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The Flower Show

7 Unique Marketplace and Makers Market Vendors to Check Out at the 2024 Flower Show

February 20, 2024

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By Amanda Baez 

Each year the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show unites people from all over the world to take part in supporting a greener future while creating unforgettable memories. Although horticulture is the main focus of the Show, it’s also a great place to explore more than 200 vendors with unique products, services, crafts, and DIY businesses. 

The PHS Makers Market area showcases small businesses around Philadelphia and their beautiful handmade goods -- from jewelry to home decor, and everything in between. The Flower Show Marketplace features a curated collection to meet all your gardening needs including decorative garden wares, garden tools, garden apparel and accessories, live plants, florals, jewelry, home decor, and more. Find out about 7 vendors you can expect to see at United By Flowers.  

Makers Market – in Bloom City in the Grand Hall 

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1. Melmo’s Dog Treats  

Specializing in all-natural handmade dog biscuits, Melmo's Dog Treats is the perfect place to get yummy delicacies for your furry friends. With a pure dedication to making their business the best it can be, Melmo's Dog Treats focuses on more than just treats. They focus on having meaningful conversations about what people want for their pets, locally sourced ingredients, and creating their products by hand to ensure a delicious option. If you’re attending the Show on Fido Friday with your own Fido, be sure to stop by their stand. 

“Stop by Melmo’s Dog Treats and let's have a conversation about your dog, cat, or horse!” – Melmo’s Dog Treats
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2. Fern in the Forest  

Perfect for stationery lovers, you can find sustainable stationery, wall art, and functional goods at Fern in the Forest. Notepads, greeting cards, stickers, art prints, washi tape, tote bags, and tea towels all feature original botanical watercolor and gouache paintings and are perfect for all Flower Show lovers who want to take home something botanical. With three limited edition items coming to the Flower Show, you won’t want to miss out – including a Flowers of Pennsylvania poster featuring original paintings of local, native flowers. You’ll also be able to find a Flowers of PA tote bag, sold only at the Flower Show. Stop by their booth to snag these before they’re gone! 

“I’m so excited to be vending at the Flower Show! I can’t wait to meet you all and geek out over botanicals with you!” - Fern in the Forest

Marketplace – in the Exhibits Area 

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3. Shady Exotics 

Shady Exotics, owned by Derek and Jamie Slimmer, is a family-owned business specializing in tropical plants, custom terrariums, and dried flower arrangements. Their tropical plant inventory can range from common pothos to exclusive plants such as the Monstera Thai Constellation. They also have dried flowers and flower arrangements, with their Cottage Core Collection as a must-see item. Their DIY terrarium kits are also very popular with families as a great activity to do with kids. While Derek and Jamie are regular Flower Show goers, this is their first time vending at the event, and they are excited to meet new people who love plants and flowers as much as they do!  

“Being a vendor at the Flower Show gives us the opportunity to meet new people who love plants and flowers as much as we do.” - Shady Exotics
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4. Bee Creek 

Bee Creek is a small, family-owned business located in the beautiful mountains of Bear Creek, Pennsylvania. Using the highest quality ingredients, they specialize in creating delicious handmade syrups using mature shagbark hickory trees. Bee Creek describes their shagbark hickory syrup as a product that many have never heard of. Oftentimes it is not available in local grocery markets due to the labor-intensive, artisan process that is necessary to create it. The taste is more complex than Maple syrup as it can include a toasted, nutty, smokey hickory flavor. Bee Creek loves Mother Nature and feels honored that they have the chance to share this one-of-a-kind flavor of the forest at the Philadelphia Flower Show!  

“We’re proud of what we make and love when we have the chance to share it.” - Bee Creek
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5. Sow & Sew 

First-time Flower Show vendors and mobile boutique Sow & Sew specializes in gift items, clothing, jewelry, slippers, and purses – they truly have something for everyone. This vendor keeps their products local and strives to include women and minority makers in their shop. Their normal shop on wheels is adapting a bit for the Flower Show, and this team is ready to show what they’ve got when the show doors open!  

“Stop by booth 409 and say hello, look at our special items, and maybe even take something home as a reminder of United by Flowers 2024!” - Sow & Sew

6. Gardinnovations 

Gardinnovations invents and develops many of its products, so gardeners should stop by to check out innovative and novel gardening tools and supplies not found anywhere else! Their most popular items are the Seed-In Soil Digger, the 24-Hole Soil Digger, and GrowAway Garden Domes. Their newest products, the Garden Groomer, and their Plant Slips pre-cut weed blockers are their newest garden products. If you or anyone you know is in need of gardening tools then look no further, Gardinnovations is the place to turn.  

“We will have samples of our products to handle and test out, so stop by and take a look!” - Gardinnovations
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7. New-Bee Ranch 

Come and see how real local apiary products are better than anything you’ve ever purchased from a big store at New Bee Ranch! This small women-owned business will feature a large selection of hand-poured beeswax candles, all-natural beeswax body products, and, of course, their local raw honey from their apiaries in Montgomery Co. Focusing on small-batch, seasonal products for anyone’s kitchen and home, New Bee Ranch believes that shopping small and eating locally will save the world! 

“I am looking forward to meeting everyone, we can’t wait to help you find your next favorite gift!” - New-Bee Ranch

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