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The 2022 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show: What to Expect

by Fairmount Park Conservancy on May 18, 2022

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event, will be returning to FDR Park in Philadelphia, June 11-19, 2022. This year’s theme, “In Full Bloom,” promotes good health, positive well-being, and a passion for life that culminates in a gorgeous and colorful spectacle.


Tickets for 2022 will not be based on timed entry; instead good for a whole specific date. Guests may enter the grounds at any time and enjoy the Show until ready to leave, but will not be allowed to exit and enter at will. “Any Day” tickets are also available, which allow guests the flexibility to choose which day of the Show they would like to attend. 

The net proceeds from ticket sales go back into Philadelphia, supporting PHS’s mission to use horticulture to create healthy living environments, increase access to fresh food, expand economic opportunities and build meaningful social connections.

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Many Show design improvements are planned for 2022! After entering through one of two paved guest entrance paths, you’ll experience 15 acres of spectacular floral and garden displays, global eateries, plentiful shaded areas, shopping, a play area for families, educational areas, plant exhibits, and more! The Flower Show eateries will offer a wide variety of food and drinks for guests, including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, family-friendly, and allergy-sensitive options.

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Scooters, strollers, and wheelchairs can be utilized on both paved and mulched paths and many of the lawn areas. Additional attention will be given to curbs throughout the Show grounds for guests to easily maneuver if using a wheelchair or other mobility device. The 2022 Flower Show maps will also highlight accessible restrooms and other accessibility accommodations.

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Beginning on Monday, May 23, multiple lawns & parking lots will be closed and the traffic flow will be reversed along the park loop road to accommodate set-up for the Show. The road reversal & closures will remain in effect through the end of June, until the Show’s breakdown is completed. 

View map: FDR Park Parking Lot Closures for Flower Show
View map: FDR Park Lawn Closures for Flower Show
View map: FDR Park Traffic Flow for Flower Show 5/23 – 5/31
View map: FDR Park Traffic Flow for Flower Show 5/31 – 6/29


PHS’s Green Team is working towards a “zero waste” event by focusing on waste diversion, sustainable disposal activities, and resource conservation at this year’s Show. The Green Team can be identified by green ribbons, which will be attached to their volunteer buttons. 

During Show setup, exhibitors will compost any damaged or unusable plant material, such as wood scraps, wilted flowers, and brush. 

During the Show, food & beverage vendors will provide cups, bowls, jars, bottles, and cans that are 100% recyclable. Food and beverage vendors will compost all food scraps produced in kitchen spaces, and all cooking oil will be recycled to produce biodiesel, a renewable energy source. 

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The Flower Show is a rain or shine event, although a cancellation is possible in the case of severe or dangerous weather. In the event of a cancellation, ticket holders will be given the opportunity to re-enter the Show, either on the same day (weather contingent) or on another Show day. 

On days with hot weather, PHS encourages guests to find added shade throughout the Show grounds, including sailcloth coverings, plentiful large display tents, and other vendor tents. Fortunately, FDR Park also has lots of natural shade from large trees that flank the Show grounds. 

Hydration stations will be available for guests to refill their personal water bottles and will be marked on the 2022 Flower Show map. Water misters will also become available once temperatures become too uncomfortable. 

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