The Philadelphia Flower Show will present an international bouquet of exhibits in 2010 called Passport to the World. The Show, which will be held Feb. 28 to March 7, will use international celebrations to highlight the flowers unique to each region.
The entrance garden will raise up America’s love of flower and vegetable gardening, showcasing plants and produce in ways you’ve never seen before. The six Showcase Gardens will feature:
+ the excitement of Brazil’s Carnivale with exotic tropicals
+ Singapore’s garden festival with an amazing display of orchids
+ Holland’s flower fields with a rainbow of bulbs and cut blooms
+ A beautiful recreation of India’s lavish wedding ceremonies with roses, marigold leis, lotus and elephants
+ South Africa’s heritage festival of native tribes and unique flora and fauna
+ and New Zealand’s garden festival, with its distinct plants and flowers.
The 2010 Flower Show also will include music, food and wines from around the world.
The Philadelphia Flower Show, the oldest and largest indoor show of its kind, is produced by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and presented by PNC Bank. PHS has more than 15,000 members and offers gardening programs year-round. The Flower Show is a major fundraiser for Philadelphia Green, the PHS program that restores neighborhood parks, creates community gardens, revitalizes vacant land, and maintains treasured public landscapes.
For more information about the Philadelphia Flower Show and PHS, please visit www.pennsylvaniahorticulturalsociety.org.