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2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

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The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center Saturday, March 11 through Sunday, March 19, 2017 with a combination of designs, live entertainment, workshops, and other events. Explore acres of amazing floral and landscape displays, plus extra activities for everyone like the Garden Tea and Butterflies Live!; and the new Garden Spa and World Flower Market.

The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will showcase the extraordinary plants, creativity and talent of this region’s top horticulturists and designers along with award winning landscape and floral designers from the Netherlands. 

The Flower Show is a top destination and “must experience” horticultural event, attracting 250,000 visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a showcase of excellence that dates back to 1829. 

From towering windmills, wooden shoes and delectable cheeses, to the whimsical bicycles, canals and vibrant tulip fields of the iconic Dutch landscape, the 2017 Flower Show will share the diverse stories of horticulture, innovative eco-design, and modern urban greening and sustainability efforts of the Netherlands.

SEPTA Regional Rail trains, bus routes, trolleys and the Market-Frankford Line can get you to within walking distance of the convention center. Below, we've included SEPTA discount information on show tickets, fare options, and travel tips to help get you to and from this year's show. Additional event information can be found on the official Flower Show website.

Show Hours

Saturday, March 11: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 12: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Weekdays (Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17): 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 18: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 19: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


You can buy DISCOUNTED tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show at all major SEPTA Transit Sales Offices and SEPTA Regional Rail Ticket Offices. Regular, adult admission price is $34. SEPTA discount price is $28. A savings of $6! Children 2-16 cost just $15 (a $2 savings).

Getting to the Show

Regional Rail: Trains stop at Jefferson Station, located next to the Convention Center at 12th & Arch Street.

Market-Frankford Line: Take Train to 11th Street Station. (Customers may also choose to ride the Broad Street Line to City Hall Station and either transfer to the Market-Frankford Line or walk to the Convention Center)

Bus: Routes 17, 23, 33, 38, 44, 45 & 48, and Routes 4, 16, 124 & 125 are within walking distance. City Hall Station on the Broad Street Line is also nearby.

Before you head out, remember to check System Status for a complete view of the SEPTA system to see if service is running according to schedule or if there is any alteration in service. Also - download the Official SEPTA App for iPhone and Android (it's free!).

Last but not least - don't forget to smell the tulips! 🌷 🌷 🌷

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