Sunday, January 24, 2010

Philadelphia International Flower Show

The Philadelphia Flower show is just a month away, a sure sign that spring is just around the corner.

The American Bus Association has announced that the 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show, “Passport to the World,” has been designated as one of the “Top 100 Events in North America for 2010” by an elite tourism industry selection committee. The Flower Show is described as an internationally renowned event in the supplement to the ABA’s Destination magazine.

A 28-foot-high hot-air balloon, covered with more than 79,000 dried flowers, will greet visitors to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It will tower over the Explorer's Garden, a display of exotic plants that recall the flower show's original purpose: to highlight new plants. And that's only the beginning. There is food, drink, fashion, entertainment, garden seminars and some of the best shopping anywhere.

The 2010 Flower Show, the oldest and largest indoor flower show in the world, will take visitors on an exotic journey to dozens of destinations around the globe. The massive Showcase Gardens will transport visitors to an elaborate Indian wedding; a blooming Dutch street scene; the natural and tribal wonders of South Africa; the Amazon jungle of Brazil; the botanical gardens of Singapore; and the rugged beauty of New Zealand.

Garden Variety will be describing plans for the flower show over the next month, culminating in a preview of the show before it officially opens on Sunday Feb. 28. The show will continue through Sunday, March 7.