When I heard this year's Philadelphia Flower Show theme was inspired by Great Britain and called "Brilliant!" I knew I had to make a special trip to check it out - and I wasn't disappointed! Since my personal design is heavily influenced by both traditional English gardens and contemporary floral design in London, I found many sources of inspiration at the show. The theme was on full display in everything from Cotswold village gardens, to an installation bringing London rain to life, to a floral display inspired by Jack the Ripper. 

Here are pictures of some of my favorite designs from the show - open them full-screen to read the details and descriptions.

Next years' show will start on March 1st, 2014 and the theme will be "ARTiculture" ... and today (March 13) the Boston Flower Show opens its doors, running through Sunday, March 17 - see the link for details.