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Major Exhibitors
 
 
The best in the business create floral arrangements and lush landscapes that uplift the Show theme.

Each year Flower Show exhibitors, representing the best talents in the floral and landscaping fields, create full-scale displays that delight more than a quarter million visitors. Many of these exhibitors have spent decades perfecting their craft, which often includes forcing a great variety of plants into bloom in time for the Show. Exhibitors spend an average of 18 months preparing their displays. With only nine days to show off their talents, each company or organization must pull out all stops to be considered the very best.

Natural settings, floral arrangements, and gardens have served as subject matter of some of the world’s greatest paintings, prints and sculpture. At the 2014 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “ARTiculture,” floral and garden designers will take their inspiration from art found in the nation’s leading museums for horticultural exhibits that will transform the Pennsylvania Convention Center into a 10-acre living canvas. This fusion of art and horticulture will span world cultures and art history.

Below is the list of 2014 exhibitors.

PENNSYLVANIA

Bucks County

Delaware Valley College
Flowers by David
Mark Cook Landscape Contracting, LLC
Philadelphia Cactus & Succulent Society
Rosade Bonsai Studio

Chester County

American Ivy Society
North American Rock Garden Society, Delaware Valley
Organic Mechanics Soil Company, LLC, The
Pennsylvania Bonsai Society
Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators

Delaware County

J. Downend Landscaping
Michael Petrie’s Handmade Gardens
Stoney Bank Nurseries
Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades

Montgomery County

American Rhododendron Society, Greater Phila
Burke Brothers Landscape Contractors
Delaware Valley Fern and Wildflower Society
Hunter Hayes Landscape Design
Robertson’s Flowers
Temple University, Ambler Campus

Philadelphia

American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD)
Horticulture Academy at Abraham Lincoln School
Men’s Garden Club of Philadelphia
MODA Botanica
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Philadelphia Water Department
PURE Design
W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences
Schaffer Designs
U.S. EPA Region III

NEW JERSEY

Camden Children’s Garden
EP Henry Corp.

Ikebana International
Mercer County Community College
Michael Bruce Florist
Subaru of America
Waldor Orchids

NEW YORK

Hudson Valley Seed Library

OHIO

America In Bloom

DELAWARE

Irwin Landscaping, Inc.
University of Delaware

INTERNATIONAL

Great Britain

Jacques Amand International
Andy Sturgeon Landscape & Garden Design

Netherlands

Netherlands American Business Association

Ireland

Tourism Ireland

Monaco

James Basson

 

SHOWCASE EXHIBITORS

American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD)
paired with the Philadelphia Museum of Art
This exhibition takes its inspiration from an extraordinary exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, “Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty,” the first full-scale survey in the U.S. of this celebrated period in Korean history. The AIFD team focuses on The King’s Feast, from the Joseon exhibition, using natural materials to interpret Korean dance, literary symbols, the Empress’s robe, a culinary setting, and pottery.
Contact: Ron Mulray
Philadelphia Flower Co., 12343 Academy Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154
215-632-6270
http://www.aifd.org

Burke Brothers Landscape Design/Build
paired with the J. Paul Getty Museum
Cubism Impasto No. 5
Laid out as an abstract cubistic painting with blocks of contrasting colors and textures, this walk-through exhibit’s two trellises lead into a central open space surrounded by seating walls and flowering trees. Inspirational items from the J. Paul Getty Museum, such as the lavender trellis, travertine seating walls, azalea water garden and the cacti/succulent garden, have been incorporated into the design, as well as the painting, Irises, by Van Gogh.
Contact: Kali Smalley
7630 Cheltenham Ave, Wyndmoor, PA 19038
215-887-1773
http://www.burkebrothers.com

Michael Petrie's Handmade Gardens
paired with the Barnes Foundation
Leaves in a Landscape
This stylized garden features design elements that celebrate and echo the exuberance of the abstract forms found in post-Impressionist paintings at the Barnes Foundation, including leaf sculptures based on the late paper cut-outs of Henri Matisse, and shapes derived from his giant mural, The Dance II.
Contact: Michael Petrie
P.O. Box 7, Swarthmore, PA 19081
610-505-8262
http://www.handmadegardens.net

