Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events #FlowerShow

This past weekend the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show opened with the 2015 theme “Celebrate the Movies.” Since this was a subject close to my heart (I love movies!), I was honored to be invited on a mini media tour of the Philly Flower Show during the first day of the public opening.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events

Note: I was invited as media to the press preview and travel, meals and admission to the Flower Show were covered. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events

After arriving in Philly, I was treated to breakfast provided by Saxby's Coffee. Since the weather was chilly it was a great way to warm up and get ready to start my tour.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events

Thankfully I didn't have to walk to the Philly Convention Center since the group was provided with our very own Phlash Bus. Hello comfy seats!

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events


Soon I arrived at the Philly Flower show and was ready for my close-up! Who has my bouquet?!


Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events

photo credit: PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

You might wonder what flowers and movies have in common. Well if you visit the Philly Flower show you'll be surprised to find out flowers and films have a lot in common.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events

To help highlight this point, the Grand Hall of the Pennsylvania Convention Center was transformed into a “Backlot,” a movie-themed gathering space features a palm tree-lined red carpet that guests walk around while movies play on a large screen. It was just SO lovely and a great way to enter the show.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events
Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events

Once inside I walked around to the different displays to see how they were inspired by movies. This year the PHS Flower Show has a partnership with Disney and many exhibitors used Disney Movies as inspirations for their creations.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Disney Princess
Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Disney Princess

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Disney Princess
Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Disney Princess

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015Disney Princess
Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Disney Princess

One exhibit featured floral arrangements inspired by the Disney Princess. All the Princess arrangements were so lovely and really did reflect the "spirit" of the Disney princess it matched.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Disney Fantasia
Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Disney Fantasia
Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Disney Fantasia

Another exhibit featured Disney’s Fantasia. Everything looked so real and amazing. I was just waiting for music to start and the brooms to start dancing.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Disney Frozen
Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Disney Frozen

Of course since we're talking about Disney Movie, there HAS to be a Frozen exhibit. This display blew my mind and took me right back to that moment in the movie. I was so inspired I had to my Elsa impression. Ha!

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events
Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events
Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events

But as we all know, Disney isn't all Princess. The exhibit inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas would be a thrill for any little boy (and some grown men) attending the show. The creatures made out of flowers and shrubs is worthy of a stop and walk through of this display.

While Disney was a major theme at the Flower Show, there's lots of Non Disney exhibits to see.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events
Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events

You can see arrangements inspired by movie made in Philadelphia. Some really great floral inspirations based on popular movies.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events
Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events

You can see fashion like these handbags made using flowers, plants and seeds. Talk about creative.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events

There's also artwork using pressed flowers and plants. The detailing is amazing. Some of the artwork were done by school children to be entered in contest.

But the fun doesn't stop there.....

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events
Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events

You can also check out the full floral displays inspired by famous movie. This one was inspired by the Color Purple. Look at the cake! and the box with the sisters inside!

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Class Workshop

You can sit in during one of the classes. This one is about "How to Grow more Veggies and Fruits Organically".

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Market

Looking to buy a few plants of your own? There's lots to choose from in the market place from different vendors.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events
Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Preview and Events

I only stayed a few hours and highlighted a few things, but as you can see there's LOTS for families to enjoy when visiting the Philadelphia Flower Show this year. Along with the exhibits there's LOTS of fun events throughout the week including


Girls Night Out
Mar 5, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Girls Night Out at the Philadelphia Flower Show presented by Philadelphia Style magazine kicks off in style with a red-carpet entrance courtesy of Century 21 Department Stores and a photo opp with Philadelphia Style’s editor-in-chief Kristin Detterline.


Fido Friday
Mar 6, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Four-legged friends and their owners are invited to the first-ever “Fido Friday” on March 6. The evening will include a canine fashion show and a walk on the red carpet with photo ops.


Health & Wellness
Mar 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
An entire day dedicated to health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and fun!


Cinderella Sunday
Mar 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Princesses and princes of all ages are invited to come dressed as their favorite Disney royalty and walk the red carpet on March 8.


To see the full schedule of events and celerity appearances, visit - www.theflowershow.com/
On Facbook - www.facebook.com/theflowershow
On Twitter - www.twitter.com/philaflowershow
On Instagram - www.instagram/philaflowershow

Which one of the exhibits would you like to see at the Philly Flower Show?





