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A Gardening Event Worth Seeing

by Sarah Clark, All About Lawns Columnist

The Philadelphia Flower Show is one of the premier gardening events in the country. Here gardening enthusiasts come from around the U.S. to learn about the latest in floral design and gardening.

The Philadelphia Flower Show is an annual event sponsored by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, a civic-minded group that works to promote a greater sense of community through nature and gardening.
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Each year the Philadelphia Flower Show attracts hundreds of thousands of gardening professionals and novices to view its exhibits, shows, and displays. Last year former Disney horticulturist Sam Lemheney designed the show. The prominent features of the event included at 27-foot high plant sculpture of Mother Nature, known as Natura, as well as Floratopia Tree, a sculpture comprising branches composing a variety of flora.

The show attracts professional horticulturists, landscape architects, and floral designers as well as novice gardeners. People come to get ideas for their garden or a wedding. Some come to learn about trends in horticulture and garden design.

Garden Attractions The attractions include not only a wide variety of displays from various organizations and companies involved in all aspects of horticulture and gardening, but many educational exhibits as well. You can pick up gardening tips and schmooze with others who share your passion for gardens. Attend workshops by top floral designers, enjoy live entertainment by local musical groups, and learn how to arrange flowers in more creative ways.

The garden show is held annually, usually in the spring, and always in Philadelphia.

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Sarah Clark is a freelance writer based in the Washington metro area.

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