Philadelphia International Flower Show
“Hawaii: Islands of Aloha” are the theme for the next Philadelphia International Flower Show, set for March 4 through 11, 2012, in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Guests will enter the 2012 Flower Show beneath dynamic projections of crashing waves and one of the largest displays of white orchids ever assembled. Towering palms, bamboo, green walls, and a tropical plant canopy will immerse visitors in the Hawaiian rainforest. A 25-foot-high waterfall will splash down into Pele’s Garden, an island of exotic flowers and plants where performers will conjure volcanic flames and the Fire Goddess.
The islands will be celebrated in showcase gardens that highlight their culture through flowers and landscapes, performances and art.
The 2012 Flower Show will unveil an expanded Designer’s Studio, a venue devoted to the introduction of flower varieties and inspiring designs. Daily competitions by professional and amateur flower arrangers will be critiqued on the spot by judges and audience members.
The creative artistry of local amateur designers will be showcased for the first time among the large landscaped displays. The popular pressed plants, miniatures, and floral designs will go with the Hawaiian flow, with titles such as Blue Lagoon, Diamond Head, Surf’s Up and Island Vibe.
All proceeds from the Philadelphia International Flower Show, including tickets and sponsorship contributions, support The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
(Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Horticultural Society)