Robertson’s Flowers & Events
paired with the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution
Dancing the Dream
This exhibit is inspired by the outstanding show of the same name, "Dancing the Dream," at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery. Vignettes depict key moments and themes in the history of 20th century dance as seen through the filter of the American Experience: hope, dreams, hardship, struggle, exultation. The focus is on The Rise of American Ballet, Broadway and the American Dream, Choreographing Modern America, Choreography Goes Pop! and Lights! Camera! Action!
Contact: Lisa Roth
1301 E Mermaid Ln, Glenside, PA 19038
215-836-3050
http://www.robertsonsflowers.com

Stoney Bank Nurseries
paired with Brandywine River Museum of Art
Beauty of the Brandywine
Three generations of Wyeths have captured the unique land, water, fields, and native plant environs that have been the inspiration for a distinguished Brandywine River Valley culture. The native sycamore trees, painted and captured by the Wyeth family, give shade to woodland ferns, flowers, and gurgling streams that come together to form the iconic Brandywine River. This is a perfect metaphor for the current community working together to preserve a sustainable future in the fields and forests of the Brandywine River Valley. This exhibition is inspired by the collection of Wyeth art at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.
Contact: J. Joseph Blandy, RLA, ASLA
61 Stoney Bank Rd Glenn Mills PA 19342
610-459-5100
http://www.stoneybanknurseries.com

MAJOR EXHIBITOR PRESENTATIONS

America in Bloom
America In Bloom
Nothing is more welcoming at a town’s entrance than an attractive landscape that says, “You’ve arrived in a special place.” Flowers, shrubs, and bold foliage paired with significant artwork set expectations of a memorable visit and a great place to live. Participating towns of America in Bloom know that flowers aren’t just for backyards anymore. They are celebrating their communities in living color!
Contact: Laura Kunkle
2130 Stella Ct, Columbbus, OH   43215
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http://www.americainbloom.org

American Ivy Society
P.O. Box 461 Lionville, PA 19353
Contact: Russell A. Windle, 610-970-9175, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

American Rhododendron Society, Greater Philadelphia Chapter
A Rhododendron Confection
Take a generous quantity of rose reds and hot pinks, add a heaping portion of pristine whites, top with a giant dollop of peachy cream, and garnish with fringe of sedge green. Add water as needed. This three-tiered, circular cake stands at five feet.
Contact: Linda Fowler Hartnett
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James Basson of Scape Design
“Untitled” Inspired by Albert Diato
The garden is designed not just to represent a painting found in the private collection of Prince Albert of Monaco, but also the artist, Albert Diato. A large silver bowl shaped like his ceramic works, containing water to acknowledge the Mediterranean Sea and region’s extraordinary light. The orange arc is a cob wall in recognition of the artist’s time spent in Afghanistan, and the traditional building techniques he found there. The black circle is a burnt log seat, an invitation to sit, yet unwelcoming -- an individual space accessible only by an uninviting path, representing Diato, the solitary artist.
Contact: James Basson
Scape Design sarl, 27 Boulevard des Moulins, MC 98000, Monaco
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http://www.scapedesign.com

Camden Children's Garden
Fun with Art in a Children’s Community Garden
Children learn what plants need in a fun, interactive and edgy urban community garden. This exhibit is a community vegetable garden designed with children to include interactive and artistic features. The garden is a special place where city youth from the Morgan Village Creative Arts Academy and the Camden Boxing Academy learn how to grow plants, especially nutritious vegetables, while managing the natural elements of soil, water, and sun. Given the inclination of youth toward active play, the community gardeners have created numerous, colorful elements such as Tic Tac Toe stepping stones, a painted picket fence, a Peek A Boo photo op, whimsical recycled planters, and more.
Contact: Michael Devlin
3 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103
856-365-8733
http://www.camdenchildrensgarden.org

