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Philadelphia Flower Show Features The Majestic Beauty Of Great Britian

By Mike Dougherty And Jennifer Bernstein

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show is open to the public and visitors this year are being treated to a taste of England.

(credit: Mike Dougherty)

(credit: Mike Dougherty)

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society hit the nail on the head with the “Brilliant” theme this year. And show attendees were happy to be treated to a taste of spring.

(credit: Mike Dougherty)

(credit: Mike Dougherty)

“I think it’s great. I really like the cricket club.”

The Downend Cricket Club is just one of many elaborate exhibits here (photo above). Another popular one is based on Jack the Ripper.

“It’s edgy and there’s red roses hanging upside down above pointy snake plants. It’s very dark, very moody.”

“It’s like a shack, kind of morbid, actually. I was just thinking to myself, I have seen flowers in this kind of way before.”

Alan Jaffe with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society on what the “Brilliant!” theme means:

“It means dazzling, it means clever, innovative, and that’s what we hope the show is this year.”

“We’ve got 50 major displays here that express the beautiful culture of Britain, we’re capturing Britain in many, many aspects, great gardens, great landscapes, the culture of Great Britain.”

Claire Baker with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society- The Flower Show is a fundraiser for PHS: “We raise money that helps sustain PHS programs, throughout the year so our tree planting work, our work in vacant land, our work with tree landscapes, all of it.”

The Flower Show runs through March 10th and for more information, go to

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