The 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show is in full swing after officially opening its doors to this past weekend—and not a day sooner. The stunning displays (hello, Entrance Garden) and award-winning blooms offer a beautiful escape from Winter Storm Stella, which hit Philly Monday night. But the Flower Show must go on, and will remain open Tuesday.
Whether you’ve already made it to the show or plan to visit sometime this week (its last day is March 19), here are 15 glorious photos of the Instagram-worthy Philadelphia Flower Show. Of course, the Entrance Garden with its 6,000 blooms hanging from the ceiling is probably the most Instagram-worthy exhibit of the entire show, but there are plenty of other stunning exhibits on display, too, from decorated Dutch doors to intricate floral arrangements.
The Entrance Garden
This year’s Entrance Garden was designed by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society (PHS) and features more than 30,000 tulips alone and 6,000 blooms hanging from the ceiling. Stick around long enough to catch the epic light show, set to the song “Light” by San Holo.
Right behind the Entrance Garden is the Eco Dome, the first ever to be on display in North America. The design concept was developed by Dutch landscape architect Nico Wissing, and this specific dome was constructed in the Netherlands as a gathering space for the Dutch government. It features an air-filtering moss roof, solar energy, and bio-based furniture.
Odes to bikes
There are various displays throughout the show that pay homage to cycling, a ubiquitous mode of transportation in the Netherlands. Ardmore-based Hunter Hayes Landscape Design created a display that uses bicycle parts to create a bridge and a kinetic water fountain.
A series of Dutch doors are on display at the show, decorated as colorful home stoops with floral arrangements and window boxes, like this Mondrian-themed take. 4.
Want a tour? Curbed Philly offered a sneak preview of the show last Friday.