Delaware Valley College of Landscape Architecture and Environmantal Science
Breakout!
Nature Deficit Disorder is a widening gap or disconnect between people, particularly children, and the outdoors, which is resulting in a decrease in physical and emotional health and well-being. This exhibit is intended to bring awareness, hope, and strategies to the millions of children that suffer from this deficit. In a collaborative partnership, DelVal is engaging the 1,400 students and their teachers from the New Hope-Solebury School District to contribute a part of themselves to the exhibit. Children from kindergarten through 12th grade were asked to answer, through art, the question, “What is nature?” The intention is to encourage a strong connection between children and our natural world while educating exhibit visitors about Nature Deficit Disorder, its consequences, and possible remedies through the eyes of children.
Contact: Michael J. Fleischacker, MLA, ASLA, RLA, LEED AP
700 E. Butler Ave, Doylestown, PA 18901
215-489-2330
http://www.delval.edu

Delaware Valley Fern and Wildflower Society
Garden Inspirations
Because of their simple beauty and harmony of structure, ferns have the ability to evoke calm and a sense of well-being in those who admire them.  The intent of this exhibit is to illustrate how artists from different cultures and styles in art history could have interpreted fern and wildflower forms.  Release your creativity and consider how you might incorporate ferns into your own garden or home.
Contact: Tom Tomer
121 Garden Rd, Oreland, PA 19075
215-887-3683
http://www.dvfws.org/

EP Henry
The Art of Outdoor Living
Take a step outside from a gala fund raiser at the home of friends who are both philanthropists and lovers of art. Interior rooms – living, kitchen, dining – are recreated outdoors. Art hanging inside on their walls has reappeared in the design and color of the lush landscape that envelopes these rooms. Inspired by the art of Josef Albers (1888-1976) Homage to the Square series, High Tenor, the geometric design of the space incorporates layers of colors to engage the senses and extend the artistic experience to a new level. Time slows down in this outdoor retreat; breathe it in before others discover it.

PO Box 615, Woodbury, NJ, 08096
Contact: Marianne Anzaldo, 800-444-3679, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Exhibit Designer: Joe Palimeno of Ledden Palimeno, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), www.leddenpalimeno.com

Flowers by David
paired with Fresh Artists 
Out On a Limb
A child’s imagination, like a tree, grows from seeds planted many years ago. Once planted and nurtured, the seeds take root, growing into a strong trunk and thick branches. Branches of wonder, color, and surprise for the child to play under, splashing through pools of water, and climbing high among the leaves and flowers -- imagination is endless. Imagination is the fiber in the fabric of inspiration. Imagination, like a tree, grows upward into the sky reaching for the stars. This exhibition is inspired by the work of Fresh Artists, a non-profit organization created to help save art education in public schools.
Contact: David and Robin Heller
2048 E Old Lincoln Hwy, Langhorne, 19047
215-750-3400
http://www.flowersbydavid.com

Horticulture Academy at Abraham Lincoln High School
Frogs: Nature’s Messenger
Many of us can conjure up childhood memories of playing alongside a creek attempting to catch frogs. These croaking, hopping, insect-eating amphibians are masters of the art of camouflaging themselves with their environment. However, beyond this childhood fascination, scientists have discovered the importance of frogs as indicators of nature. Experience the scientists’ research hut in the rainforest to learn how important frogs are to the environment and how detrimental changes in land, air, and water threaten frog populations. Abraham Lincoln High School presents this exhibit in partnership with the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, N.J.
Contact: Karen Kardon Weber
3201 Ryan Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136
215-335-3213
www.lincolnhs.philasd.org

