Philadelphia’s slice of Hawaii has left the Convention Center, but you can expect to see pieces of this year’s Flower Show reused throughout the city.
Last year the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society started a program called Flower Show 365, meant to bring pieces of the show out into the city. Temple’s exhibit became the PHS Pops Up garden at 20th and Market and floral carousel animals were installed in Logan Circle (for a tad too long if you ask me). The idea is to recycle or reuse the materials from each year’s Flower Show.
This year, the Inquirer reports, plants from the Flower Show will find new homes in street planters on South Broad, SEPTA stations, and office buildings.
Keep an eye out for the reinstallation of the Philadelphia Water Department’s exhibit, which showcased the city’s green infrastructure plan, Green City, Clean Waters, alongside models of Center City buildings.