Updated: Jan 12
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has reimagined the Philadelphia Flower Show for 2021. The horticultural show, which is the nation’s largest and longest-running, will be held at FDR Park from June 5 through 13.
For the first time in its nearly two century history, the Flower Show will be held outdoors. This will allow for new creative expression and horticultural displays as well as social distancing. Tickets will be date specific and timed.
The show will be held in FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue at South Broad Street, near the sports complex in South Philadelphia. The park was designed in 1914 and is a registered historic district with walkable paths, breath-taking views and a network of lakes. The park is accessible by mass transit and car. The Flower Show will be spread over 15 acres of the 348 acre park.
The Flower Show is usually held in March and has become the city’s harbinger of Spring. Even though the show has been known to coincide with snow storms, it’s a sign that longer and warmer days are not too far in the future. In 2021, the show will be held from June 5 through 13.
The show raises money to support PHS programs including those that bolster food security and the canopy in communities that have been disproportionally impacted by the pandemic.
For more information, visit www.phsonline.org
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