Hudson Valley Seed Library
Art of the Heirloom
Artists are cultural seed savers. The same way we save seeds on a farm, artists select which kernels of beauty, color, concept, and form to keep alive and pass on to future generations. To celebrate this creative intersection of art and agriculture, the Seed Library commissioned contemporary artists to interpret a distinctive selection of the heirloom and open-pollinated varieties in the seed catalog. Each work of art becomes a unique seed pack. The original artworks form a traveling exhibit called “Art of the Heirloom.”
Contact: Ken Greene
484 Mettacahonts Rd, Accord, NY 12404
845-235-7514
http://www.seedlibrary.org

Hunter Hayes Landscape Design
paired with the Penn Museum
A Modern Nod to the Past
The exhibit space depicts a contemporary back yard garden with Native American inspiration. This modern garden combines clean lines and minimalistic design with colors, textures, shapes, and patterns derived from various Native American cultures and regions, found in a special exhibition at the Penn Museum.  A multi-level garden, with simple, repetitive plantings and unique accents creates a relaxing and stimulating space.
Contact: Lauren Hilburn
102 Holland Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003
610-896-0309
http://www.hayeshorticulture.com

Ikebana International, Philadelphia Chapter #71
This educational exhibition begins a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Philadelphia Chapter of Ikebana International and illustrates the art of Japanese flower arranging in five Ikebana schools: Ikenobo, Ohara, Sogetsu, Kofu, and Ichiyo.
Contact: Lorraine Toji
550 Main St, Sewell, NJ 08080
856-757-9719
http://www.ikebana-philadelphia.org/

Irwin Landscaping, Inc.
paired with the Woodmere Art Museum
Geometry in Color
Note the exciting use of bold colors, strong lines, and angles, as they relate to Quita Brodhead’s From a Peach Orchard, on exhibit at the Woodmere Art Museum, in this garden setting. Combined with water features and lighting in the whimsical walking stick orchard, relaxation is provided in the sitting area with a splurge of vibrant floral display.
Contact: Pete Irwin
PO Box 186, Hockessin, DE 19707
302-239-9229
http://www.irwinlandscaping.com

J. Downend Landscaping
paired with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Avant-Garden
A stroll through “Avant-Garden” will transport you into Marsden Hartley’s painting, Flower Abstraction, hanging in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Experience bold, brightly colored forms as well as overlapping and appealing planes represented in this painting. Brilliant colors and jagged lines burst out of the garden, or is it the painting, spilling across the vibrant border? After experiencing the “Avant-Garden,” walk across Broad Street to PAFA and see the inspiration, Flower Abstraction. Garden imitates art, or does art imitate garden?
Contact: Tom Morris
411 Smiley St, Crum Lynne, PA 19022
610-833-1500

Jacques Amand International, Ltd.
Bulbs Mondrian
Influenced by the Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian, Jacques Amand International presents the landscape, Bulbs Mondrian, emphasizing the principles of abstraction and simplification. The sharply defined areas, created by horizontal and vertical lines of turf, give special prominence to each bed of color and bulb variety, establishing an overall balance and harmony of vision. An abstract steel sculpture by Lisa Fedon creates a visual focal point echoing Mondrian’s ideal of universal harmony.
Contact: Elaine Wiggers
The Nurseries, Clamp Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex, UK HA73JS
480-656-6151
http://www.jacquesamandintl.com

Mark Cook Landscape Contracting LLC
paired with the North Carolina Museum of Art
The Vessel
“The Vessel” is a modern garden where the natural and the created work together.  As a blank canvas, art uses this contemporary courtyard to display itself uniquely to each visitor.  Custom sculptures produce dimension by casting shadows and lines on patterned backgrounds.  Hidden artwork reflects in a still pool alongside large, shadow boxed trees and tall evergreens. The use of patios and large planters form concentrated areas for gathering, drawing visitors around this exhibit.  Visitors will be calmed, focused, and empowered as they explore this collective garden. The exhibition is inspired by the collection at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Contact: Mark Cook
P.O. Box 1112, Doylestown, PA 18901
215-345-9164
mclcdesign.com

