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Charitybuzz Highlight: Feeling a Little Starstruck?

March 9, 2012

Here’s a chance to rub elbows with some famous and influential people, all while supporting PHS and its programs (like Plant One Million and City Harvest).

The PHS auction at features some incredible prizes including tickets to watch a live taping of Hardball with Chris Matthews and a tour of the set, followed by a photo-op with the host and Philadelphia native, Chris Matthews!

On a lighter note, bid for two VIP tickets to be in the studio audience for LIVE! With Kelly in New York (who doesn’t want to start their day with Kelly Ripa?), or be among Philadelphia’s brightest stars with tickets to the Preview Party for the 2013 Philadelphia International Flower Show.

Want to catch up on all things Philly-related? Bid on the opportunity for you and a guest to have lunch with one of most-recognized voices in the Delaware Valley—KYW Newsradio anchor, Harry Donahue. Harry is also the voice of Temple University football and basketball, hosts weekly radio and television shows, and has also done play-by-play for Philadelphia Eagles preseason games.

Visit between now and March 13 to bid. Good luck!

Charitybuzz Highlights: The Ultimate for the Sports Fan

March 2, 2012

The PHS auction at is teeming with one-of-a-kind prizes for the sports-minded set. For instance, picture yourself with three fiends at center court for a Philadelphia 76ers game or being incredibly close to your favorite player at a Phillies home game.

Or imagine watching the Philadelphia Eagles next season with two suite tickets and two sideline passes.

Want to get the inside scoop on the game? You and three guests can have lunch with former Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants punter, Sean Landeta.

Want to play instead of spectate? Bid on a round of golf at Merion Golf Club’s East Course in Ardmore, PA. where you and two guests will create a foursome with member and PHS luminary Harry Hill, and then enjoy lunch and a post-round drink.

Bid early and often at! These and many other prizes beyond the wide world of sports are only available until Tuesday, March 13. The proceeds from your winning bid directly support PHS and its programs, including Plant One Million and City Harvest. Good luck!

Use the Bloomin’ Fun Pass for Citywide Discounts

February 16, 2012

Attention seekers of fun and savings!

Heading out on the town before or during the Flower Show? Coming from out-of-town and booking a hotel? Don’t forget to take advantage of wallet-friendly Pop-Up Promotions at tons of restaurants, attractions, and retail stores by using the Bloomin’ Fun Pass!

Use the link above to download and print out your pass. You’ll then have access to 15% off restaurants, 10% off shopping, $2 off tickets to partner attractions, and discounted hotel and travel rates—all part of the citywide celebration for “Hawaii: Islands of Aloha.”

From tasty sushi at 1225 Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge to an educational day exploring the Philadelphia Museum of Art, there are savings for everyone with the Bloomin’ Fun Pass. Take a peek here to find a complete list of 2012 participants.

Happy savings, and see you at the Show!

Win the Ultimate Flower Show Date Night

February 4, 2012

Our friends at are hopeless romantics, and for the month of February they want to share the love with you. Each day they are awarding incredible prizes—tickets, dinners, hotel stays, and more. The grand prize is a sleek, chic red Vespa.

Today’s prize should be extra appealing to you Flower Show fans. Enter to win a date at the Flower Show for you and your honey. Here’s the itinerary:

As you know, this year’s Flower Show will transport you to paradise with its tropical colors and welcoming atmosphere. For lunch, make your way across the street to the Reading Terminal Market for a taste of Philly’s favorite delicacies, gourmet eats—or a little of both. Then, it’s time to enjoy a two-night stay at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, a modern hotel in a historic building that boasts Cartier clocks, a bank vault door and polished granite.

Pretty nice prize, right? To enter, click here. And remember to check back each day to enter to win other prizes (and up your odds of getting that gorgeous Vespa).

By now you must be feeling the love!

Enhance Your Show Experience: Girls’ Night Out

February 10, 2011

Gather your girlfriends and escape to the Flower Show on Thursday, March 10, for Girls’ Night Out, an exclusive event for shopping and sampling. Representatives from restaurants, boutiques, spas, and cosmetic suppliers will show off their goods from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, and attendees will receive a gift bag full of swag.

