British Horticulture on Display at the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show

Themed "Brilliant," the show will highlight Britain's gardens, landscapes and more, as well as featuring the work and wares of local florists.

Big Ben, the Royal Palace, English roses … Oh, the beautiful things we’re sure to see at the annual Philadelphia Flower Show, running March 2-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s event is titled “Brilliant,” and it pays tribute to Britain’s gardens, landscapes and cutting-edge urban style. “It celebrates Britain’s amazing landscapes and cultural icons, as well as London, the city that has become the design capital of the world,” says Pennsylvania Horticultural Society president Drew Becher. “It also lifts up the British passion for gardening, which has contributed so much to the appreciation of horticulture and its role in our lives.”

Exhibitors from our area include Michael Petrie’s Handmade Gardens (Swarthmore), Robertson’s Flowers (Wyndmoor), Hunter Hayes Landscape Design (Ardmore), Stoney Bank Nurseries (Glen Mills) and Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades (Media). And don’t miss the talk by Mark Lane, gardens manager at Buckingham Palace.


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