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Pennsylvania Horticultural Society


The City May Pay You Up to $2,000 to Make Your Patio Greener

Hey, you there! Yes, you with the concrete-floored, stucco-walled patio in the back of your rowhouse! Don’t all those hard surfaces make you feel a […]

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Philly Will Get 950 More Street Trees This Weekend

The campaign to expand Philadelphia’s anemic tree canopy has a volunteer division. And this weekend, thousands of those volunteers will hit the streets in order […]


We Can’t Wait for PHS’s Pop-Up Gardens to Open

Spring weather just gets screwier, but when the beer garden opening announcements start to drop, it’s a sign that warmth is finally on its way. […]

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Thomas Paine Plaza to Become 2,000-Square-Foot Urban Garden

Thomas Paine Plaza is getting a major makeover. Next summer, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will transform the plaza into a temporary 2,000-square-foot urban garden, thanks to […]

City Life

DNC Host Committee Unveils Bold Broad Street Beautification Project

Broad Street will be much more colorful than usual during the Democratic National Convention. The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the DNC, in collaboration with […]


Operators Announced for PHS Pop-Up Gardens

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has announced its designers and culinary teams for its two PHS Pop Up Gardens this summer. PHS returns to 15th and South […]

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PHS Names Matt Rader as New President

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has named Matt Rader its new president, the group announced today. “I admire PHS’s leadership in empowering people to use horticulture […]

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The Bearded Ladies Bringing Hoedowns to PHS Beer Gardens in July

Local cabaret troupe the Bearded Ladies are about to set out on a mini tour around the city to bring their song-and-dance shenanigans to some of Pennsylvania Horticultural […]


Locations of All Three PHS Beer Gardens Announced

UPDATE: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society informs us that these beer gardens are not finalized as contracts have not been signed, Ts crossed and Is dotted. […]

City Life

Was Drew Becher Too Ambitious for Philly?

Let me be frank: I have no facility with plants or flowers; anytime a green thing comes into contact with my fingers, it wilts and […]

City Life

Horticultural Society President Drew Becher Resigns

Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society since 2010, is leaving the post to join his partner in San Francisco. The announcement came on […]

The Scene

Philadelphia Flower Show Black-Tie Gala and Afterparty

The 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show opened on Friday, February 27, 2015, with a black-tie gala. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail party under a […]

City Life

PHOTOS: G Philly’s LGBT Party at the Philadelphia Flower Show

Despite the fact that ice was falling from the sky, more than 200 revelers came out yesterday for our fifth annual LGBT Party at the Philadelphia […]

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One of Us: Drew Becher, Philadelphia Flower Show Honcho

My name is … Drew Becher, but my full name is David Andrew Becher Jr. I am a … nature lover. I live in … […]

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Flower Show to Debut New 5K Run (On Closed City Streets!)

Looks like the Philadelphia Flower Show is getting in on the 5K action this spring with a new 3.1-mile fun run planned for Sunday, March […]