1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107

Phone Number

(215) 988 - 8800

Date Visited



Link to Website

Philadelphia Flower Show


The Philadelphia Flower Show is held annually in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Parking is available in lots and garages near the Convention Center.

All entrances to the Convention Center are accessible.

Elevators and escalators take visitors to all levels.

Multi-stall  restrooms, with accessible stalls  are located on all levels.

There are very few seats throughout the show area.

Food is available at different concessions throughout the show.

Mobility devices can be reserved in advance by calling (215) 988m - 8800.


    Attraction Type:  popular places
    Number of accessible spaces:  parking must be found at various garages near the Convention Center, or on the street
    Location of accessible spaces:  see above
    Surface of lot:  na
    Distance to venue:  depends on where you park
    Transportation to venue offered:  na
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  no place outside the venue
    Paths and walkways:  concrete sidewalks
    Location of accessible entrance:  all street- level entrances are accessible
    Doors:  double doors
    Number of floors:  2
    Elevators:  4 elevators to show level
    Ramps:  none
    Steps and staircases:  escalators to all floors
    Width of aisles:  ample space - but can be very crowded
    Places to sit:  not enough chairs or benches throughout
    Location of restrooms:  on all levels
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, with accessible stalls and sinks
    Ease of entry and exit:  good
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  many concession stands
    Friendliness of staff:  pleasant and helpful
    Notes:  * Many parking options are available

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We were lucky enough to  visit the Philadelphia Flower Show. This “one-of-a-kind event known the world over for its exquisite and immersive floral exhibits, world class plant competitions, family friendly activities, educational offerings, and shopping…” is in its 195th year!  (website)

Located in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, this event is easily accessible. From the street-level entrances, to the elevators to the show floor, to all of the restrooms (with accessible stalls and sinks), it is quite easy to get around. Of course, one has to take into consideration the crowds that are there (especially mid-day). Guests who need accessibility equipment while at the show can reserve a mobility rental online, ahead of their visit, to ensure one is available when they arrive. There is a “mobility stand” outside the main exhibit entrance where one can get assistance and have their questions answered. For more information about these services, call (215) 988-8800. Flower Show maps, as well as signage throughout, show ADA ramps and restroom locations. Although I do not know the square footage of the Show, I do know that it is in a very large space!

The only complaint we have is the lack of seating within the venue. There are not nearly enough chairs and/or benches to accommodate even a small fraction of the people visiting. Some chairs and benches are located in a center area within the Hamilton Horticourt, and a few around the perimeter of the show. 

The Show itself is amazing. “This year’s theme “United by Flowers,” is a celebration of the community that blooms each Spring.” (website) It is visually stunning! As we entered through the main entrance, we were overwhelmed by the huge, floral design. At least two stories high, we were instantly drawn to it. The colors and setting are fantastic. A promenade (if you wish to follow it) winds its way through many different full-size, displays. There are areas of fabulous Bonsai, competitive arrangements of differing sizes, miniatures, and various other things. 

Throughout the day there are demonstrations and other events. 

There is food at various locations,  but few places to sit and enjoy it.

The Marketplace has a large variety of things to purchase, both plant related and otherwise. 

There is even a kids’ area!

If you love flowers, The Philadelphia Flower Show is truly a “must see.”

As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website,, when planning a visit, to “know before you go,”





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