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The Flower Show

Preparations Underway for 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show

August 13, 2020

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Brighter Display Garden

"The big news is that we are moving the Flower Show to a new location at a new time of year in 2021,” says Sam Lemheney, PHS Chief of Shows and Events. Planning for the mammoth event is normally a years’ long effort. Given the monumental challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, PHS’s staff and board made an early decision to change the 2021 Flower Show’s look and the locale to offer a safe, breathtaking experience for all.

PHS is in discussions with volunteers, new and existing partners, sponsors, vendors and exhibitors to finalize plans for the 2021 Flower Show with an eye on an outdoor venue and an early summer date. Moving the Flower Show outdoors will allow new creative potential as well as social distancing and the health benefits of being outside. “Philadelphia is our home and offers a number of locations where the Show will benefit from the “borrowed scenery” of grand outdoor spaces along with access to mass transit, parking and major highways,” says Lemheney. Details will be announced in the early fall and everyone can keep up to date on plans throughout the year by visiting

“The Flower Show will always provide the inspiration and encouragement to people at all skill levels to enjoy the benefits of gardening and join PHS in gardening for the greater good,” says Matt Rader, PHS President. “We are very excited at the possibilities for the 2021 Show and promise a welcoming, safe and truly extraordinary experience.”

To Do Now! Join as a PHS member to stay up to date, provide needed support for the Show, and lock in your ticket discounts and special member access to the Show. Benefits vary by membership level. General admission tickets will go on sale in January.