PHS Hosts 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show Opening Party

Attendees of the black-tie celebration included Governor Tom Wolf and Deputy Mayor Anne Fadullon.

The 2016 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show — which celebrates our country’s majestic landscapes, rich history, cherished monuments and vibrant culture — opened with a gala preview party on March 4th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s show is also celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service.

The black-tie party attracted many friends and supporters of the annual event, including Governor Tom Wolf, Director of the United States National Park Service Jonathan Jarvis, Deputy Mayor Anne Fadullon, Chairman of the Board of Opera Philadelphia Dan Meyer, and Carl and Roberta Dranoff. Legend Bill Cunningham was spotted in his signature blue jacket taking photos for the New York Times. This year’s gala chair was Leslie Anne Miller, who worked with the gala’s previous party committee to create a fun evening for all. The Flower Show opened to the public on the following day, March 5th, and runs through March 13th.

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HughE Dillon covers parties, events and more for Philadelphia magazine’s The Scene. You can follow him on Twitter at @iPhillyChitChat and visit his daily online social diary