It’s back – and outdoors. From June 5-13, the Philadelphia Flower Show will be held at FDR Park in South Philadelphia. It’s the first time in the show’s 193-year history that the event will be held outdoors, an accommodation made to comply with COVID mitigation efforts.
Moving the show outdoors and to June, which is high season for landscapers, presented opportunities and challenges to horticulturists. Tom Morris, operations manager of J. Downend Landscaping in Crum Lynne, has participated in the Flower Show for 11 years, but admitted that this year has been a juggling act. “We’re working seven days a week, putting in a tremendous amount of overtime,” Morris said.