Philadelphia Flower Show

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Having seen an advertisment for it, and wanting something to do, since I was not traveling anywhere anytime soon. I decided to attend this year's Philadelphia Flower Show.

I have read about in another TBer's blog, and considered going in the past. But never got around to it, until now. I would buy a ticket at an Acme Supermarket, where I get a $2 discount. And then take the train into the city.

The Philly Flower Show is the oldest flower show in the US, dating back to 1829. And the largest indoor show in the US as well. The show was held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, which I have been inside of, only once. It was for a church conference back in 2001. 

I arrived at there, and had to pass through the hallway with all the stalls, to the actual show.

Big Timber Lodge entry, with crowds
Once I got there, I picked up a map, and started touring around the show.

The Philly Flower Show has a series of flower displays, basically making it an art form made out of flowers. And a different theme every year. This year's theme was "Explore America: 100 Years of the National Park Service", to honor the 100 years of the National Park Service.

Who are the National Park Service? The agency of the government that manages the US national parks, historical sites and other monuments throughout the US.  The national parks would include places like the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone, while the US monuments are mainly historical sites, like Independence Hall and Statue of Liberty.

I would start off at the Big Timber Lodge, with some nice displays.
sign at entrance of Flower Show
Then look at most of the other displays, which are works of art in the form of flowers, that have been inspired by the different national parks. Not necessarily a replica of the parks themselves.  

I would have only around 4 hours to see this place, and came around 5:30 PM, hoping to avoid crowds. Well, it turned out to be a great decision, but the crowds went from managable to almost having the displays all to myself.

I won't get into the displays themselves in this entry, as there is just too much to get into. Instead, I will let the photos speak for themselves. And there are different sides to each display, so some of them will have multiple photos from different angles. The way I will arrange most of the photos is by this... (1) start with the photo of the description sign of the display, with names of national parks and the displays (2) followed by the group of photos of that display itself, with only names of national parks that inspired that display.
Big Timber Lodge, with very little crowds
So yes, there will be a huge load of photographs in this blog entry, a lot more than my usual amount.

After seeing the floral displays, I would see miniatures and other forms of art inspired by the national parks. Like the decoration of the front doors of homes, and the dining tables. And did stop by the marketplace, where there were a bunch of vendors selling all kinds of things. I did not really see much, since I was not really interested.

It would take me around 3 hours to see just about everything. After that, I went to the trains, and rode back to get back home.

It was a very fun night, and I am definitely open to visiting more flower shows in the future. Definitely worth my time! 

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Yogi Bear and Boo Boo
Yogi Bear and Boo Boo
Big Timber Lodge entry, with crowds
Big Timber Lodge entry, with crowds
sign at entrance of Flower Show
sign at entrance of Flower Show
Big Timber Lodge, with very little…
Big Timber Lodge, with very littl…
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Pennsylvania Convention Center
hallway of PA Convention Center
hallway of PA Convention Center
Big Timber Lodge
Big Timber Lodge
waterfall at Big Timber Lodge
waterfall at Big Timber Lodge
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Yellowstone - After the Fire (5)
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Gratitude Map USA artwork
Gratitude Map USA artwork
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The Tulip Library - 11
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The Tulip Library - 12
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Bougainvillea Pink Pixie
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side of Big Timber Lodge
side of Big Timber Lodge
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