Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Philadelphia flower show

Last week my friend Jenn and I went to the Philadelphia flower show.  The Philadelphia flower show is the oldest and longest running flower show in the country.  Each year they have a theme and this year the theme was Holland:Floweing the World.  

The entrance to the show was absolutely spectacular.  We spent lots of time in the grand entrance garden. It was truly amazing.  I loved all the beautiful tulips in this garden. 


They even had flowers on the ceiling!

We went to two classes during the show.  The first class was about succulent jewelry.  I love succulents and thought this was so interesting and inspiring.  

After our first class we decided to relax in the garden spa.  It was a lovely way to spend an hour at the show. We got a mini massage, made a scented sachet, sampled wine, and tried aromatherapy.

After the spa we walked around the Show some more and took in all of the beautiful flowers and arrangements.  




In the afternoon we went to a class on flower arranging.  Three designers made arrangements using the same flowers and containers and the audience got to vote for their favorite.

Here is the winning arrangement.

After our second class we did some wine/spirit  tasting.  They had a huge area set up for this and it was so fun!  


I love making mixed drinks and a few of the vendors had recipe cards that we could take to make their drinks at home.  So fun!!

We spent our last hour at the show looking at the succulent displays and shopping  in the marketplace. 

I love succulents and they had a whole area dedicated to them!



After our tour through the succulents our last stop of the day was a trip to the marketplace.  There were 180 vendors there selling anything and everything related to plants and gardening.



It was a fabulous trip.  We had a great time and we can't wait to go back next year.