Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Day at the Flower Show

So, it's been a few weeks since I attended the Philadelphia International Flower, but I still wanted to share some of the great pictures that I took on opening day with my eight year-old daughter.

I was so excited to take her this year since the theme was "Springtime in Paris" and last year at this time we were just getting ready for our own excursion to Paris.

When we entered the convention hall, we were greeted by the 33-foot-high base of the Eiffel Tower (pictured right) and some amazing topiary animals. It was really quite magical! This area lead us to the Carousal Stage (pictured top left), which had ongoing live performances of french music and can-can dancers throughout the day.

Of course, there was so much more to see besides the exhibits. We shopped in the marketplace, learned about gardening tips from experts and even got a chance to visit the famous Reading Terminal Market, which is just across the street from the convention center. A fun day in all!

If you missed the show this year, be sure to put it on your calendar for next year when the theme will be "Islands of Aloha" running from March 4th - March 12th, 2012. All proceeds from the show benefit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and its acclaimed urban greening program, Philadelphia Green.

Happy Spring!


1 comment:

Bren Haas said...

Adorable post.... garden shows are were dreams are born. I had a blast with my daughter last year at the Chicago Show and look forward to visiting the Philly show next time around.