Disclosure: I was provided tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
The Philadelphia Flower Show is back in full force this year with a delightfully cinematic twist. This year’s theme, ‘Celebrate the Movies’, brings the best of Disney and Disney Pixar to the Convention Center floor. With stunning displays from florists, horticulturists and landscape artists from across the world, ‘Celebrate the Movies’ proves once again that the world’s largest and longest running flower show never fails to impress.
Through March 8, the Convention Center floor is home to breathtaking floral and landscape displays depicting scenes from Disney/Disney Pixar favorites like Frozen, Cars, Peter Pan, Finding Nemo, Aladdin, Ratatouille, The Lion King, Fantasia, and Mulan, to name a few. As we wandered from one incredible display to the next, my kids oohed, aahed and giggled at the dancing broomsticks, hanging monkeys, Parisian rats, and bubbling waterfalls. For the little ones, the Flower Show is pure magic. For the rest of us, the Flower Show offers a marvelous blend of beauty, ingenuity and nostalgia. From the lush lagoons of Neverland and the serene gardens of Mulan’s Imperial China to the exquisite splendor of Cinderella’s wedding banquet and the billowing curtains of Aladdin’s Agrabah, each unique and incredibly inventive display brings our childhood favorites bursting to life.
In addition to the floral and landscape installations, the 186th annual Philadelphia Flower Show offers a wide variety of special events, garden-to-table cooking demonstrations, design competitions, marketplace vendors, and entertainment, complete with red carpets and searchlights. Take a stroll through Gene London’s remarkable Hollywood costume collection or enjoy a bottle of the show’s signature drink, the PHS Hard Cider. Enjoy finger sandwiches at the Garden Tea or relax with a brew at the PHS Pop Up Beer Garden. Wander the aisles of the Marketplace and enjoy the gorgeous and unique offerings of the hundreds of vendors. For the little ones, I recommend the Butterfly Experience, an incredible interactive exhibit featuring over 1,000 gorgeous butterflies. You won’t go hungry at the Flower Show, either. Di Bruno Bros, Termini Bros, Java City Coffee, Ben & Jerry’s, cheesesteaks and good old fashioned movie candy are all available on the floor. There is truly something for everyone at the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Proceeds from the Flower Show benefit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and PHS programs such as Green City Teachers, City Harvest, PHS Kids Story Time, the Neighborhood Garden Trust and Tree Tenders.
The Flower Show runs through 3/8 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased online. For more information, visit the Flower Show website. Stay connected by following the Flower Show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.