Courtesy of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has shared four artistic drawings depicting concept and design elements for the 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show! These drawings depict various areas of the upcoming Show including the beloved Flower Show Entry Garden, Food Bazaar, inspirational Learning Gardens, and a new area for children and families called the Kids’ Cocoon & Play Space. These works of art provide an exclusive sneak peek into this year’s Flower Show, which will be held for the second time outdoors in its almost 200-year history. “In Full Bloom” will take place in South Philadelphia’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park (FDR Park) from Saturday, June 11 through Sunday, June 19, 2022. A variety of ticket options will be offered along with several returning and new events that will appeal to both seasoned fans of the Show and new audiences. Regular and select special event tickets are available for purchase now here.
Floral Filled Entry Garden
Upon arrival at the Entry Garden at the 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show, visitors will be greeted with a vibrant, blooming path. Stepping into the Entry Garden offers an experience of spectacular floral and garden displays filled with bold colors, dramatic beauty, and vibrant greenery. The perfect spot for a selfie or group photo—you don’t want to miss this stunning introduction to ‘In Full Bloom!’
Kids’ Cocoon & Play Space
The Kids’ Cocoon & Play Space is an interactive outdoor experience for families and children to play and explore together at the Flower Show. Kids and parents alike can enjoy the playground area, lounge on nearby benches, or get up close with hundreds of spectacular, native butterflies at nearby Butterflies Live! The Kids’ Cocoon & Play Space will also be centrally located to concession stands, making it a convenient pit stop to refuel with snacks before enjoying the rest of the Show.
Sensational Food Bazaar
The Food Bazaar area will offer a picturesque place for visitors to take a break, grab a bite to eat and a cold drink, enjoy some shade cover, and enjoy live music performances. This area will offer plenty of dining options for foodies, festival diners, families, and those with dietary restrictions. It is the perfect spot to soak in the natural beauty of the Flower Show outdoors with friends, family, and loved ones.
Acres of Inspiration
Within the acres of garden displays, visitors will be surrounded by bright, blooming flowers and plants at the peak of seasonal perfection this June. While strolling through these Learning Gardens, visitors can admire creative floral and gardening displays submitted by individuals and groups as part of the Flower Show’s Competitive Classes, and garner knew horticultural knowledge. Prepare to be amazed as each garden designer brings to life their interpretation of how gardening and horticulture are often the greatest forms of therapy and relaxation. These gardens will showcase a wide array of horticultural expertise and are sure to inspire visitors with unexpected and exciting new gardening ideas.
“In Full Bloom” Blossoms Outdoors
“With this year’s Flower Show theme of ‘In Full Bloom,’ we are aiming to build on the ‘wow factor’ of previous years and deliver a truly immersive, engaging, and highly unique experience for our visitors that will both thrill and inspire,” said Sam Lemheney, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Chief of Shows and Events. “These artistic drawings offer an exciting sneak peek into the design of this year’s outdoor Show, which is sure to be bigger, brighter, and better than ever before.”
The Philadelphia Flower Show, started in 1829 by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, introduces the public to thousands of plants, plus award-winning gardens and design concepts from around the world. As the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event, the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is a stunning and educational look at the world of floral design and gardening. PHS is committed to building upon the grandeur of these designs to explore the use of organic and sustainable gardening practices. Show attendees at all levels of gardening (and even non-gardeners!) are invited to participate in curated daily gardening activities and enjoy premier food and shopping experiences.
As the world evolves, the inherent beauty in nature restores us. One’s garden provides a place for healing and connection. The 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show, “In Full Bloom,” welcomes all as we journey to explore the restorative and healing power of nature and plants, while experiencing all that gardening offers to improve our lives. This year’s theme connotes good health, positive well-being, and a passion for life that culminates in a gorgeous and colorful spectacle. Guests will encounter outdoor gardens at the peak of seasonal perfection and beauty that will inspire everyone to plan for a better tomorrow.
The decision to produce the 2022 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show outdoors was made to accommodate the continuing challenges and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. FDR Park’s spacious 15-acre footprint allows for social distancing and the associated health benefits of being outside. Public safety is a critical component for the upcoming Show, and adherence to recommendations from City/State health officials is paramount to Show planning. PHS will continue to work closely with health officials leading up to the Show with updated guidance available online.
To learn more about these sneak peek art renderings, and sign up to receive new information and updates for the 2022 Flower Show programming, exhibits, food/beverage, and more, please visit https://phsonline.org/.