Philadelphia, PA - There is no doubt that this year's Flower Show in FDR Park has left a lasting impression on the park and that moving the event outdoors for the first time was a huge success. Being outdoors really changed the way guests were able to connect on a deeper level with nature and how they experience the city's historic park.
Flower Show Leaves FDR Park In a Better Then It Found It!
But did you know the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society left a more important long-lasting legacy after the inaugural outdoor flower show?
The 2021 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, for the first time in its 193-year history, bloomed outside this past June 5-13, 2021. Working alongside The Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Streets Department.
And a big part of this year's event aimed to ensure that FDR Park and its users would enjoy a lasting benefit from the event beyond the Show's closing date.
Some long-term improvements included substantial investments in the park's infrastructure and landscaping, creating and installing new site furnishings. All of which will remain at FDR Park and promote the health of its green spaces for years to come.
The Philadelphia Flower Show looks for ways each year to re-purpose or donated to organizations and community groups throughout the Philadelphia region, such as plants and exhibit infrastructure. Giving new life to plants, exhibits, and hardscape items from the Show further benefitting the local community to advance the health and well-being of the city.
In addition to its annual donations this season, FDR Park benefited from improved infrastructure, with the contribution of various plants and shrubs, new park visitor elements, and building on the park's environmental health. With gifts of over 2,000 annuals, perennials, native plants, and trees for FDR Park to create new gardens at the park.
In addition, PHS enhances the horticulture at this historic park with 20 pallets of Belgard stone and pavers that will be used to create borders around the pristine gardens and newly paved surfaces.
PHS will continue to offer consultative support to FDR Park to ensure FDR Park thrives and remains an essential anchor of the local community. PHS is committed to sustaining FDR Park's mission of using horticulture to advance health and well-being for the Greater Philadelphia region.
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