A Few Favorite Shots of The 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show

The 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show ended yesterday on a high note, despite 2 nor’easter’s taking aim at our area during the show, a record number of people still attended.


This past weekend was packed everyday, even during the snowstorm there were decent crowds as I was there. The day before Tuesday’s snowstorm a record number of bus trips (104) brought people to see the show.

One of my favorite displays was Shaffer Design’s Mural Arts collaborative colorful display

Sally Lemheney and Sam Lemheney, Vice President, Chief of Shows & Events

Shana Heidorn, Victoria Rothwell and Flo Celender at the PHS Flower Show Gala

I also love to shop. I bought a squeegee for my new glass balcony panels.

The Flower Show is more than just amazing displays, it’s a learning experience.

This year we learned about water.

There’s also a lot to do – see butterflies, make a flower crown, have tea with a bear, learn how to arrange flowers, enjoy the beer garden, attend a wine tasting and so much more. It’s an entire day. I went 3 times and still missed a lot.

The PHS Shopping Center

During the week there were several celebrity appearances including Smokey Robinson who signed his signature wine, here with socialite Dr. Thanuja Hamilton.

Martha Stewart stopped by the Designer’s Studio on Tuesday to chat about flowers with flower show guests. She also chatted about her new book: Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying which she wrote with Kevin Sharkey, who was also in attendance.

It was jammed packed

Tu Bloom, of Tu Bloom Designs, put in an appearance at the Subaru Studios to talk about what else – blooms.

I love the tiny displays and competitive plants
Every one captured the show whether with a camera,

cell phone, I even saw people sketching

I loved the layout of the flower show this year, exhibits were spaced out and folks had plenty of room to gawk.

Saturday night was the 2nd annual Flowers after Hours 70s themed party, with a special performance by the Village People, with music by DJ Robert Drake

2nd annual Flowers after Hours 70s themed party best 70s dressed. The winners were the two ladies on the left.