Archive for the ‘Groups’ Category

Learn about Plants…and Make New Friends

March 13, 2011

We hope your visit to the Flower Show included a trip to Hall B to learn about all the cool plant societies in the Delaware Valley region. From ivy to ferns to cacti to orchids, there’s a plant society to match everyone’s taste and interests, and it’s a great way to keep your “Flower Show momentum” going strong.

You’re 100% guaranteed to make new friends, too! As orchid expert Michael Bowell says, “We want to tell folks how to become member of the societies, since it’s as much about meeting people and having fun as it is about growing great plants.”


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!

Flower Show Looking Forward to Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

October 6, 2010

As we plan for the 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show, “Springtime in Paris,” we are looking forward to this spring’s Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.

The Festival, inspired by the Kimmel Center and to feature Paris 1910-1920 and the creative spirit of the time, will be held April 7 – May 1.

Organizers will kick off ticket sales with a ceremony tomorrow starting at 10:30 am at the Kimmel featuring the national touring cast of JERSEY BOYS as well as acknowledging the collaboration of the festival’s 128 partner organizations. A PIFA Truck, complete with costumed representatives of some of the festival’s event categories (food, fashion, dance, theatre and art), will visit four neighborhoods, offering chances to win a pair of tickets to the festival’s opening night gala and performance.

Tour Stops include:

  • Pat’s/Geno’s, 9th & Wharton, 11:45 -12:15
  • Taller Puertorriqueno, 2721 N. 5th Street, 1:15 – 1:30
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th Street, 2:30 – 3:00
  • Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave, 4:45 – 5:15     

We can’t wait!

 The 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show will be held March 6-13, 2011 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Welcome Drew

June 22, 2010

On June 16, members of the Greene Countrie Garden Club hosted a meet and greet for area garden clubs (and avid Flower Show participants) to meet the new PHS president, Drew Becher. The event was held at Abington Township’s historic Meadowbrook Farm, where flowers are forced for the Flower Show.

Guests enjoyed the beautiful gardens and great shopping in Meadowbrook’s garden center and gift shop.

We thank them all for such a wonderful welcome.

Flower Show Chair Melinda Moritz, PHS President Drew Becher and Club President Diane Hanson

Flower Show Named Top 2011 Event!

June 15, 2010

The American Bus Association, the trade association representing motor coach and tour companies, travel and tourism organizations, and suppliers of bus products and services in the United States and Canada, has selected the 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show, “Springtime in Paris,” as a Top 100 Group Event in North America for 2011.

ABA’s Top 100 Events in North America is an annual compendium of the best events for group travel. Each spring, a committee of ABA-member motor coach and tour operators selects the Top 100 Events for the subsequent year. Winners are chosen from hundreds of celebrations, festivals, fairs, commemorative events, and more that have been nominated by ABA members.

Now in its 29th year, the Top 100 Events receive worldwide attention via the media–television, radio, and print–such as USA Today and CNN. ABA distributes some 10,000 copies of the Top 100 Events in North America magazine, featuring the winners, to all of its members and to thousands of travelers worldwide.

 The Flower Show was also chosen in 2010. For group tour information, please visit here.

Join a Plant Society!

March 6, 2010

American Ivy Society

Philadelphia-area plant societies have always held an important role at the Flower Show, both for engaging new members and displaying their fabulous plants. From rock gardening to rhododendrons to cactus and more, there is a plant society for everyone. There’s even a society dedicated to botanical illustration.

Check out all their fabulous exhibits in Hall B (the educational “Know It” section of the Show) and find a society that’s just right for you. Aside from learning about a special category of plants and how to grow them, you’ll also make plenty of new friends. (That’s a guaranteed part of the plant-society experience.)

Delaware Valley Fern & Wildflower Society

Cheers! Salute! Kampai! Wine & Spirits sampling

November 25, 2009


This year we are partnering again with the PA Wine & Spirits Stores to have  wine tastings AND spirits sampling at the Show. With the international theme- there are some many great things to try (full schedule will be posted in Feb). The tastings and store will be located at the Grand Hall, near the 12th and Market Streets entrance. Tastings are free with Flower Show admission. Must be 21 years old.

Five Questions for Maudelin Alston

August 6, 2009




small niche entry

Maudelin's 2nd place winner in the small niche category last year. The design was inspired by a post card.

MummytouchupMeet Maudelin. You may have seen her in the echoed halls of the Pennsylvania Convention Center early in the morning. Or pouring over lists at the shows office at PHS headquarters. She is the volunteer chair of the Arrangement Classes for the Philadelphia International Flower Show.  Hi Maudelin.

How did you first become interested in gardening?

It really began with my love of color. I was fascinated by the range of color and various shades one can bring to a garden. I became involved with PHS and the Show through my garden club, the Moorestown Garden Club. The club has a long relationship with PHS. It continues to encourage and inspire members to be a part of the Show in a variety of ways.

What is your favorite part of the Flower Show?

My favorite part is opening day. When the entries have been placed and everyone’s gone, I’m in awe when I look at it all. I enjoy witnessing how everyone’s effort, excitement and commitment comes together to make a wonderful Show.


Congratulations, Evan!

June 5, 2009


Congratulations to Evan Brown, a longtime volunteer for the Flower Show’s Garden Writers Association event, for his recent designation to Eagle Scout. Evan, who just graduated from Parkland High School and is heading off to the University of Pittsburgh in the fall, has been honored for his hours of service designing, installing and maintaining gardens at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Allentown.

Last year, Asbury UMC was awarded a Community Greening Award from PHS. Evan designed and planted more than 400 annuals in containers and beds each year for the last five years! Go Evan! Evan is the son of GWA officer Kirk Brown, and has done a wonderful job with registration for the annual Garden Writers Association Breakfast. We at PHS are grateful for all of his greening and volunteer efforts and wish him the best of luck.


Evan and Kirk Brown

Flower Show and More Flower Show

April 1, 2009


Now that the Philadelphia Flower Show is over, we get a bit of breathing room and then…keep going! We are so excited to be partnering with the first Macy’s Flower Show in Philadelphia, April 5-19 at the Center City Wanamaker Building. Philadelphia Flower Show designer Sam Lemheney and Burke Brothers Landscape Contractors (veteran exhibitors of the Philadelphia Flower Show) collaborated on the installation and creation of the flower gardens.

The Macy’s Philadelphia Flower Show will be held in the Grand Court at Macy’s Center City, the site of Wanamaker’s flower shows from the 1930s through the early 1970s. PHS—which runs the Philadelphia Flower Show, the world’s oldest and largest indoor Flower Show—is partnering on the event.

Featuring stunning landscapes, celebrity guests and renowned floral designers, Dream In Color will transform the store into a vibrant dreamscape, showcasing unique garden environments overflowing with thousands of exotic trees and flowering plants.

“Bouquet of the Day” centerpieces will be created by Philadelphia Flower Show participants Moda Botanica, Donna O’Brien, Jamie Rothstein, Bill Schaffer and Barb King.


Take advantage of 15-minute specially guided tours! They’re available at 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm at The Eagle. During the tour you’ll learn all about this year’s flowers and plants, plus you’ll get an insider’s look at The Eagle and the Wanamaker Organ. Tours are complimentary. Macy’s stores are closed Easter Sunday, April 12.

%d bloggers like this: