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See Hawaii Via Philadelphia Flower Show

Philadelphia Flower Show features hula dancers, orchids and waterfall

Record crowds are flocking to this year's Philadelphia International Flower Show - an extravaganza with the theme "Hawaii - Islands of Aloha." Attendance could hit a record high of 300,000 by the time the show closes Sunday.

Visitors enter through a dazzling canopy that simulates ocean waves. 

The major display features a five-story waterfall, hundreds of orchids and live hula dancers. 

Creative flower arrangements include designs inspired by lava flowing from a volcano.

In addition to the lavish garden designs, the show includes a separate Hawaiian Village in the convention center's Great Hall. It's filled with exhibits from the five exotic islands and authentic Hawaiian vendors selling coffee, flowers, jewelry, art and other unique products. 

If you want to go:

  • Show runs through Sunday, March 12
  • Hours are 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
  • Tickets are $30
  • Location is the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch Streets

Each ticket helps the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society in its goal to plant one million trees in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

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