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The Flower Show

PHS Invites Everyone to Get Gardening…for the Greater Good

April 20, 2020

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Contact: 
Erin Dunkel, Vice President, Marketing and Communications 
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 
[email protected] | 215-988-8833

New Website engages gardeners and plant lovers of all ages 

[PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 20, 2020] – The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society(PHS), the organization that produces the world-famous Philadelphia Flower Show and contributes a year-round impact in the form of tree plantings, jobs training, community greening, and public landscapes, is offering everyone the opportunity to cultivate their growing interests with a visit to the new PHS website at www.PHSonline.org.  

PHS’s president, Matt Rader states, “Our website offers everyone from the veteran gardener to the “plant curious” more ideas, inspiration, and ways to have an impact through gardening.” 

The site, designed by Philadelphia-based web design and development shop P’unk Avenue, launched last week and offers a host of new features. Gardens to Visit is a snapshot of the lesser-known and extraordinarily beautiful gardens managed by PHS that line the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and this feature encourages visitors to become volunteers in the care of these treasured spaces. The For Neighborhoods section of the site is a “one-stop shop” for finding your local community garden, requesting a tree, transforming vacant land in your neighborhood, and accessing the stormwater remediation programs available to Philadelphia residents. Gardening is predictably a big focus for the site and gardeners can find resources such as AskPHS to learn from the experts, the PHS McLean Library of gardening books and resources, dozens of classes and workshops, and ways to introduce kids to gardening, including resources for teachers and parents.  

The new PHS website also features: 

  • A photo gallery of great gardening throughout the region 
  • A section devoted to all things Philadelphia Flower Show (will also receive a full refresh later this summer)  
  • A user-friendly Events Calendar – with ever-expanding ways to connect with others and get more involved in an array of gardening topics
  • An opportunity to sign up for a FREE subscription to PHS’s award-winning quarterly magazine, GROW 
  • Extensive resources for gardeners through the PHS McLean Library and the AskPHS web-based information function 
  • Ongoing stories from PHS’s community of gardeners, our partners in and around Philadelphia, and plant-focused fans  
  • The PHS new video gardening channel, GrowTogether, available on the Gardener’s Blog within the site 

The PHS mission of strengthening communities is evident throughout the site and encourages visitors to become a member, as well as support the organization’s efforts in four impact areas: increase access to fresh food; create healthier living environments; build deeper social connections; and grow economic opportunity. 

“Especially as we can’t gather together physically right now due to COVID-19 regulations on safety, PHS wants to be the go-to resource for gardeners and for anyone who believes in the power of plants and green space and wants to combine those interests to make a difference. This website is our way of welcoming everyone,” says Lisa Stephano, Chief Marketing Officer. 


For the latest information, visit https://www.PHSonline.org or to access any of PHS’s social media accounts from the PHS website:  

Facebook (www.facebook.com/PHSgardening
Twitter (www.twitter.com/PHSgardening
Instagram (www.instagram.com/PHSgardening
LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/pennsylvania-horticultural-society
YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/PennHort
 

ABOUT PHS 

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization founded in 1827, plays an essential role in the vitality of the Philadelphia region by creating healthier living environments, increasing access to fresh food, growing economic opportunity, and building deeper social connections between people. PHS delivers this impact through comprehensive greening and engagement initiatives in more than 250 neighborhoods; an expansive network of public gardens and landscapes; year-round learning experiences; and the nation’s signature gardening event, the Philadelphia Flower Show. PHS provides everyone with opportunities to garden for the greater good as a participant, member, donor, or volunteer. For information and to support this work, please visit www.PHSonline.org