The Garden Electric is the theme of Philadelphia Flower Show

Flower enthusiasts can start marking their calendars for the return of the Philadelphia Flower Show to be indoors.

Although outside the past two years, the longest-running flower show in the United States returns to the Pennsylvania Convention from March 4-12. Why is this fantastic news? Because this way, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of exotic and trending flowers from floral artists vs. a focus on outdoor landscape design. Having it inside allows artists to control temperatures to make flowers last vs. wilting in the hot June sun, which limits their options.

In a press conference held at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) unveiled the new design concepts that will be a part of the 2023 Flower Show’s major exhibitions. The theme is “The Garden Electric.”

For the first time in the show’s history, several designers have been invited to create gardens that range from 2,200 – 2,900 square feet, the largest gardens ever seen at the event. Organizers say that this year’s artists hail from around the globe featuring notable up-and-coming designers as well as established industry veterans known for shaping the industry.

However, it was curious, to say the least, that the organizers didn’t highlight some of the most award-winning industry veterans. These are the hard-working souls who have won trunk fulls of Best In Show and Gold medals and whose jaw-dropping talents have given the Philadelphia Flower Show the gravitas and stature it enjoys. 


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