Each year in February and March, people near and far make their way to the Philadelphia Convention Center to see what inspirational and informative displays, educational presentations, and entertainment the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show has to offer.
Last year’s show – titled ARTiculture – featured landscapes, gardens and floral arrangements inspired by artists from the Old Masters to the Impressionists to today’s Post Modernists. It highlighted art’s influence in gardening – and vice versa.
The show not only attracted 230,000 visitors from around the world, but recently received 17 international awards for excellence – including a top prize, the Grand Pinnacle Gold Award – from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA). The show was recognized in a variety of presentation, programming and promotional categories. Among the areas honored were the show’s entrance garden, community outreach program, green practices at the event, and show merchandise.
The 17 international awards were the greatest number of prizes ever received by the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show in an IFEA contest, which includes entries from the Kentucky Derby Festival, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, Indianapolis 500 Festival, National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., City of Dublin Irish Festival, Edmonton Heritage Festival, Ludwig Von Beethoven Festival in Krakow, Rotterdam Festivals and the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore.
Here’s to hoping that this year’s show is even better! To get details about the 2015 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show – ‘Lights, Camera, BLOOM’, in which attendees will experience the magic of movies and horticulture – click here.