Philadelphia Flower Show
Last week I had the opportunity to attend a bloggers’ luncheon to hear more about this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show. Unfortunately my son got sick that morning, so we had to miss out on the luncheon.
But I’m incredibly excited for this year’s Flower Show, so I still want to share the info with you! The theme this year is Hawaii: Islands of Aloha.Image courtesy of Subaru, title sponsor
What I’m most excited about is the family-friendly aspect: the Philadelphia Flower Show has teamed with Sprout to create an interactive family lounge. Kids can work on craft projects, put on a puppet show, play with toys.
And if you time things right, they can even meet some of their favorite characters: Super Why and Wonder Red will make an appearance each day.
This year there’s also a special character meet-and-greet. That particular event, the Sprout Snack, will cost you extra, but kids can meet Kelly from The Sunny Side Up Show, The Pajanimals and the Berenstain Bears for a snack. Characters will actually join you at your table, so your kids will get an opportunity to talk with them one-on-one. And be sure to bring the camera, so you can photos and an autograph!
And good news for anyone with a significant other who’s interested in stopping to smell the roses, but not as interested in learning about how they’re planted… this year’s Man Cave is sure to be a hit.
Guys and girls are both welcome in the Man Cave. The Flyers and Sixers and NCAA Conference Tournament games will be playing on the ultimate home theater with projection screen and surround sound, complete with theater-style seating. There will also be table games (poker and blackjack) with professional dealers from sponsor SugarHouse Casino and a full bar with wine, beer and Hawaiian-themed cocktails.
All proceeds from the Philadelphia Flower Show, including tickets and sponsorships, support The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and its programs, which include City Harvest, providing fresh produce for families in need.
Also download the free Philadelphia Flower Show app to make your visit that much easier to navigate!
If you go:
Sunday, March 4 through Sunday, March 11, 2012
Sun. March 4: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Mon-Fri, March 5-9: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sat. March 10: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sun. March 11: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets
- Adults, $27
- Students, $20
- Children, $15
* Several special packages available, including the Family Fun Pak ($70), which includes 2 adult and 2 children (ages 2-16), and a FREE one-year family associate PHS membership.
Philadelphia Flower Show Giveaway:
Would you like to win two tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show so you can check it out yourself?
This will be a very quick turnaround, since the show starts on Sunday. I’ll end the giveaway on Saturday at 5 p.m. Tickets will be mailed on Monday, March 5, so you won’t be able to use them for opening day (Sun March 4). Good luck!
Disclosure / Disclaimer: This post is brought to you with support of the Philadelphia International Flower show. Find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @PhilaFlowerShow. Facebook, Twitter and Google are not affiliated with this giveaway. Data collected through this giveaway may be shared with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS).