Yes, we’ve gone from an early spring day with warm weather and flowers blooming in the yard to snow on the ground with much colder temperatures, within the space of 24 hours. But you can still look forward to spring and enjoy the flowers and hope of warmer weather to come by taking a short drive to one of the local flower shows taking place over the next few weeks (starting this weekend!).
The Lehigh Valley Flower Show open today, Friday, March 10th and continues through Sunday afternoon, March 12, 2017 at the Agri-Plex at Allentown Fairgrounds (17th and Chew Street, Allentown, PA). Gardens of the World are showcased from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The 2017 theme was unveiled with much excitement! The area’s top Landscapers have each picked a country from around the world. Each will celebrate that nation’s flowers as well as giving attendees a chance to walk through a condensed version of that country’s cultural influences, including natural habitat, unique architectural features and so much more.
Come to the Lehigh Valley Flower Show and you will walk through gardens of the United States, Brazil, Lithuania, Switzerland, Sweden, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Norway and Holland.
The Philadelphia Flower Show opens tomorrow morning, Saturday, March 11th, at 11 a.m., and runs for an entire week, through Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA. Tickets may be bought in advance online, or at the Convention Center each day. The Philadelphia Flower Show dates back to 1829.
HOLLAND: Flowering the World, will showcase the extraordinary plants, creativity and talent of this region’s top horticulturists and designers along with award winning landscape and floral designers from the Netherlands.
From towering windmills, wooden shoes and delectable cheeses, to the whimsical bicycles, canals and vibrant tulip fields of the iconic Dutch landscape, the 2017 Flower Show will share the diverse stories of horticulture, innovative eco-design, and modern urban greening and sustainability efforts of the Netherlands.
And on the final weekend of the month, March 23-25, 2017, Peter Becker Community’s 2017 Flower Show will be held for the 34th year, with portions of the activities in the Campus Center at 800 Maple Avenue, Harleysville, PA, and other parts across campus in Maplewood Estates at 815 Maplewood Drive, Harleysville, PA.
The official theme was recently announced as “It’s About Time.” Designs are being drawn that will have the perfect blend of science fiction and nostalgia. The proposition that guests of the Flower Show will travel through time via full scale blooming exhibits may seem a little out there. And that’s not unusual for the community’s creative team. Will you accept their challenge and look back to the garden of your childhood? or forward to the gardens of the future? Whatever your decision, you can expect to be intrigued by the creativity and ingenuity of Peter Becker Community Flower Show Gang. There will be lots of flowers, fun, shopping and good food in which to look forward or, as it seems, backward.
Set your time machine to join us:
Show Times: March 23-25
Thursday & Friday – 10am – 6pm
Saturday (Family Day) – 8am – 2pm.
Due to it’s popularity, the Spring Marketplace returns this year. Guests will have a chance to shop for unique items at more than 30 booths of local craftspeople and artisans. Antiques, garden items, artisan foods and jewelry will be some of the things offered at the marketplace. Since it is located just across campus at Maplewood Estates, guests can use the fast and frequent shuttle service to and from the main Flower Show Exhibit.
Other highlights of the event include the spring flower sale, craft show, senior and student art galleries, scavenger hunt, quilt sale and the “Flowertown Junction” working garden model train exhibit. In addition, other shopping venues will also be open. Stop by the Thrift Shop and two gift shops. New items are offered everyday.