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5 Reasons to Explore Philadelphia’s Floral Escape

5 Reasons to Explore Philadelphia’s Floral Escape


Philadelphia is offering a delightful floral escape from March 2-10th, 2024.  The City of Brotherly Love bursts alive into blooms synchronously with the Philadelphia Flower Show, and here are 5 reasons to explore  Philadelphia’s floral escape: 




Immerse yourself in the colorful splendor of the Philadelphia Flower Show, an illustrious event celebrating its 195th year. This year’s theme, “United by Flowers,” is hosted at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This grand showcase boasts stunning floral exhibits, premier plant competitions, engaging interactive activities, enlightening educational sessions, a butterfly exhibit, cocktail samplings,  and a wealth of shopping opportunities from everything from plants to art to fashion.   Also, by purchasing a ticket to the Flower Show, you are contributing to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) ongoing conservation efforts. Purchase tickets here.




 The National Historic Landmark and highly awarded Loews Philadelphia Hotel is the place to be for the PHS Flower Show. Just steps from the Philadelphia Convention Center, the hotel is conveniently located across the street. Loews is supporting the flower show with themed programming from March 2-10, 2024, with a special Flower Show Package that include a complimentary room upgrade, two tickets to “United by Flowers” Show, and two cocktails to enjoy at Bank & Bourbon Lounge. Click here to book. Also, while staying at Loews, don’t miss out on the 15,000 square foot Joseph Anthony Spa & Salon, which is offering 20% off for flower show guests, with floral spa options like the Lavender Detox Float or Lemongrass Eucalyptus Scrub after a long day of walking the show floor.  Treatments can be booked online or by phone at  215-231-7350.


Treat your taste buds to a special floral delight at Bank & Bourbon, which has created two signature cocktails for the flower show experience. Try The Daisy, (Rusted Revolver gin, lemon, simple syrup, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, club soda and fresh mint), or The Carnation (Blanco Tequila, St-Germain Elderflower liqueur, watermelon puree, lemon and simple syrup) for an elegant apertivo. Both cocktails are available at the lounge or restaurant.


Head over to The Library Bar at The Rittenhouse Hotel for a special flower show pop-up. The Library is decorated with fresh blooms hidden in the bookcases, the mantel and tables throughout the intimate venue, and have a selection of craft cocktails, wines and small bites.



From charming cafes serving floral-infused pastries to upscale restaurants showcasing seasonal flower-inspired delicacies, Philadelphia’s culinary scene is abuzz with creativity and innovation during the Flower Show. Indulge in a gastronomic adventure that celebrates the beauty of nature through artfully crafted dishes, each a culinary masterpiece that pays homage to  spring blooms.

After hours of walking the flower show, opt for a special two-course lunch with floral inspired wines for pairings at Bank & Bourbon. Entrées include signature favorites like the True North Salmon Salad, Steak Frites and Crispy Chicken Sandwich paired with a dessert offering of Triple Layer Chocolate Cake, Pineapple Upside-down Cheesecake and Seasonal Sorbet. The two course lunch is available for $25 per person and can be booked online via Resy.

For dinner, Greek restauranAlmyra has created a floral oasis with floral installations, handmade metal flowers and a custom glass floral chandelier. Don’t miss the butterfly pea cocktail The Petalouda, made with vodka, masitha, elderflower and butterfly pea tea, garnished with an edible flower.


Explore the Botanical Wonders of Philadelphia’s gardens, parks and greenspaces, which are a sanctuary for residents and visitors year-round. Take a leisurely stroll through iconic green spaces such as Fairmount Park, Bartram’s Garden, and Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, where you can admire a diverse array of blooming flowers, lush foliage, and tranquil water features. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Philadelphia’s outdoor sanctuaries, where the ephemeral beauty of spring blossoms unfolds in a breathtaking display of floral artistry and botanical diversity.