New Details About “Springtime in Paris”

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The 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show, presented by PNC,  will transport visitors to the beautiful City of Light – the capital of art, fashion, food and love — from March 6-13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

A blooming “Springtime in Paris” will greet guests with a bucolic park scene along the Seine. Flowering trees, lilacs, roses and borders of lavender will lead visitors through gardens inspired by the Tuileries. In the distance, a daring Moulin Rouge atmosphere will pulse with cabaret performances, spectacular flower sculptures and carousel topiaries.

“Paris intrigues and entertains like no other city,” said Flower Show Designer Sam Lemheney. “The horticulture and culture will transport visitors to another place, all while inspiring them to create wonderful gardens at home.”

Featured displays will highlight:

• Opulent Paris, a time of Victorian glamour.

• Romantic Paris, tête-à-tête down the Seine.

• Gourmet Paris, amid rooftop and edible gardens.

• Artists’ Paris, from canvas to landscape.

• Underground Paris, a catacomb of avant-garde art.

• Timeless Paris, courtyards and cafes form a Parisian paradise.

“Springtime in Paris” will capture the unforgettable fragrance of the French jardin, the soulful song of the chanteuse, the intimate ambiance of a Left Bank café, and the grand beauty of a Parisian park. The 2011 Flower Show is for lovers, and everyone else.

Proceeds from the Philadelphia International Flower Show support PHS’s acclaimed Philadelphia Green 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.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (www.pnc.com) is one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management; asset management and global fund services.

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