The 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show

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The 2011 Flower Show will Toast the Gardening and Culture of Paris!

With the 2010 Flower Show drawing crowds to the Pennsylvania Convention Center through March 7, planning for next year’s Show has begun in earnest.

PHS, producer of the famed event, announced that the Show theme for next year will be “Springtime in Paris” to be held March 6 – March 13, 2011, a nod to the world’s most popular tourist destination.

“From Moulin Rouge to the Musee d’Orsay, Paris intrigues and entertains like no other city,” said Show Designer Sam Lemheney.

Featured displays will draw from the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay, artists such as Renoir, Monet, and van Gogh; modern art collections of the National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou; and the beloved Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise and le Catacombes where the remains of Chopin, Moliere, Gertrude Stein, Jim Morrison, and Oscar Wilde reside.

The Philadelphia International Flower Show is produced by PHS and presented by PNC. PHS has 16,000 members throughout the country, offers hundreds of educational programs year-round, and is considered the nation’s leading authority on urban renewal through greening. The Flower Show benefits Philadelphia Green, PHS’s acclaimed program that restores neighborhood parks, creates community gardens, conducts large-scale tree plantings, revitalizes vacant land, engages thousands of citizens in community development activities, and maintains treasured public landscapes. As the nation’s largest comprehensive community greening program, Philadelphia Green serves as a model for cities across the U.S.

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32 Responses to “The 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show”

  1. Chris Somers Says:

    It is such an amazing show and such a treat for everyone in Philadelphia. I have relatives from VA that try to come every year for it as well. Keep up the great work !

  2. Marie Ann Robinson Says:

    Thanks for a wonderful 2010 show! And I love your choice of theme for next year…’Springtime in Paris’. I am a pressed flower artist and love seeing all the entries in this competition.

  3. Ed Maffeo Says:

    would like to know the group rate for 2011 a.s.a.p. to be able to put in into my next tour book (would like to have it now if available).
    Thanks

  4. Pat Kennedy Says:

    I loved the 2010 show. although a native of PA, it was my first in 55 yrs. Fantastic!
    I hope to go again in 2011

  5. Mary Smith Says:

    I’d love notices from your show. We’re coming. Just need to know specifics.

  6. Susan George Says:

    I run the bus trips for our group and would like the dates for the 2011 show, please. Thank You.

    • LBH Says:

      Hi Susan:

      The 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show “Springtime in Paris” will be held March 6-13, 2011 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Much more info at theflowershow.com.

  7. Bill Says:

    How much is an entry ticket for senior citizens?

  8. Kate Says:

    I have already booked my hotel for the first two days of the show! It will be my first EVER and, as I am a huge Francophile, it will be very exciting to see what is done with all my favorite Parisian sites! I am booking through AAA so haven’t gotten the actual ticket yet. See you all there!

  9. Judy Lango Says:

    Please send info on flower show. I would like to try and get a group from Wisconsin to go.
    Thanks, Judy

  10. Sis Butler Says:

    I would like to know what the 2011 group rate for senior citizens is going to be for the flower show.
    Thank you,
    Sis Butler

  11. Mary Tinsley Says:

    My church Altar Guild members would like to make the trip from VA as a group. Is there a group rate for the show? If so could you give me the price. It’s never too early to get a trip like this together.

  12. Jacqui Jules Says:

    I would be happy to assist any group with accommodations. The Windsor Suites is just 3 blocks to the newly expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center.

  13. lucille robinson Says:

    please advise group prices for flower show.

    thank you.

    • PG Editor Says:

      Hi, Lucille. We love having groups come to the Flower Show. Group info can be found at theflowershow.com. Look for “group information” along the top banner. One thing to keep in mind, many groups enjoy taking early-morning VIP tours of the Flower Show. You can learn more about that exclusive experience at theflowershow.com as well.

  14. cheryl Wright Says:

    When /where are tickets going on sale. I wanted to get some for holiday presents.

    • PG Editor Says:

      Hey, Cheryl. We couldn’t agree more with you, Flower Show tickets make great holiday presents. Tickets are on sale now. Visit http://www.theflowershow.com and click on “tickets.” Don’t forget, you can enhance your Flower Show experience by purchasing a garden tea or VIP tour!

  15. Nadine Says:

    I know there is a bus trip that starts at rartian valley community college and then picks up a group at the hampton inn in flemington that goes to the flower show, if you have information on this please let me know. thanks

    • PG Editor Says:

      Hi, Nadine. Unfortunately I don’t know about that specific trip. Perhaps try calling the college or Hampton Inn and see if they know who organized it. No matter what, I hope we’ll see you at the Show!

    • Jeanette Says:

      Nadine, did you ever find a bus to the Flower Show from RVCC and/or Flemington? I’m in White House and I’m looking for a ride. Thanks.

  16. Tina Says:

    This is such a Fantastic show every year! I’m so looking for to it again. Its already marked on my calendar. Keep up the great work!

  17. Tina Says:

    This is such a Fantastic show every year! I’m so looking forward to it again. Its already marked on my calendar. Keep up the great work!

  18. Daisy Says:

    I’m trying to organize ladies for the opening day and am looking for a nice place for brunch with good ambiance and food in keeping with the theme…any suggestions?

    • Daniel Says:

      Great question, Daisy. I’ll ask around and get you an answer.

    • Daniel Says:

      Here are some suggestions, Daisy. What could be more Parisian than a bistro? Look into Bistro La Minette and Bistro St. Tropex. Also the Sofitel Hotel has great food offerings with French flair.

      Also, let your group know that Thursday, March 10 is Girls’ Night Out at the Flower Show. Stay tuned for more info.

  19. Daisy Says:

    Thanks very much! We’ll go with Bistro St tropez – asked friends and they said the same thing….hiow near is St tropez to the Flower Show – is it a reasonable walking distance since it’ll still be cold?

  20. HOWARD ERYOU Says:

    Is there a DVD of the show that you can purchase online or in philly or jersey?

    • Daniel Says:

      Howard, the answer is yes! Well, almost. A DVD of the Show will be filmed, produced, and printed over the next few days. By the end of the Show you will able to order the DVD online at theflowershow.com. Visit that site in a week or so and look for the link. If you have any trouble, let us know here on the blog. Thanks!

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