The Philadelphia Flower Show

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Since its first exhibition in 1829, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has introduced beautiful new plants, inspiring design concepts, and innovative environmental practices to the American public at its annual show. Having begun as a modest display of fruits, vegetables, and flowers in a 19th-century Masonic Hall, the event expanded into the Philadelphia Civic Center, later completed a 21st-century transformation of 10 acres in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and blossomed into the world's largest indoor horticultural event—the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. Today, the nine-day celebration of astonishing gardens and superb floral and landscape design attracts a quarter-million visitors to the city.
ISBN: 9781467120999
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 202
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
With rare images, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and fascinating background information drawn from the archives of the renowned PHS McLean Library, this photographic history of the Philadelphia Flower Show traces nearly two centuries of magnificent displays and generations of designers, exhibitors, florists, horticulturists, gardeners, and volunteers who have collaborated on the extraordinary production. With a foreword by PHS president Drew Becher, this book also documents the amazing impact of the Philadelphia Flower Show, which supports the year-round PHS programs that have become national models for community greening and the beautification of urban landscapes.
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