2 Ways Subaru Nurtures the Philadelphia Flower Show

Philadelphia Flower Show
Subaru at the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show.

Philadelphia Flower Show blooms with help from Subaru.

If you’ve ever tried to wrangle a couple of flats of annuals into a trunk or thrown out your back hoisting giant bags of mulch, you might have cursed your decision to buy a car without a hatchback. So Subaru, which has built its reputation on vehicles like the Outback and the Forester, SUVs designed for adventure AND home improvement schemes, is a natural sponsor for the Philadelphia Flower Show.

The annual show, held at the Convention Center from March 5-13, celebrates its 188th year, and 15  years with Subaru support.

Subaru is also the official automotive partner of the National Park Service Centennial, which meshes perfectly with this year’s flower show theme, “Explore America: 100 Years of the National Park Service.”

Two flowery and car-related exhibits

A new Subaru sustainability initiative with National Parks Conservation Association is testing zero landfill practices in Yosemite, Grand Teton and Denali National Parks. At the Subaru exhibit, visitors can see Sequoias and native flowers and learn how Subaru’s environmental initiative.

Go camping at Yosemite, with Yosemite Falls, native flowers, and the Subaru Impreza that will get you there.

Enter a replica of a giant Sequoia tree learn about Subaru’s commitment to National Parks. The display will include meadow flowers and a new Subaru Outback.

Gardener’s studio

Philadelphia Flower Show

Subaru at the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show. Credit: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Learn how to instill zero-landfill practices at home and be inspired by the paintings of Yosemite artist, Penny Otwell. You can also see more Subaru vehicles on display.

Other special Subaru perks

On ‘Subaru Day’ Monday, March 7, Subaru owners can show their vehicle key to gain access to the PHS Members Lounge.

On ‘Fido Friday’ March 11, at 6pm, bring your dog  to the flower show! At Subaru Bark Park, dogs can search for treats and camp out in dog tents. Pet owners receive a free dog tag for their pet.

More at the Philadelphia Flower Show

  • Base Camp is an “indoor playground” of attractions, shopping, dining and live music
  • At Butterflies Live! walk among and feed the butterflies
  • National Park Service Rangers will talk about different parks
  • The Railway Garden features large-scale model trains

Judy Antell, who is TravelingMom.com's Free in 50 States editor, lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and... More about Judy Antell