Celebrating The Philadelphia Flower Show

April showers bring flowers, and so does the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Every year, Philadelphia kicks off the spring season with the world’s largest and longest running flower show. And every year, people like Karen Bell come back to enjoy the blooms.

“I bet I’ve been to Flower Show 15, 20 times,” said Bell.

Karen has been coming to the Flower Show with her family for years, and now she shares that tradition with her friends.

“We came all the way out here for the Philadelphia Flower Show. Our friend Karen’s been telling about it for years, and today was our first day,” said Cathy Magana, who came all the way from Redlands California.

The Philadelphia Flower Show has been bringing people together for over 195 years. This year, they honor that tradition with the theme, United by Flowers.

“I know one of the exhibitors calls it the biggest family reunion ever. I think plants, flowers, and gardens are something unique we can all connect on,” said Vice President and Creative Director, Seth Pearsoll.

The show isn’t just connecting people from afar. Students at Temple Ambler worked together to create their own exhibit that was featured at the show.

“A lot of our landscape architects and horticulturalists worked really hard on it. Lots of themes of recycling and community. I’m so proud of my peers with all the hard work that they put in. I know there was a lot of blood, sweat, and tears put into the project,” said Temple Sophomore, Delaney Foss.

Even after 195 years, it doesn’t seem like the flower show tradition is going anywhere anytime soon. “Oh, I can’t imagine not coming back to the Flower,” said Bell.

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