PHS 'flower mobile' passes out free flowers on Valentine's Day

Rachel Kurland
February 12, 2019 - 2:24 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is giving a new meaning to Valentine's Day.

On Thursday, instead of gifting a bouquet to your betrothed, PHS wants you to participate in "Share-A-Flower Day."

Between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. across the city, the PHS "flower mobile" will be a various locations passing out thousands of free flowers. Each person gets two flowers — one for yourself, the other for a loved one, friend or stranger.

Each flower will be tagged with a thoughtful message, emphasizing how a "simple act of giving a flower can symbolize love, gratitude, friendship, generosity, and so much more."

You can catch the flower mobile at these sites:

7 a.m. — Photo op with the flower mobile at the top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. — The Porch at 30th Street Station

12 - 3 p.m. — Jefferson Hospital (Ninth and Walnut streets)
Rittenhouse Square (18th and Walnut Streets)
The Bourse 

4 - 6 p.m. — Temple University (Liacouras Walk near the bronze "Red Owl" statue)
Drexel University (33rd and Market streets)
The Singing Fountain at Passyunk Square (East Passyunk Avenue and Tasker Street)

7 p.m. — Sweetheart Skate at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Check out the rest of PHS' "Flower Power" at the Philadelphia Flower Show, from March 2 to 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.