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The Philadelphia Flower Show 2024

"United by Flowers" opens on March 2 and runs through March 10, tickets are on sale now.

Philadelphia Flower Show, flowers across the USA

The Philadelphia Horticultural Society has a long-standing tradition of creating a wondrous display of flowers, plants, trees, and more to showcase the talents of local florists and horticulturists who come to exhibit at this world-renowned showcase. We’ll celebrate the 195th PHS Philadelphia Flower Show with the theme “United by Flowers” for 2024, to celebrate the colorful community that comes together to share in their love of gardening, flowers, and plants, and the impact they make on our lives all year round. Tickets are available for purchase.


Entrance Garden

The PHS Entrance Garden is always over-the-top, and captivates guests from the second they walk into the Convention Center. It’s almost disorienting for those who have been to that building before, because it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before in this space! This year will feature the show’s largest-ever created body of water, with a glass-like centerpiece and a floating floral sculpture. The top photo here shows a rendering of the Entrance Garden.

Local Neighborhood Features

Philadelphia area schools have created their own way to showcase the rich history of our city, and several of them will have exhibits in the Flower Show to honor their neighborhoods and landmarks.

Experience MORE at the Flower Show

New this year is a speaker series on various topics that will happen daily. This is a great way for gardeners new and old to listen and learn from experts in the field. Topics will include garden design, vegetable gardening, native plants, rock gardening, houseplants, and more! This is free with admission.

Artisan Row is the hub for guests to create alongside florists and horticulturists. This area has been expanded this year due to high demand. Guests can create fresh floral crowns, candles, floral handbags, bouquets, terrariums, dried flower vases, and botanical jewelry. Purchase is required.

Kids Cocoon returns with a respite for kids to TOUCH and learn in a way they cannot in the main show area. They can plant, dig, read a story, learn from local partners, and more! New this year, the PHS Shop will be selling a special Flower Show coloring book designed by local artists so kids can enjoy and remember their experience long after the Show has ended.

Special Events

Family Frolic
March 3, free with admission 10 am – 3 pm

This special day at the Flower Show is dedicated to those with little ones. Packed with activities and programming, families can enjoy face painting, giveaways, mascot visits and more.

Fido Friday
March 8, free with admission, 5 – 8 pm

The dogs will be back at the Flower Show this year! This event invites guests and their four-legged pals to experience “United by Flowers” together, featuring fur-friendly activations.

Flowers After Hours
March 9, 8:30 – 11:30 pm

The acclaimed after-hours dance party is back with a new theme – Shimmer and Shine! This sophisticated 21+ soirée will groove to the beats of a stellar lineup featuring all-female DJs from Philadelphia, set amidst the mesmerizing floral displays as the backdrop, this night promises an experience where the vibrant energy of the city converges with the allure of nature’s beauty. 

Guests are invited to dress in glamourous shades of white and nude tones with glimmering fabrics, and sparkling accessories. Whether guests come adorned in sequins or glittering jackets, gowns, or hats, the dance floor will become a tapestry of movement and celebration. Ticket purchase required.

Behind the Blooms Tour NEW

New this year, the Behind the Blooms Tour will go deeper into the realm of horticulture at the Show. Led by acclaimed horticulturists and event professionals you’ll learn how these intense exhibits come to life. These tours are offered Monday through Friday, 8 – 10 am, with one 15 person group being available per day.

Early Morning Tours

This two hour tour offers guests the opportunity to learn more about the designers and architects, plus get up close to the displays before the Show opens to the general admission. Tours run daily, from 8 – 10 am, with purchase of a special ticket required.

Content Director, Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family. Email me at pamela@familyfocus.org