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Out and About: The 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show

Out and About: The 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show

As the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show, the Philadelphia Flower Show has been delighting visitors from all over the globe since 1829. Smartly running during the bleakest time of the year, the show attracts a staggering 260,000 attendees each year with promises of vivid color, of spring-like fragrance and of elaborate floral displays.

So it was with great enthusiasm that I escaped this excessively cold February day for a special sneak peek at this year’s show.

This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Movies” featuring the films of Disney and Pixar, and upon entering the cavernous Convention Center I was immediately transported… and transfixed.

A red carpet was rolled out for the occasion, with giant spotlights swaying, iconic movie soundtrack themes booming from above and flowers in all directions.

Philadelphia- Philadelphia Flower Show- Entrance

The grand entrance to the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show!


At first, I wasn’t sure where to go first, so I decided to veer to the right and work my way through the room, so as not to miss anything. This proved to be a good strategy because I discovered that the room was loosely organized into 3 sections.

Right: The biggest, most elaborately-themed displays

Philadelphia- Philadelphia Flower Show- The Parent Trap

An interpretation of the cabin scene in the Parent Trap


Center: Themed floral arrangements with an emphasis on creative tabletop design

Philadelphia- Philadelphia Flower Show- Aladdin cropped

A feast fit for Aladdin


Left: The marketplace shopping area.

Philadelphia- Philadelphia Flower Show- Marketplace 2

Nearly 200 vendors sell garden furniture, accessories, plants and more in the Marketplace


Now, I don’t want to give it all away, because the show will be going on from February 28th to March 8th, but here’s a peek at some of my favorite displays from this year’s Flower Show.

Philadelphia- Philadelphia Flower Show- The Prince of Persia- cropped

The Prince of Persia


Philadelphia- Philadelphia Flower Show- Peter Pan

Peter Pan


Philadelphia- Philadelphia Flower Show- Cars



Philadelphia- Philadelphia Flower Show- Cinderella's Slipper

Cinderella’s slipper (It’s the ACTUAL slipper used in the upcoming live-action movie!)


Philadelphia- Philadelphia Flower Show- Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice


Philadelphia- Philadelphia Flower Show- Tarzan's Treehouse



The Logistics

The show runs Saturday, February 28th through Sunday, March 8th. Hours can be found here.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Philadelphia Convention Center, located at 12th and Arch StreetsAdult: $27, Student with ID: $20, Children 2-16: $15, Children under 2: free


  • Kae Lani | A Travel Broad
    Posted at 18:57h, 01 March

    So glad to see you made it to the Flower Show! It’s been my favorite event since I was a little girl. I might have passed by you — did you go to the After Show?

  • Marie
    Posted at 04:08h, 03 November

    I’m fond of looking at the beauty of a flower. How wonderful that Philadelphia has a flower show where in you can really see the beauty of a flower. So fragile yet it shows us a lot more. Thanks!