Philadelphia Flower Show, Orchid Extravaganza 2020

It is not too early to start planning on attending the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show whose theme this year is A Riviera Holiday.   This show is the nation’s largest and longest running horticultural event having started in 1829.  So you have an easy decision to make.  You can jump in a trusty VW bus or drive a fancy sports car through the roads of the Riviera to visit Mediterranean gardens or make the short trip to Pennsylvania and stay at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast.  The show begins February 29 and runs through March 8 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.  What better way to beat the winter blues than strolling through the vibrant colors of the Philadelphia Flower Show.   For over 50 years the Philadelphia Flower show has been the largest flower show in the world.  The show has been honored as the best event in the world by the International Festivals & Events Association, even topping the Kentucky Derby Festival Tournament of Roses Parade.

Walk through an astounding array of flowers from February 29 to March 8, 2020.

Philadelphia Flower Show

In addition to viewing amazing arrangements and landscapes as well as ornamental fountains, you can attend floral design workshops and demonstrations in floral arranging.  Learn about sustainable lower maintenance , low water gardening.  

Tickets are on sale now. 

And during the same time you can visit the Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens which runs this year from January 18  through March 22, 2020.  Get rid of the winter blahs by walking through the conservatory at Longwood Gardens which is filled with thousands of orchids.   Last year Gregg Griffis, the orchid grower at Longwood Gardens attended the Taiwan International Orchid Show in Taipei, Taiwan and brought back lots of new breeding and cultural techniques. 

Photo by Greg Griffis of Exhibition Display Hall in Taipei

Orchid Exhibition

This is your chance to view new and innovative orchid trends.   Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast is 30 minutes from Philadelphia and 20 minutes from Longwood Gardens so we are perfectly situated for you to attend both events.  Tickets to Longwood Gardens can be purchased at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast at a small discount.  Most importantly, our tickets are not dated nor timed which gives you more flexibility.  During this time you will find most of the Brandywine Valley attractions are open and not nearly as crowded as during the summer and fall months.

View the orchid curtain wall and arch at Longwood Gardens

Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens

 

So what are waiting for?  Check out our rooms and plan your stay.