PHS Flower Show Brings Arts & Culture to Philly

'Snow Day' reduced priced tickets on sale Monday only.

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    The Philadelphia Flower Show provides a reprieve from winter weather on this snowy Monday.

    The Flower Show is offering a "snow sale" ticket for one-day only. You must purchase the 'snow day' sale ticket online. The "snow sale" ticket cost is $20, a savings of $7. The ticket may be used any day of the show, but must be purchased online only on Monday, March 3 through 11:59 p.m.

    Springtime is blooming inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center thanks to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's annual flower show, which is open daily through March 9.

    "The show is a mashup of worlds of art and horticulture. The great artists have always looked to floral arrangements and scenes for inspiration," said Flower Show spokesman Alan Jaffe. "Today is a challenging day (with the snow), but with the the special snow ticket we are going to pick up sales today."

    This year's Flower Show theme is "ARTIculture." The PHS has partnered with leading art museums around the country to create artistic exhibits that are inspired by paintings, artists and landscapes. The result is a show full of distinctive gardens with an arts and culture flair. 

    Show attendees will see gardens inspired by Andrew Wyeth, Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse, to name some. A special exhibit of Warhol's flower prints is on display.

    "I thought it was fantastic. I really loved it. The theme was really interesting because it was all these pieces of artwork made up of flowers, just gorgeous and impressive," said Sian Du'Prey of New York.

    New this year is the butterfly experience, a room where 1,000 butterflies representing 20 types of butterflies and 10 exotic species surround you. Guests are welcome to feed the butterflies. There's a $3 admission to enter this butterfly haven.

    The Philadelphia Museum of Art has a new exhibit, "Treasures from Korea," which celebrates 500 years of Korean culture. The companion flower show exhibit produced by the American Institute of Floral Designers won best in show.

    Cooking legends Sandra Lee will be a special guest on Thursday night for "Girls Night Out" and Rachael Ray will be on the main stage Friday talking organic cooking.

    On average, 250,000 people visit the Flower Show each year. Check out this year's Flower Show images shared on Twitter and Instagram.


    Contact Sarah Glover at 610-668-5580, sarah.glover@nbcuni.com or follow @skyphoto on Twitter.