In a year like no other, thinking outside the box has become the norm – whether it’s finding new ways to work, attend school, or socialize, we have all experienced something new within our daily lives due to COVID-19. So how did PHS determine a new way for a 193-year-old show to be re-imagined?
The famed PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will take place as an outdoor show in June 2021
“Habitat: Nature’s Masterpiece” will welcome visitors next June 5 through 13, on the beautifully landscaped and centrally located historic grounds of FDR Park in South Philadelphia. A living showcase of a natural habitat at its best, the park grounds will offer visitors a day of open-air beauty, nature, and inspiration while taking advantage of its new outdoors environment to promote safety and social distancing.
A gem of a setting
The expanded Flower Show will cover 15 acres (45% more space than last year), allowing for a safe, socially distanced presentation of the nation’s most looked-to gardening and floral attraction. The natural beauty of this outdoor setting will be at its peak during the Show’s June dates and is blue-ribbon worthy, with ornamental grasses and majestic old trees decorating the terrain. The quaint gazebo on the Olmstead Overlook facing Meadow Lake is the perfect spot to admire the park’s beauty and wildlife. And the June timing will enable Show designers to work with an increased diversity of flowers and plants.