From tea parties to tequila tasting, there's something for everyone this year at the Philadelphia Flower Show.
The annual event opens Saturday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The theme for this year is "Flower Power," with a '60s vibe. The room-sized horticultural installations that the Philadelphia Flower Show is famous for are always worth a visit, but intricate displays aren’t the only thing to look forward to.
Your ticket to the Flower Show this year gives you access to lots of activities, vendors, and events that you may not know about. And you can celebrate the show around the city, too.
Here’s your insider guide on what to do at the 2019 PHS Flower Show:
Grab a bite of some lemony goodness at Federal Donuts. In a collaboration with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, FedNuts will be offering an exclusive rose lemonade flavor doughnut during the entire week of the Flower Show.
Now your four-legged friend can enjoy the Flower Show, too! Friday, March 8, you can bring your dog to the Flower Show -- free of charge. Your dog must have a tag and proof of rabies vaccinations in order to enter. More safety guidelines can be found here.
Another way to enjoy the Flower Show is by stopping the Fine Wine & Good Spirits tasting booth. Located in the Grand Hall, guests 21 and over can enjoy tasting different wines and spirits for free.
The Flower Show has their own groovy after party planned Saturday night. The Beatlemania-themed party will feature a Beatles tribute band, interactive flower games, cash bars and liquor tastings. Tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the door, and include access to the exhibits after the show is closed to the public.
If you’re interested in the behind-the-scenes work of the Flower Show, there are two technical workshops on floral design that you can attend Monday. Then, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be a demonstration on floral design by five FTD World Cup competitors.
If you get overwhelmed among all the flower displays, you can relax at the show’s tea house. Garden Tea’s menu includes an assortment of teas, sandwiches and pastries.
Your kids can bring their favorite stuffed animal to Garden Tea’s Teddy Bear Tea Party on Sunday, March 10. Crustless sandwiches and mini chocolate chip muffins will be on the menu.
You can create your own flower crown, crystal necklace and tie-dye planter at the Make & Take booth in the Grand Concourse. Each accessory you make will cost $10.
Over at the exhibit Butterflies Live! you can walk through a garden of more than 1,000 butterflies. You will have the opportunity to feed the butterflies and learn how to attract butterflies to your own garden. You need to purchase separate tickets that cost $5 for this attraction.
For more information about the Flower Show, click here.