WATCH: Video Shows What Entrance to Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 Will Look Like

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) YouTube’d a video that shows architectural details of the 2015 Flower Show entrance. Staying true to its movie theme, it features a big ol’ Hollywood sign, and surrounding props, like a theater marquee and a series of palm trees, that’ll make you feel like you’re strolling into a movie theater in Tinsel Town. Check it out below:

The 2015 Flower Show is set to open Saturday, February 28th. More information can be found here.

WATCH: Philly Trekkies Mistake Flower Show for a Star Trek Convention

Knerd Knews hosts Beth Kellner and Scott Johnston got dressed up like their favorite Star Trek characters and hit the Convention Center during the Philadelphia Flower Show. Needless to say, it wasn’t the kind of convention they were looking for.

Learn more about the hosts (also known as JK KELLSTON) and their current Indiegogo campaign here.

Flower Show Spotlight: Barbara King of Valley Forge Flowers

Photo by Jauhien Sasnou

Photo by Jauhien Sasnou

Even if you’ve been to a dozen Philadelphia Flower Shows, you’ve probably never met Barbara King. But you’ve no doubt seen her work. King, president of Wayne’s upmarket Valley Forge Flowers, has designed the extravagant entrance installations for seven shows and has been involved since she can remember. “I’m a third-generation florist,” King explains. “I was always trailing behind my parents.” Expect a more creative and innovative flower show than usual (thank goodness!) due to the theme: “ARTiculture,” with installations from scores of horticulture enthusiasts inspired by the masters. King’s is based on the work of sculptor Alexander Calder. “Normally the rules and guidelines for the show are very strict,” she says. “But this year, there is no wrong way. Every arrangement is its own picture — a thing of beauty.” March 1st to 9th, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Center City, 215-988-8800.

First appeared in the March, 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

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Meritage Is Doing A Flower Show Tasting Menu

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The Philadelphia Flower Show is in town from March 1-9, and Meritage is getting in on the action with a new, flower-based tasting menu that’ll be running from Saturday to Saturday, March 1 through March 8.

Chive blossoms, pansies, lavender, apples, elderflower and squash blossoms, all going in your food-hole. And all for just $39 per person which, if you checked out this morning’s post on the prices of prix fixe menus around the city, you’ll understand is a killer bargain.

Check out the menu after the jump.

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Come to G Philly‘s LGBT
Flower Show Party

lgbt flower show partyI spend so much of my time writing about other people’s events (I’m looking at you, Schonewolf!) that I thought I’d take a minute to chatter about one of our own.

I’m excited to announce that G Philly has once again been asked to host the LGBT Party at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Our afternoon soiree takes place opening weekend, so it’ll be a great chance to mingle with the gays and get an early peep of the show, which, this year, is themed “Art-iculture.” Here’s what we have planned for the day:

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The Philadelphia Flower Show is Looking for Its Next Big Star

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To generate some much-needed buzz this year, the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society‘s (PHS) Philadelphia Flower Show is creating a Green Room, an interactive social media hub where guests can access all the buzz at this year’s show. To keep it interesting, however, PHS is holding auditions for a vibrant on-camera personality who can “interview Flower Show VIPs, interact with visitors and share behind-the-scenes stories with on-site and at-home audiences.”

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LGBT Six-Word Memoir of the Day: Drew Becher

25. Drew BecherIn partnership with SMITH Magazine’s Six-Word Memoir Projectwe asked you to submit your queer life stories—succinctly. Every day until we run out, we will present the most touching, poignant and hilarious entries in meme form. Today, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society President Drew Becher.

Join G Philly for a fun Six-Word Memoir Slam on Tue., Oct. 22, when six LGBTers will deliver his or her six words, and then spill the story behind them in six-minute monologues. Stay tuned to the blog for details and ticket info.

Horticultural Society Fires Most Employees…Possibly Ever

March Flower Shows lead to June Layoffs. Doesn’t quite have the same nice April Showers, May Flowers ring to it, huh? Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, which runs the Philadelphia Flower Show, laid off 22 employees whose salaries equal $1.2 million. That’s the same amount the Flower Show lost this year in ticket receipts, due to a dip in attendance from 2012. The Inquirer reports that this may be the greatest staff reduction in organization’s history. All because of those damn meteorologists, too! [Inquirer]

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