The city of Philadelphia will host America’s largest and longest-running horticultural event from 2nd – 10th March 2019 when The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Philadelphia Flower Show returns. As well as admiring the incredible floral displays, visitors to this year’s show can also show their support for the UK’s talented competitor Laura Leong at the prestigious Florists’ Transworld Delivery (FTD) World Cup 2019, which will be held at the Flower Show from 1st – 3rd March 2019.
Held across ten acres of show floor at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society since 1829, the theme for this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show will be ‘Flower Power’ and pay tribute to the wide range of emotional impacts flowers have on people’s lives. Through imaginative floral exhibits, guests will see concepts such as community, healing, peace, transformation, and hope brought to life in surprising and vibrant ways.
Along with stunning landscapes, imaginative gardens and breath-taking floral displays, visitors to the Flower Show will also have the exciting opportunity to witness the Florists’ Transworld Delivery (FTD) World Cup 2019, one of the world’s most prestigious floral design competitions that hasn’t been held in the United States since 1985. The FTD World Cup will see award-winning floral designers from 23 countries, including Laura Leong from the UK’s West Midlands, showcase their floral masterpieces to show attendees from 1st – 3rd March 2019. The creations will then be judged by six expert judges and displayed throughout the week of the Flower Show.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will also host special evening events and daily attractions at the show to pay tribute to the ‘Flower Power’-era and the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival. These include an elegant black-tie fundraiser event the night before the Flower Show and a 60s-inspired Flowers After Hours dance party on the opening night of the show. Each day, guests are invited to enhance their Flower Show visit by joining early morning tours, walking through an immersive butterfly garden, and creating their own floral crown in the Make & Take area of the show.
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will take place from 2nd – 10th March 2019, with the FTD World Cup taking place at the show from 1st – 3rd March 2019. Tickets for the Flower Show cost from £23.23 ($29.95) per adult, per day. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.theflowershow.com.
For more information on Philadelphia, visit the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website,
Photo Captions (From Left to Right):
Image 1: Image from The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show 2018. Image courtesy of Rob Cardillo for PHS.
Image 2: Image from The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show 2018. Image courtesy of Rob Cardillo for PHS.
Image 3: Laura Leong from the UK’s West Midlands will compete at this year’s FTD World Cup 2019. Image courtesy of FTD World Cup.
For Further Press Information, please contact:
Greg Evans – Philadelphia UK Office
Tel: 07768 341790 / 01633 480 754
Tel: 020 3907 6824
About Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), www.discoverPHL.com, a private non-profit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia globally, and the primary sales and marketing agency for the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Centre. The PHLCVB competes with its counterparts worldwide for convention and tourism business. The organization has divisions dedicated to the multicultural, sports, and life sciences markets.