Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Philadelphia Flower Show.
The show began back in 1829 by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society and to this day it is the nation’s largest and longest running horticultural event.
It runs for an entire week in the month of March and is full of presentations, demonstrations, landscape design exhibits, upcoming plant varieties, competitions, craft vendors, and much more.
This year’s theme was Flower Power and it did not disappoint. Schaffer Designs created the installation in the main entrance, and it was everything elaborate and impressive. Each vignette was designed with a combination of fresh flowers and dried product. Not to mention the ceiling décor of cascading blooms and butterflies. Whether up close or standing from afar – you will be stunned by the design and detail of it all.
The American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) also created some exceptional design pieces - emphasizing seasonal references.
The PFS hosted the FTD World Cup which brought a whole new element to the show.
This event is the world’s most prestigious floral design competition.
23 Countries were represented, and the designers are the best of the best. It is held over a three-day span and occurs every four to six years. This is also the first time for it to be located in the USA, since 1985!
I have highlighted a few of my favorite pieces.
I highly recommend attending the PFS to anyone who is an advocate of gardening and design. It is full of wonder and inspiration. You can surely channel your creative side at this event!