Catch Spring in Bloom at the Philadelphia Flower Show
Now in its 188th year, the Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event. With great deals on companion fare on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional trains, you have no reason to miss out on this this spring tradition with friends.
An Historic Event
More than 250,000 visitors flock to the Pennsylvania Convention Center each year to experience this spectacular showing from the region’s top horticulturalists and designers. Designers spend more than a year planning and growing exhibits that will transform the convention center into a lively display of nature’s finest.
The 2017 show takes place March 11 – 19 and will explore the iconic Dutch landscape, including its innovative eco-design, modern urban greening, and internationally renowned sustainability efforts. Early-bird tickets start at $28 for adults, and $15 for children.
Photo by: Rob Cardillo Photography
In addition to a walk through the Flower Show, visitors can enjoy a wide array of special events that celebrate horticulture and design, including behind-the-scenes tours that offer greater detail to the plants and artistry on display, as well as photography workshops featuring tips and tricks from nationally renowned photographers. Kids can have their own fun at the Flower Show at the Butterflies Live exhibit, the Make and Take workshop, and the extra special Teddy Bear Tea Party.
For the second year, Amtrak is proud to help power the “Railway Garden,” featuring large scale model trains. In partnership with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Garden Railway Society and aligned with this year’s theme, the “Holland in Your Backyard” garden will depict city and country life in the Netherlands. The layout will include canals and a canal house, a park, farmhouse, barn, and classic windmills.
Flowers and Fun for Everyone
Don’t miss out on the fun. Visit “The City of Brotherly Love” with friends or family on the Northeast Regional and save 30% on a companion fare when you book now through December 17, 2017.