The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society released its schedule of events, exhibit details, as well as new design plans for the 2022 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “In Full Bloom” at its Flower Show press conference held in FDR Park on March 21.
In its second year returning to FDR Park, the Flower Show will bloom bigger and brighter than ever before with exciting new exhibits, special events and activations, recreational spaces including the Kids Cocoon & Play Space, and several dining options. “In Full Bloom” will take place in South Philadelphia’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park (FDR Park) from Saturday, June 11 through Sunday, June 19, 2022. A variety of ticket options are available for guests, along with several returning and new events that will appeal to both seasoned fans of the Show and new audiences. Regular and select special event tickets are available for purchase now at: phsonline.org/the-flower-show.
For the second time in its almost 200-year history, the Philadelphia Flower Show will be held outdoors, giving visitors the opportunity to experience the beautiful vistas and rolling landscape of FDR Park, a registered historical district. Designed by the Olmsted Brothers – sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of New York City’s famed Central Park – the park was the host location for the 1926 Sesquicentennial Expo of the United States. FDR Park is an inspiring venue that contributes to the splendor that the Flower Show is known for, while also being easily accessible by public transportation and car.
The Flower Show will again span 15 acres of the Park’s footprint with breathtaking exhibits, family-friendly activities, and gorgeous greenspace. Re-imagined this year, the 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show offers guests a welcoming, vibrant, blooming path where visitors will experience spectacular floral and garden displays filled with bold color and dramatic beauty. Additionally, this year’s Show will offer several new experiences tailored to families, food lovers, plant enthusiasts, and those that want to experience late spring’s beauty in an outdoor setting. This event will give every Flower Show visitor the opportunity for a unique and unforgettable experience.
The decision to produce the 2022 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show outdoors was made to accommodate the continuing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. FDR Park’s spacious 15-acre footprint allows for social distancing and the associated health benefits of being outside. Public safety is a critical component for the upcoming Show, and adherence to recommendations from City/State health officials is paramount to Show planning. PHS will continue to work closely with health officials leading up to the Show with updated guidance available online.
Each visitor who purchases a Flower Show ticket, attends a Flower Show special event, or becomes a PHS member contributes to PHS furthering its community-driven work planting trees, supporting neighborhood greening, establishing community gardens, providing job training, managing public gardens, and connecting people with horticulture and one another.
“We are thrilled to be returning to FDR Park for the 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show. This year, we have interpreted what it means to be ‘In Full Bloom’ both figuratively and literally. Guests will experience floral and garden exhibits at the peak of seasonal perfection crafted by award-winning designers while also learning how gardening can contribute to their lives. With new activities, family-friendly spaces, and superb dining experiences, this year’s Show will have something for everyone to enjoy,” said Sam Lemheney, PHS Chief of Shows and Events.
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