My sister, son, niece, and I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show, my first time in years. Even though my sinuses protest during spring, I was happy to see some ground covering that wasn’t snow.
If you plan to visit the Flower Show here are some tips:
- Take a strong allergy pill. As an adult allergy sufferer, I was able to enjoy the show much more than if I had just popped in with no medication.
- Go early, stay late. The exhibit hall is HUGE and to explore and enjoy all of the exhibits as well as the classes, a longer day allows for this.
- Enter on Arch Street. Walking in to the Convention Center through the Gallery, I was immediately overwhelmed by the lines of people going into the Wine and Spirits exhibit. Not that my plan included hanging at this booth (*shifty side eye*), BUT, I would have known to enter another door. We wasted about fifteen minutes trying to push past eager imbibers to get into the actual exhibits.
- Let your kid just go. The PreTeen is old enough to wander off and use his mobile to find me. Without him next to me huffing and puffing, I was able to look at some exhibits leisurely, and the PreTeen could explore an exhibit with amphibians (ugh)
- Bring water. A bottle of the same water that’s gathering dust in my kitchen costs $5.00!
- Off course, have fun. It’s a great day to enjoy some of the hidden gems of Philadelphia
Have a Plan. Once we passed the lines of people who seemed just as overwhelmed as we were, we entered the actual show. There was SO much to see! There are exhibits from professional, amateurs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts. I’m not a big flower person but I can appreciate the time and effort put into cultivating a plant.