Garden Plot: Holiday gifts, December advice

Mike McGrath,

The ultimate horticultural holiday gift

WASHINGTON – Tickets to the famed Philadelphia Flower Show in March always make great holiday gifts. And a relatively new addition to the Show is the twice a day, separately ticketed, “Garden Tea.” It’s proven to be sell-out-popular. This year, the Flower Show has combined the two in a unique membership offer that makes an outstanding gift.

Purchase a household membership in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (the presenters of the Philadelphia Flower Show for the past 180 years or so) and, as always, you’ll get free tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show Plus, this year, to celebrate the theme of “Brilliant” a tribute to the over-the-top horticultural side of Great Britain, you’ll also get a tin of specially blended Flower Show tea.

A household membership that includes four tickets, the tea and a whole slew of extra stuff, costs $105. Four tickets at the door would cost you $128. Do the merry math. To check it out, follow this link.

Oh, and PHS members also get six months of the PHS magazine; use of the exclusive Member’s Lounge at the Show (free refreshments and a nice place to sit down!); discounts at the Flower Show shopping area, Philly restaurants and botanic gardens nationwide

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