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43 comments:

  1. That looks like an amazing show. Boston does a flower show every spring, but that one in Philly looks fantastic.

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  2. Look at you: a flower among flowers! That cake is just so original!!

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  3. What a beautiful show! I've never been to a flower show before, so I'd love to see any of these great exhibits.

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  4. That is a sign that Spring is coming. I love it. LOoks like a blast. Amber N

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  5. I've never been to a flower show, kind of hesitant to do so because of my allergies. But that looks absolutely beautiful. I love the displays.

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  6. That looks like an awesome experience. I love the flying carpet made of flowers.

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Oh my gosh. I would have loved being there. Gorgeous flowers & I love that they went with a movie theme because most folks can relate to that. Thank you for the lovely pics.

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  8. What an awesome event! Every display looks like it was done tastefully and beautifully! I'd probably stare at the Disney displays all day!

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  9. Wow, amazing photographs. I bet this was an event worth remembering for years to come.

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  10. This is my kind of event coz I love flowers! Must be nice to see those beautiful flower arrangements and displays!

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  11. What a beautiful event! I'd love to see some of the pressed flower artwork.

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  12. This looks so very beautiful, I love going to flower shows!

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  13. Flowers are beautiful. What great event to attend. I can imagine it was very cold though this time of year in Philly.

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  14. What a great event. I can't believe they did this with flowers. I really love the Fantasia scene.

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  15. I love when the flower show comes to Boston. It makes you all excited for spring.

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  16. Wow that looks like a really great event! One I would love to go to for sure, how lovely!

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  17. This looks like a really fun event. I love the Disney inspired arrangements!

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  18. The designs looked so magical. I'm all about colors and creative decorations. Those handbags are so unique! Will they be sold in the stores?

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  19. That looks like a nice event. I am glad that you didn't have to walk in the cold, too.

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  20. Holy moly it looks like there was so much to do! What a super fun experience.

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  21. wow! Those are a lot of flowers! What an experience that must have been

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  22. Those displays are amazing. I can just imagine how much care and planning went into creating that event!

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  23. Very beautiful and different types of flowers, I've never been to a flower show like this. But I'd love to go soon.

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  24. This looks really beautiful. I love the creativity that's involved in creating each setup.

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  25. Oh wow, that looks so elaborate. Chicago has a flower show going on right now but it's no where near this fancy.

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  26. I had no idea there was so much to do and to see at a flower show. I would love to browse through all of the different areas. Beautiful.

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  27. How beautiful. I love going to flower shows and haven't been to one in a while. Love the displays.

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  28. These flower arrangements are so unique and beautiful. It's amazing what they can do with flowers.

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  29. Wow! the exhibits look so fantastic! It's so impressive what kinds of things they were able to put together!

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  30. Man, some of these are absolutely incredible! That's awesome. I love the magic carpet- it's stunning and incredibly well put together.

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  31. Gorgeous! I would love to visit a Flower Show. I love flowers! Great pictures you took.

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  32. How beautiful to see flowers! I would love to go and see flowers right now.

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  33. This sounded like a very fun event to attend…I bet all of the flowers, exhibits and colors were mesmerizing. I love the photo with the snowglobe-looking balls containing plants – those are so pretty. The Frozen scene looks like it would be one of my favorites too.

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  34. The Philly Flower Show looks like a fun exciting event! Great photos you got there. I'm sure you enjoyed it.

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  35. Looks like an amazingly gorgeous event indeed. I would love to see all of this in person. I can't wait for spring to get here. Thanks for sharing. Great pictures.

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  36. Omg this looks like such a fabulous event!!! So beautiful:)

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  37. It looks like you had a great time! Everthing looked amazing.

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  38. You did great review here! It must have been such a fun!

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  39. My favorite part of the flower show was the butterfly garden. They literally landed right on your face. It was so cool

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  40. This looks so awesome. It looks like you had an amazing time.

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  41. What an explosion of creativity! I gave a friend in the area who goes every year. What a beautiful event.

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  42. Wowzers! Those creations are incredible. Amazing talent and I would love to attend sometime.

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  43. I love following your adventures. This looks like another great event!

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