Philadelphia Flower Show 2018: Everything you need to know

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Philadelphia Flower Show 2018: Everything you need to know

Buy Photo Nathan Roerich, Meadowbrook Farm Greenhouse manager, tends to a Begonia Escargot, which takes its name from the snail-like curl pattern at the base of the leaf and will be used in the entrance garden of the Philadelphia Flower Show. The Flower Show is back this year, ready to delight visitors with thousands of tropical blooms and plenty of water features in the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St.) from Saturday, March 3 through Sunday, March 11. Here’s a list of events, attractions and tips you won’t want to miss. Transportation SEPTA is keeping its ticket offices open for extended hours throughout this week to give people time to purchase fares for the Flower Show. Discounted tickets for the Flower Show — $33 for adults and $17 for children — can also be purchased at SEPTA’s transit and Regional Rail ticket offices. Quiet cars will be eliminated during the Flower Show due to expectations of higher ridership. SEPTA is recommending visitors to the show buy the One Day Independence Pass at $13 a person or a Family Independence Pass for $30, which covers unlimited travel for a family up to five people throughout a day. >> Read more: At the Philadelphia Flower Show, water is the name of the game Attractions Entrance Garden This year’s Flower Show entrance garden features a 25-foot-tall waterfall, a rain curtain, misting pools and tons of tropical flora. Hamilton Horticourt Stop by to check out a selection of plants from amateur and professional growers alike, including the ribbon-winning ones this year. Garden Tea Munch on light refreshments and sip tea while immersed in a garden. Seating is assigned in groups and same-day admission is required. 11:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., Saturday through Saturday, March 3 to 10, $28 per person Designer’s Studio In the Designer’s Studio, top floral designers from around the country go head-to-head in this lively competition. Audience members can also compete under the guidance of a designer. In addition, learn the best floral design tricks from experts that you can use in your everyday life. Gardener’s Studio Don’t miss the Gardener’s Studio, where you can pick up tricks and tips for your own garden from gardening gurus and best selling authors. Butterflies Live! Seen and feed more than 1,000 butterflies of more than 20 exotic and domestic species as you walk through the pollinator garden. $5 per person Coleus, ‘Fishnet Stockings,’ is a tropical plant that is easy to grow and has inky black lines throughout its vivid lime green leaves, this plant is growing in a greenhouse at PHS Meadowbrook Farm. The plant will used in the entrance garden of the Flower Show, Events Early Morning Photography Tours Calling all photo enthusiasts: Nationally renowned photographers are leading early morning tours at 8 a.m. and providing the best tips and tricks for you to get the best shots of the flowers. They’ll also show you the best areas of the show for photos, and the package includes same-day admission to […]