The Philadelphia Flower Show

Author: 
Janet Evans (editor)
Publisher: 
Arcadia Publishing
Publication Date: 
2014
ISBN: 
978-1-467-12099-9

paper, 127 pp., $21.99.

With its first display in 1829, the Philadelphia flower show began a long history of outstanding floral exhibits, in spite of fires, moves, and world wars. This event has persevered, becoming the most famous horticultural show of its kind, thanks to dedicated staff and volunteers.

This book is a history in photographs, demonstrating the appeal of the show to every strata of floral society. In six sections, the images are organized chronologically in broad themes, starting with the early shows in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to more recent events in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. A final section looks at the impact of the show as a catalyst for gardening in Philadelphia itself.

Like all books in the "Images of America" series from Arcadia Publishing, this work provides a glimpse into an amazing event over time, in an easily accessible format.
—Adele Kleine, volunteer and garden writer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
16
Number: 
2