America’s Oldest Flower Show The 186 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

This year I had the opportunity to visit the

186th PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

Click on the above link to visit the shows website

Terrestrial Orchid

My journey there was to begin on Thursday March 5th, but a late winter snow storm thwarted all my plans.

The gardens at the height of the storm
The gardens at the height of the storm

As a young child snow would not have been an obstacle as trains ran daily between the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia.  This was not the case this year. Instead the following day my companion and I had to drive south to Doylestown and board the train at that location to travel into the city. What followed was a step into America’s oldest flower show celebrating the silver screen.

The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas

 With songs from favorite movies and cinematic music scores playing in the background, people moved through acres of exhibits (click on the link to learn more about the exhibitors and their themes)  and vendors.

Irish cottage garden presented by the Irish Tourism board
Irish cottage garden presented by the Irish Tourism board

I took over a hundred pictures and pared them down to 78.  Today and tomorrows posts feature some of my favorite photo memories of the flower show.

Flower arrangement

Hope you enjoy this breath of spring as much as I did.

Homage to the movie Tarzan
Homage to the movie Tarzan
 
Tulips in an English park - Marry Poppins
Tulips in an English park – Marry Poppins
  
Looking up also was amazing
Looking up also was amazing
Flowers outside the Serendipity cabin - The Parent Trap
Flowers outside the Serendipity cabin – The Parent Trap
Jasmin's flying carpet - Disney's Princesses
Jasmin’s flying carpet – Disney’s Princesses
Homage to Finding Nemo - 1
Finding Nemo
Homage to Finding Nemo - 2
Homage to Finding Nemo – 2
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8 thoughts on “America’s Oldest Flower Show The 186 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

  1. Beautiful pictures! I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show last year, but missed it this year. I wish I had taken my kids. The theme was perfect for them.

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