The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will be offering a host of new activities and events at this year’s Flower Show in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in South Philly.
- The company is also getting rid of timed tickets and attendance limitations put in place last year due to the pandemic.
Details: The show, which will run from June 11-19, will include daily live music, as well as:
- Early morning visits.
- Interactive gardening workshops, called potting parties ($10).
- The “Butterflies live!Outdoor exhibit featuring hundreds of butterflies and a pollinator garden ($5).
- Artisan Row, where visitors can make crafts like flower crowns and candles ($20-$25).
For families, the new interactive outdoor exhibition, “Kids Cocoon and Play Space”, offers a playground and daily gardening programming.
More: There’s a new pop-up restaurant dubbed The Lakes, featuring bistro fare from James Beard award-winning chef Jean-Marie Lacroix, whose homonymous restaurant is based at the Rittenhouse Hotel.
- And on June 18, guests can enjoy drag shows, music, food, drink and other activities at “Flowers After Hours” ($75 per person).
What they say : “Engagement is definitely one of the big changes this year…because we really couldn’t do that last year,” Sam Lemheney, PHS’s head of shows and events, told a press conference. Monday.
- “We couldn’t get people to garden, we couldn’t get them to actually get involved and get their hands dirty,” he added.
What there is to know: Tickets are on sale now at company website and cost $20 to $25 for children and $30 to $50 for adults.
And after: The PHS will soon reveal more details about how and where the show will operate going forward, Lemheney said.
- “Right now we’re having a lot of conversations with our board, with our team to really understand and make the right decision as we move forward,” he said.
To note : The Flower Show has been held indoors in March throughout its nearly 200-year history, until it moved outdoors for the first time last year.