As a bonus, Girls’ Night Out includes free wine and spirits tasting till 7 pm. Guests will also get to see a live broadcast of QVC at 8 pm on the Show floor (come early if you want to meet and greet hosts Antonella Nester and Jonathan Redmond). You can expect more info on QVC’s involvement in the Flower Show very soon!

Tickets for the exclusive Girls’ Night Out event are $40 and can be purchased here. Participants will receive a wristband upon entering the Show and must register at the 12th and Market Street entrance, giving them access to a VIP area of the Grand Hall.

Girls’ Night Out at the Flower Show is co-hosted by PHS, Cashman & Associates and…

Other partners include:

• City Food Tours
• Rescue Rittenhouse Spa
• Sampan
• Giovanni & Pileggi
• The 611 Lifestyle
• Nicole Miller
• Skinny Water
• Rittenhouse Women’s Wellness Center
• Pileggi Boutique
• 5-Hour Energy
• Brown Betty Dessert Boutique
• Catalyst Cleanse
• Touch of Blush
• …And More!

Plan Your Visit: Area Attractions

February 3, 2011

If you’re visiting from afar, or just want to get away for an evening, the Philadelphia area has hundreds of hotels for your convenience. We’ve prepared a list of 15 to help you on your way, all of which offer special deals for Flower Show guests.

Hotels aren’t the only ones offering ticket packages. A number of regional attractions and restaurants also offer Flower Show combos, including Longwood Gardens, the Adventure Aquarium, the Spirit of Liberty, and many more. Find the complete list here.

New this year is a special offer from City Food Tours. A limited-time Flower Show Tour will have you sample the city’s finest treats, including cheeses with a French flair, flower-infused chocolates, and exotic teas coveted by Parisians.

As always, send any questions my way. We can’t wait to see you at the Flower Show.

Plan Your Visit: Value Ticket Packages

February 2, 2011

Whether you’re a Flower Show veteran or planning your first trip, this week I want to share some tips to help you get Show ready. For instance, I highly recommend the value ticket packages available online at

If yours is a family of four, consider the PHS Family Fun Pak. For $70 you receive two adult and two child (ages 2-16) tickets to the Show.

No kids? No worries—opt for the PHS Value Pak. Receive four adult tickets for the super-low price of $95.

But wait, there’s more! In addition to the tickets, both Paks include a free, one-year PHS membership. The benefits of membership are just about endless, so read up on the Family Fun Pak and Value Pak here.

If you have questions about this offer or anything pertaining to the Show, ask away in the comments section.

Looking for a Great Gift Idea?

November 11, 2010

How about tickets to the Philadelphia International Flower Show

Send your family and friends to the world’s largest indoor flower show”Springtime in Paris,” March 6-13, 2011  at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Get your print-at-home tickets online and customize at or purchase over the phone at 215-988-8800.

Each ticket purchased for the Show this year will help the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society provide fresh produce for underserved families and plant new trees throughout the region. The Flower Show raises $1 million annually for the efforts of Philadelphia Green, the acclaimed community greening program operated by PHS.


Roasting Marshmallows, Holiday Greens, and More

November 11, 2010

Mark your calendars for the Meadowbrook Farm Holiday Open House coming up on Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Meadowbrook Farm, 1633 Washington Lane,  Abington Township, Pa., 19046.

The event is free and open to the public.

Enjoy tours of the decorated estate house of the late Mr. & Mrs. J. Liddon Pennock, join in on children’s activities including roasting marshmallows, and shop in a redesigned store by Philadelphia International Flower Show exhibitor Groundswell Design Group at this festive event. Christmas trees, terrariums, succulent gardens, a holiday marketplace full of crafts and treats, and a great selection of poinsettias, cut greens and gifts will be for sale. Learn tips on how to decorate your own home this season.

PHS Members enjoy a 10% discount on plant purchases at Meadowbrook Farm. For more, please visit

Windows to the World

September 8, 2010

The Comcast Center's 2010 Window

Each year, more than 250,000 visitors travel to the Greater Philadelphia region to attend the Philadelphia International Flower Show and enjoy area shops, restaurants and attractions. Join us in 2011 for “Springtime in Paris,” by participating in our free annual Phlower Power Window Decorating Contest. It’s still early, but sign up to learn more later this fall and get your window ready right after Valentine’s Day. The contest takes place before and during the Show, which runs March 6-13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Contestants can win in several different categories as well as Flower Show tickets.


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