Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
The 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show is open to the public and visitors this year are being treated to a taste of England.
It’s fun to go behind the scenes, get in early, or be first to see any big event, and this week you can get a special sneak peek of the set up, staging, and serious hard work that makes all the magic happen at the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Organizers says a 38-foot-high Big Ben will be the centerpiece of the show.
If you can’t get enough of English gardens, you’ll be glad to know that this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show, called BRILLIANT!, is all about the grand garden traditions of Great Britain.
The Philadelphia area boasts a large collection of Ginkgo trees, on its streets and in parks. But at this time of year, that can seem more like a curse than a blessing. The reason? Ginkgos smell.
Lots of trees fell during the hurricane, so first that means clean up, and then, replanting. If you’d like to pitch in, consider becoming a ‘Tree Tender’ for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
Does your neighborhood look better today than it did last week? It might if it was one of 35 Philadelphia area neighborhoods where volunteers planted 900 new trees this weekend.
The garden, near 19th and Walnut Streets, was intended to be temporary but the idea behind it is becoming permanent.
This week on “What’s Cooking,” Hadas Kuznits reports on a restaurant week in South Jersey, a food pantry fundraiser in South Philadelphia, and a culinary convention in Montgomery County featuring celebrity chef Bethenny Frankel.
Just as Autumn’s about to arrive, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Fall Festival happens this Saturday, from 9am to 5pm at the Navy Yard.
Two young artisans who’ve learned the centuries-old technique of pressing flowers have given a presentation during the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s exhibit called “imPRESSive.”
A lot at 19th and Walnut, across from Rittenhouse Square where a movie theatre burned down years ago, sat empty until the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society planted a Pop-Up Garden there.
It’s part of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s “Green City Teachers” program.
“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.
The Borough of Norristown will be turning greener, thanks to 2,000 new trees that are being planted this season throughout the Montgomery County community.