A Summer Philadelphia Flower Show at FDR Park

rosesThe annual Philadelphia Flower Show, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), will be at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park from June 5-13, 2021, to allow for a safer experience given the pandemic.

PHS has been working closely with event experts and city officials to plan for a safe environment that will include timed and date specific ticketing that limits attendance at any given time and allows for social distancing and other safety precautions.

“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate the outdoors and offer joy and beauty after a year that has been marked by so many challenges. This experience is a wonderful example of the enduring and combined power of green space, plants, and gardeners to create impact and inspiration,” said Sam Lemheney, PHS Chief of Shows & Events.

The expanded show will cover 15 acres allowing for a spectacular presentation of the nation’s most looked-to gardening and floral attraction. This new format will introduce many exciting new features while continuing to include cherished elements of traditional Philadelphia Flower Shows. The show raises funds to support health and wellbeing through PHS programs, such as those that bolster food security and tree canopy in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic throughout the region.

The early June dates at the height of the growing season provide a multitude of opportunities for gardeners to get inspired and get growing after their show visit.  Visitors will have an entirely new themed experience that will take place within three distinct “Districts” that feature all manner of Plants, Design and Gardening and created for all skill levels.

Throughout the event, impressive landscapes and architecture abound. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park, a registered historical district was built to the design of Olmsted Brothers, the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and John Charles Olmsted in the early 20th century.  With walkable pathways, majestic trees and breathtaking views, FDR Park is an inspiring venue that contributes to the splendor that the Flower Show is known for while also being accessible by mass transit and car.

Public safety is a critical component for the upcoming show and adherence to recommendations from the CDC and city/state health officials is paramount to show planning. Timed and dated entry as well as cleaning and social distancing guidelines are part of the early plans. PHS will continue to work closely with health officials leading up to the show with updated guidance available at PHSonline.org.

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and the world’s longest-running horticultural event and features stunning displays by some of the world’s premier floral and landscape designers. The show has been named “Best Event” by the International Festivals and Events Association and “Best of the Best” by the American Bus Association (for the fifth consecutive year) in 2020-2021.

Tickets go on sale in January and early purchase is recommended. Attendees must reserve a date and time of visit for all tickets purchased. Tickets are limited. Advance purchase strongly recommended. Entry is prohibited within 30 minutes of the show closing each day.

Saturday, June 5: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • AM Entry: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • PM Entry: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 Sunday, June 6 – Sunday, June 13: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • AM Entry: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • PM Entry: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information visit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society website or the Flower Show website.

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