Given the cold weather, you may not be thinking about Spring and certainly, not thinking about blooming flowers. No matter, flowers will be the order of the day with the largest nation’s largest exhibition of orchids at The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden and you will feel like you are in Hawaii when you visit The Philadelphia International Flower show with their “Islands of Aloha” theme. Whether you head to the Bronx or make the trip to Philly, it will put you in the mood for Spring.
The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens
Philadelphia International Flower Show – Islands of Aloha
Can’t go to Hawaii this year, well, if you head to the the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show you will experience Hawaii as they turn the Pennsylvania Convention Center into a Hawaiian paradise. The exhibition will feature a giant wave of orchids and towering 25-foot waterfalls as well as having incredible motion graphics that will dramatically transform the show floor with lava flows and crashing waves. Hawaiian flowers are not the only Hawaiian feature, as visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in a traditional Hawaiian luau, featuring hula dancing, music and chants or visit the Hawaiian Village to shop for handmade and natural items for the home and garden that pay tribute to the people of Hawaii.
Worried that the Philadelphia International Flower Show is just for adults, don’t be. The Family Lounge features children’s activities such as crafts and special events surrounding the new animated feature film “The Lorax,” based on the popular story from Dr. Seuss. In addition, the weekends will have special Family Day events on Sunday March 4, Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11.