The Philadelphia Flower Show kicks off Saturday, March 2 and will run until March 10 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. If you are planning to head down to the show, here's what you need to know:
If you are driving, the Philadelphia Parking Authority wants to help you out.
While there are any number of public pay lots near the Convention Center, the PPA parking lot closest to the event, which will feature the lowest rates in the area according to its website, is located at 44 N 10th Street.
Parking there will put you about three blocks from the convention center.
The lot's rates are listed below, but you can check out more from the PPA here.
- Early bird (enter by 10 a.m. and leave by 6 p.m.): $12
- Super early bird (in by 8 a.m., out by 8 p.m.): $9
- Up to 1 hour: $3.50
- Up to 2 hours: $6:50
- Up to 3 hours: $9.50
- Up to 12 hours: $18.00
- Late (enter after 4 p.m. and leave by midnight): $7.50
Those looking for free parking are advised to check north of Callowhill Street and South of South Street.
If you are taking the train, SEPTA wants to pay for part of your ticket.
The transportation company is offering a $4 discount tickets to the Flower Show when purchasing through their services. Tickets are available at any regional rail ticket office or online here.
Additionally, the company is offering individual and family passes good for all services before 9:30 a.m. So, if you plan to travel into the city, then take a bus to lunch, then train back home, there are options to keep your clerical at a minimum. Passes cost between $11 and $28 and can be purchased on trains or at ticket stations.
SEPTA will be maintaining longer hours for its ticket office during the flower show. Check out this link to see which ones will be open longer for the show.
The closest regional rail station to the flower show is the Market East Station, which is less than a block from the Philadelphia Convention Center.