Inspire Your Little Gardener at the Philadelphia International Flower Show

The Flower Show offers many
fun activities for children.
Photo courtesy of PHS
Have a little one interesting in gardening and want to encourage his curiosity? The 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show provides an ideal place to expose children to the fun of gardening. 
With the theme of “Hawaii: Islands of Aloha,” children of all ages can experience hands-on planting, flower arranging, Hawaii-inspired arts and crafts, and other eco-inspired activities in the Show’s Einstein Healthcare Network Family Lounge powered by Sprout on March 4-11. The Family Lounge, opened daily from 10 a. to 5 pm, includes games and videos as well as just a place to hang out when parents need a break.

In addition to gardening activities, the Show will be hosting a variety of other family-friendly events.
Beautiful orchids will be
plentiful at the Flower Show.
Photo courtesy of PHS

Meet Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

On March 4th and 11th from 2-5 pm, families visiting the lounge can meet The Lorax, the lovable character from Dr. Seuss’ book.

Special guests will read “The Lorax” on the two Sundays during the event:
* March 4th – Read by
WXPN Kids’ Corner host Kathy O’Connell
* March 11th – Read by
Lisa Nutter, wife of Philadelphia’s Mayor

Family Day

March 11th is Family Day and will feature a variety of fun activities for kids including lectures and demos, arts and crafts, and the opportunity to meet popular TV characters from Sprout TV and Universal Studios.

Girl Scout Day

Girl Scout Day also takes place on March 11th. Special ceremonies will honor all Girl Scouts who have completed the new Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) environmental patch program, “Planting Seeds, Growing Lives.” Visitors will also have the chance to purchase their favorite Girl Scout cookies.
The Flower Show’s theme
celebrates Hawaiian flora
and fauna.
Image courtesy of PHS
Special Family Fun Pak Pricing
Families can take advantage of the Family Fun Pak which includes tickets for two adults and two children as well as a one-year membership with PHS for $70.

Advance tickets are available online at

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