Witch Hazels (Hammamelis mollis) at Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A collection of worldly and historic special guests will gather for the 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show (February 27 to March 7th, 2010), when “Passport to the World” showcases plants descended from or representing those discovered in early expeditions and those exhibited in the very first Flower Show in 1829.
“Our visitors will have a unique experience this year when they enter the exhibition hall,” said Flower Show Designer Sam Lemheney. “They’ll be greeted by a display called the Explorer’s Garden that captures the spirit of adventure that led to great scientific advancements at the turn of the century. As guests wander through the exhibit, they’ll have the same thrilling feeling of discovery.”
The Explorer’s Garden will also include more recent finds from the University of Pennsylvania’s Morris Aborteum, including several varieties of rhododendrons, the gorgeous Chinese shrub, the Hammamelis mollis, and the Korean flowering tree, the Cornus ‘Aurora’.