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(Pennsylvania Horticultural Society president Drew Becher, atypically dressed in grey sweatshirt and jeans, takes an early run through the Flower Show floor on Monday morning.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Flower Show Offers Discounted ‘Snow Special’ Tickets Today Only

If the snow affected your plans to visit the Flower Show on Monday, the president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society says they’re running a one-day discount.

03/03/2014

(Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, gestures toward a Marsden Hartley painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts that will be the subject of one of the Flower Show exhibits this year.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Additional Details of This Year’s Philadelphia Flower Show Revealed

This year’s edition, March 1st through 9th, is called “ARTiculture,” exploring the “fusion of art and horticulture.”

02/04/2014

(PHS president Drew Becher, in file photo.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Insider Peek at Next Year’s Flower Show

“Flower Show is going to be ‘Articulture,’ and it’s the celebration of art and horticulture together,” says Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

10/13/2013

(PHS' pop-up beer garden in a formerly vacant lot near Broad and Spruce Streets.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

This Year’s ‘Pop-Up’ Garden Puts a Beer Garden on South Broad Street

This marks the third summer that the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has transformed an eyesore into an oasis.

05/29/2013

(Phillies' president David Montgomery, second from left, the Phanatic, and infielder Kevin Frandsen, fourth from left, help plant a tree in FDR Park.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Phillies Resume Planting Home-Run Trees in Philadelphia

It’ll be another breath of fresh air every time the Phillies “go yard” this season.

04/22/2013

(Volunteers plant flowers and greenery at Logan Circle.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Horticultural Society, Volunteers Planting Thousands of New Plants Along Parkway

“In the next month, the whole city will be blooming, basically from City Hall all the way to the art museum,” PHS president Drew Becher says.

05/09/2012

(Marcy Kay Lilly, center, receives her award from a Subaru executive, left, and Drew Becher, right, president of PHS.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Flower Show Recognizes Local Businesses For Their Hawaii-Themed Displays

Just in time for the opening of the Philadelphia Flower Show, nine local businesses have received prizes for the best flower show-themed window displays.

03/02/2012

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Philadelphia Flower Show’s 2012 Theme is The Hawaiian Islands

Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, says that in a break with tradition, new technology will play a role in this year’s displays.

01/26/2012

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Some Center City Restaurants Get Local Bounty As ‘Restaurant Week’ Nears

Organizers have announced a roster of 120 participants for this year’s Restaurant Week. And now, more center city dining has a green side dish to go with it.

07/20/2011

(credit:  Norristown Garden Club)

Two Invitations From The Norristown Garden Club

You’re invited to two events courtesy of the Norristown Garden Club, now almost 100 years old.

05/11/2011