Pictures-Philadelphia Flower Show 2011
If you're interested in seeing some pictures, I was at the show March 8th. These pictures are the best I could do with the camera which was frequently raised above my head and out of eye view to snap a shot. Not having been to this show before, I have no comparison. However, this show is decidedly a floral design show versus say, a gardening show, and its theme is "Springtime in Paris", hence the mock-up of the base of the Eiffel Tower and a mini Arc de Triomphe. Very sophisticated floral designs and perfect timing all around for about the best maximum flower opening. Amazing feat by the growers. The show is partitioned into 3 separate areas covering about 32 acres: Section A houses all the floral work, Section B houses seating for lessons, Smith and Hawkins, large Lee Valley tools display, et al., and, Section C houses hundreds of vendors carrying most of the typical flower show 'things-for-sale'. The Seed Exchange got my money as did our several trips through the Reading Terminal Market which is directly across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Would you believe 1.25lbs of French string beans for $.99? Yup! It was a fun two day adventure -views of New York City through the clouds - from Amtrak rails.
Click this link and when you're there, if you want Slideshow, click where it says Slideshow above the 1st picture on the left.
Here is a link that might be useful: Philadelphia Flower Show pictures