Flower Shows in U.S?

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  1. superbot

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    This week sees the start of the Chelsea Flower Show in London and later in June the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.Is there an equivalent in America?
     
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    If my schedule permits I always go to this one. Alas this past year I was in London and could not make it. However my back yard is a flower show in Hawaii, but I always like to go and get new ideas.
    Philadelphia International Flower Show
     
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    Thanks, interesting....
     
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    In the US flower shows are bigger and grander: impressive. I have just returned from the Royal Hospital Chelsea and this year's Chelsea Flower Show is brilliant.
     
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    I can't think of any American equivalent in terms of size or prestige.

    At least in the northern states, flower shows happen in late February or early March. They are basically trade shows open to the public for a small admittance fee. In exchange for seeing all that green and bloom at the worst part of Winter, one is bombarded with salespeople attempting to market everything from patio furniture to tools to paving.

    They're a lot like car shows but for a very different demographic.
     
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    Yes, I've been to the Philadelphia Show. which is on the East Coast.
    I understand the West Coast has a show that is pretty much the equivalent of the Philadelphia Show..And I guess they must have a mid
    west equivalent as well.
     
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    Chelsea is in a class by itself. But the Philadelphia is generally considered to be the 2nd best flower show in the world.
     
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    I am surprised,not least for the fact that they're incredibly lucrative.But then again people in the UK do love their gardens (never,ever yards!!)The Queen is always at Chelsea for the opening day,then it's wall to wall queens from there on in!!
     
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    Looks very professional.Much more exotic plants in your part of the world!!
     
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    That is one of the things I love most about living in Hawaii. I think you could put a rock in the ground and it would grow.
     
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