Flower Show Press Conference 2019

Flower Show Press Conference 2019

In a little more than a month the annual Philadelphia Flower Show will open at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Yesterday the Philadelphia Horticultural Society held a press conference at the Ritz-Carlton to announce details for the 190th Philadelphia Flower Show.

This year’s theme for the 2019 show, March 2-10, is “Flower Power,” where designers across 10 acres of show floor of the Pennsylvania Convention Center will interpret how flowers affect people’s lives, PHS officials announced.

Nick Pytel, PHS and Matt Ray, Chatterblast

Erin McKeon, Chanticleer Garden and Aimee Beam, Top Knots

Abana Jacobs, Subaru of America and Robert Drake, WXPN, will DJ at the Flowers After Hours Dance Party Saturday, March 2.

Matt Rader, President, PHS
On Saturday, March 2, 2019Put on your paisley threads and join us for an evening of Sixties-styled fun among the gardens. Starring The Beat-Tells, Beatles Tribute band at the Flowers After Hours Dance Party.

Mayor Jim Kenney told the crowd we are lucky to have the Horticultural Society as our ally in creating a greener and healthier city, as well as engaging in social uplifting programs.

This year’s show will also host the FTD World Cup 2019, the first time the competition will be held in the U.S. since 1985. One of the most prestigious floral competitions in the world floral designers from over 20 countries will compete.

Sam Lemheney, Senior VP of Shows & Events, PHS, Deborah O’Brien, Bank of America, Matt Rader, President, PHS and Tom Doll, President & CEO, Subaru of America

Lisa Stephano, PHS and Laura Burkhardt, Visit Philly


Alan Jaffe, PHS and Suzi Nash

Started in 1829 and hosted by the PHS, the Philadelphia Flower Show is the country’s oldest horticultural event. Proceeds from the show support PHS programs and initiatives.