Archive for February 3rd, 2010

Minas at the Flower Show Press Conference

February 3, 2010

At World Cafe Live in University City, the first press event for the 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show had hips swaying with a warm blend of Samba and Bossa Nova music.  A perfect way to usher in the Spring and introduce the “Passport to the World” theme.

Minas, a popular Brazilian duo dressed smartly in turquoise and peach, lightened the air with guitar and piano solos that have made them a local and national favorite.  Patricia King and Orlando Haddad are a husband and wife band who’ve performed at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and various Jazz festivals throughout the country.   They will be performing several sets each day on the “Explorer’s Stage” at this year’s Flower Show from February 28 to March 7.   So be sure to stop by, and soon they’ll have you singing, “So Danço Samba!”

Passport to Healing: Welcome Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Network

February 3, 2010

Flower Show Designer Sam Lemheney, Cheryl Wilks and Gerrie Schmidt


For the first time, the Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Network, based out Dresher, Pa., will be exhibiting at the Philadelphia International Flower Show. Their educational exhibit, “Passport to Healing: Horticultural Therapy Around the World,” will be a great addition this year. 

In the professional world of horticultural therapy, plants are used to reduce stress, distract from pain, enhance fine motor skills, teach new abilities, increase self-esteem, and help in many other ways, according to MAHTN. 

In this exhibit, visitors will see accessible gardening techniques that allow people to reconnect to the nurturing benefits of gardening. Herbs, flowers, vegetables, succulents and tropical plants will be used in ways that are fun and stimulating. 

We can’t wait.

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