Party in the Garden (Formerly the Azalea Garden Party) was a blooming success

Every year when the Horticultural’s Flower Show rolls around in February, in our hearts and minds we say that it’s the kick off to spring, and then a few short weeks later & after a little more snow, it is Spring and time for the Pennsylvania Horticultural’s Annual Party in The Garden.

Drew Becher, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society President and Kate Wilhelm, Senior Vice President of Business Development at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society greet the guests as they enter The Garden Party. For the first time ever the Party was held in the garden and it was breathtaking beautiful with it’s see through tent, which was a good idea since it had rained all day.
as the party time approached the Skies seem to clear just in time. I always look at this event as the key kick off Garden Parties for the ones like the Radnor Hunt on May 21 and like the Devon Horse Show May 26.
Adam Lambert, Beth Lambert and Noah Stein
Michael Ford and his cute baby surrounded by the beauty of the room
Where Magazine editor, Kristina Jenkins, with Where Magazine alumni Will Klein concierge Sofitel, and Laura Burkhardt. Laura has recently accepted a job with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society as Director of Business Development. “So excited to work with this esteemed organization and the amazing team there!” Two beautiful things in Philadelphia, Laura and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. XOXO
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1827. Under the leadership of Drew Becher, PHS provides great events, activities, and publications for novice gardeners, experienced horticulturists, and flower lovers of all ages. Our Mission: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society motivates people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture. Allyson, Kris Paulet-Northeimen and Kathryn

Derek Freres and Alex Balloon

Barbara Chance was spotted with a pretty Iris outfit
Drew Becher greets Middy Dorrance, Tim Boyle and Jennifer Sheppard
Deputy mayor Alan Greenberger was on hand
The park was in full bloom beautiful
David Elliott and Bradley Richards
Royce Yeager and Britt Miller. Check out Britt’s paintings which were just hung at at newest restaurant in Philly, the 1518 Bar & Grill.Christine Madden and Jen McGowan. No doubt one of the best things about the garden party is the hat and the bright color outfits. You know how I like the ladies stylin’ a little color.
Kathryn Ott Lovell, Executive Director of Fairmount Park Conservancy and Jeanette Arthur, Development Associate Fairmount Park Conservancy. The 2011 Centennial Celebration will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at The Horticulture Center in the Centennial District of West Fairmount Park.
Every year there are horse drawn carriages that take you in and around the garden
I left as the party was still in full swing to head over to the Jewish National Fund which was holding it’s annual poker night at Del Frisco’s.