It might be cold and snowy outside, but visitors to the Philadelphia Flower Show were ushered into the spring-like, endless flower fields of Holland.
A rainbow sea of 30,000 tulips and other blooms stretched seemingly into the horizon as a canopy of 6,000 cut and dried flowers floated overhead. Bridges covered in Delft tiles, illuminated windmills and splashing canals welcomed them.
The festival began Saturday and will run through March 19 and is billed as the largest event of its kind in the U.S. The show attracted about 255,000 people last year.
Crews put the finishing touches on displays Friday.
After an unseasonably balmy February, the show got underway just as temperatures dropped. Saturday's high was 32 and a snowstorm in the forecast for Tuesday.