Philadelphia Flower Show 2018: When it is and what you need to know

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Philadelphia Flower Show 2018: When it is and what you need to know

The Philadelphia Flower Show opens to the public Saturday. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society via Instagram Philadelphia Flower Show, the largest and longest-running in the country, opens to the public Saturday and continues through Sunday, March 11. What: This year’s show, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, will focus on water. Expect a walk-through rainforest, illuminated fountains, ponds, flowers inside ice and desert blooms. The show will have information on how to protect and conserve water sources. Where: The Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia. When: March 3-11. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 4; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 5-9; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 10; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 11. Tickets: Advance tickets can be purchased until Friday. They are $29.95 for adults, $20 for students (ages 17-24) and $17 for children (ages 2-16). Online tickets are $32 weekdays/$35 weekends for adults, $22 weekdays/$24 weekends for students and $17 any day for children. Tickets at the box office are $35 weekdays/$40 weekends for adults, $24 weekdays/$26 weekends for students and $19 weekdays/$20 weekends for children. Contact: theflowershow.com or 215-988-8800. Did you know? The new early morning tours are pricey ($110) but are detailed and in a small group without the crowds. The weekday tours start at 8 a.m., two hours before the doors open. You also get a behind-the-scenes look at designers making touch-ups to their arrangements. This is how thousands of plants at the Philadelphia Flower Show bloom early and on time