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2021 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

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For the first time in Show history, the region’s most looked-to gardening attraction will move outdoors!

Safely enjoy 15 acres of world-class landscape and floral designs, shopping, plant displays, exciting food and beverage options, entertainment, and educational sessions.

Taking place in June 5 - 13 against the exquisite backdrop of FDR Park in South Philadelphia.

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

SEPTA can get you to within walking distance of FDR Park. Below, we've included info 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, June 5

Show Hours: 8:00a - 5:00p

Morning Session - 8:00a - 1:00p

Afternoon Session - 1:00p - 5:00p

Sunday, June 6 - Sunday, June 13

Show Hours 10:00a - 7:00p

Morning Session 10:00a - 2:00p

Afternoon Session 2:00p - 7:00p


Adults : $45

Young Friend (18-29): $30

Child (5-17): $20

This year, tickets must be reserved in advance for either a morning session or an afternoon session. The ticket is good only for your reserved session. 

Getting There

Getting here on SEPTA is easy! There is a subway stop - Broad Street Line - NRG Station - at the corner of Broad & Pattison (0.3 miles to Show entrance; approximate 5-7 minute walk). Not up for walking? A Courtesy Shuttle will stop at and pick-up guests at NRG Station on the north side of Pattison Avenue. 

If you're starting your trip on Regional Rail - we recommend you ride to Suburban Station and transfer to the Broad Street Line at City Hall Station (look for signs). You will ride the Broad Street Line south to NRG Station (last stop). 

Broad Street Line trains run every 10 minutes (or less) on weekends and every 8 minutes (or less) on weekdays. Express service will run. Click here for station stops. 

Looking to stay above ground and/or for less of a walk? The Route 4 runs from Center City to Broad & Pattison and the  Route 17 stops at both Jefferson Station and Suburban Station and drops you one block from the Show entrance - but check the schedule - not all Route 17 buses go to Broad & Pattison.

Click here for our comprehensive Guide to Ride.

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!).

Fare Info

There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you.

Kids eleven years and younger ride free.

For easy travel to-and-from the show on transit (Bus, Trolley, Broad Street Line, Market-Frankford Line, and Norristown High Speed Line), remember to load your SEPTA Key card or purchase a Quick Trip (Broad Street and Market-Frankford Line only) from a Fare Kiosk. If you opt for a Quick Trip, your best bet is to purchase two tickets before the show to avoid lines on the way home.

During the Flower Show, the One Day Independence Pass is valid on all SEPTA modes all day long (10 trips max). The One Day Independence Pass costs $13 per person and is available on the SEPTA Key card. You can load an Independence Pass on to a SEPTA Key card at a Regional Rail Station Fare Kiosk (you'll find these at Jefferson Station, 30th Street Station, Suburban Station, Temple University Station, University City Station, and at Philadelphia International Airport), SEPTA Transit/Regional Rail Sales or Ticket Window, or online at And yes - a SEPTA Key card initially costs $4.95 but when you register the card at, $4.95 is added to the card's Travel Wallet which you can use for future rides or towards the purchase of another pass.

Please note - you can no longer buy a One Day Independence Pass on board the train.

Please note, if you are heading home after the show from Jefferson or Suburban Station, you need to pre purchase your ticket in order to move through the turnstiles before proceeding to the train platform. Accepted fares include a SEPTA Key card preloaded with a June TrailPass, June TransPass (weekends only), or One Day Independence Pas, SEPTA Key Senior ID Card/Current driver’s license with magnetic stripe (customers 65+ only), SEPTA Key Reduced Fare Card, a legacy/paper June TrailPass, legacy/paper June TransPass (weekends only), and SEPTA Regional Rail Quick Trip.


We no longer accept Medicare Cards.

We no longer accept the paper PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Card.

We still accept valid Pennsylvania Driver's Licenses and Non-Driver IDs with a magnetic stripe on the back. But we do not accept the new licenses issued by PennDOT on or after July 2017 without magnetic stripes.

Seniors need a SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card to receive free rides on Transit and Regional Rail.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Public safety is a critical component for the upcoming show and both SEPTA and PHS will require adherence to recommendations from the CDC and City/State health officials. Updated health and safety guidance from PHS is available here.

Reading Terminal Market Flower Experience by PHLASH

Keep your tradition alive  -- start your visit to the 2021 Flower Show at Reading Terminal Market with the Reading Terminal Market Flower Experience by PHLASH®! This $25 round-trip transportation package provides shuttle service between the Reading Terminal Market and the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show. 

The Reading Terminal Market Flower by PHLASH® transportation package includes: a floral-inspired cocktail from the RTM Garden Bar, a $10 Reading Terminal Market gift certificate, and round-trip transportation via a special shuttle serviced by the PHLASH®, with daily departures to the Flower Show at FDR Park offered 9:30a – 7p.   

After your online purchase of your Reading Terminal Market Flower Experience by PHLASH® ticket, redeem by showing your digital ticket at City Kitchen inside Reading Terminal Market between 9a - 5p. Please note: the transportation package does not include admission to the Flower Show.

To access the shuttle, the pick-up location is at 12th & Arch Streets; drop-off location is on Pattison Avenue. Trip takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic. First departure available from the Market is 9:30a; last departure from the Flower Show is 7p.