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The Flower Show

Give the Gift of Green this Holiday Season

December 17, 2020

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Give the Gift of Green blog

By Kristen Rice

‘Tis the Season of Giving! If you are stuck on finding something for the person who has everything this holiday season, why not give back instead? There are so many ways to give something special to those you love while knowing that your gift will support PHS's environmental and sustainable initiatives at the same time. With your support, a gift to PHS will make the greater Philadelphia area a healthy, beautiful, and green place to live. Here are just a few gift ideas!

Become a PHS Member

Why not consider giving the gift of membership to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society? PHS Members receive a complimentary subscription to GROW magazine, and members-only educational programs and privileges. This year, PHS is also offering an exclusive opportunity to members to secure complimentary or discounted tickets to the 2021 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show!

For the first time in its nearly 200-year history, the Show will take place outdoors from June 5-13, allowing for new creative expression and horticultural displays as well as social distancing and the health benefits of being outside. PHS Members get access to "Members-First" reservations before tickets go on sale to the public in January 2021.

Take a look at these special offers for PHS membership and the associated Flower Show ticket benefits:

Contributing Members ($50-$149)

Receive a 10% discount on up to two adult tickets.

Activist Member ($150-$249) and higher tiers

Receive complimentary tickets (offering access to Members' Preview Day, Friday, June 4), as well as additional ticket discounts.

Brent and Becky’s Bulbs

Brent and Becky’s Bulbs offers a wide selection of perennial bulbs that will make a wonderful holiday gift that keeps giving back. A wide variety of colorful indoor and outdoor bulbs can light up any garden. When you order bulbs from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, 25% of the sale will be donated to PHS. Just select “Pennsylvania Horticultural Society” from the organization drop-down list and purchase any item online. 

Plant a Tree

Give the symbolic gift of tree-planting! PHS will send a recognition card to the recipient, announcing that a tree has been planted in their honor. Your gift will directly support the tree planting work of PHS -- and you can revel in the thought that each year your gifted tree is growing and helping a neighborhood become greener. 

Donate to PHS!

If you want to support our ethos of Gardening for the Greater Good, consider a direct donation on behalf of someone. Your donation will help support PHS programs and a diverse community of more than 300,000 supporters, volunteers, and gardeners working to create healthy environments, increase access to fresh food, expand economic opportunity, and build meaningful social connections. 

Link to Amazon Smiles

Shop for gifts online and support PHS at the same time! Link your Amazon account to PHS, where a percentage of your purchase will be donated to PHS. 

It’s easy to gift green! Find a green gift for your friends and family --while also supporting PHS. We wish you the happiest of holidays!