Men's Garden Club of Philadelphia, Inc., The
partnered with The Wayne Art Center
Hither Cottage
Nantucket Island is the perfect place to inspire art. Iconic gray cottages, cobblestone streets, and bustling wharves transform before you with each ferry boat’s arrival. Beaming lighthouses and endless beaches surrounded by the sea transform as the fog rolls out and sun shines. The mild climate nurtures the plants, creating beautiful gardens which transform into bogs, moors, and dunes around the island. In a quaint studio an artist paints these transformations capturing the spirit of Nantucket! The Wayne Art Center is partnering with the Men’s Garden Club of Philadelphia to present this display.
Contact: Stanley M. P. Amey
353 Aubrey Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-658-2004
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Mercer County Community College
A Back Yard Battle
What arthropods are living in your backyard, and what are they doing when you aren’t watching?  Can you identify which ones are beneficial and which ones are harmful?  Become a spectator along with a hornet, a caterpillar, a grasshopper, and a brown marmorated stink bug as they watch the battle between a praying mantis and a spider.
Contact: Amy Ricco
1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor Township, NJ 08550
609-570-3372
http://www.mccc.edu/horticulture

Michael Bruce Florist
paired with Grounds for Sculpture
Dreamcatcher/Matrix
Walk underneath this cosmic dreamcatcher and search for the hidden message in Michael Bruce’s out-of-this-world design. Explore a futuristic reality that captures glimpses of the cosmos caught and woven on a rebar web creating the perfect atmosphere for floral sculpture. Based on an exhibit at the Grounds for Sculpture, this display uses a mixture of textures, shapes, and colors to look at things in a new way.
Contact: Michael Bruce
823 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
856-854-6322
http://www.michaelbruceflorist.com

MODA botanica
paired with Storm King Art Center
Storm King Maquettes
MODA botanica, in collaboration with Philadelphia-based artist, Joseph Leroux and Storm King Art Center, introduce “Storm King Maquettes.” This collection of large-scale architectural models present an imagined landscape populated with fantastical floral sculptures that interact within the topographical foundations on which they are placed. Inspired by the dynamic juxtaposition of man vs. nature and the expansive scale of the individual works of art, each object takes on a monolithic stature while interpreting divergent sculptural styles within a modern abstract framework.
Contact: Armas Koehler
4500 Worth St  # 002, Philadelphia, PA 19124
215-906-0275
http://www.modabotanica.com

Netherlands American Business Association (NABA)
P.O Box 515, Willow Grove, PA 19090
Contact: Thomas A. Snyder, 215-280-2969, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
This exhibit showcases and promotes interest in the horticultural products of the Netherlands and inspires travel to Holland in the springtime.

North American Rock Garden Society, Delaware Valley Chapter
A Gardener’s Palette: Rock Garden Plants from Around the Globe
The paint spots on the garden artist’s palette are represented by hypertufa troughs on pedestals. Each trough features small but prized plants from a single continent. These plants thrive in the good drainage and protective environment that troughs offer. An additional trough features saxifrages, beautiful but challenging plants that need special care and superb drainage. As in many rock gardens, the troughs are integrated into the landscape with gravel gardens.
Contact: Mary Ann Ulmann
1320 Ashbridge Rd., West Chester, PA 19380
http://www.dvcnargs.org/

Organic Mechanics Soil Company, LLC, The
Mogreena Artist Garden  A well-designed garden is a work of art. The Mogreena Artist Garden evolved from found objects cast away by society. Highlighted by the urban foraging garden that surrounds it, each piece is curated into its own work of art. The joy of foraging for found objects to repurpose into new life creates a collection of unique garden art. Like paint on a canvas, plants add life to this artistic expression of joy. Enjoy the color, texture, variety, pace and tempo of this garden.
Contact: Mark Highland
PO Box 272, Modena, PA 19358
610-380-4598
http://www.organicmechanicsoil.com/

Pennsylvania Bonsai Society
Art of Bonsai
Founded in 1963, the Pennsylvania Bonsai Society is one of the oldest groups in the United States. Society members demonstrate all levels of skills from beginner to bonsai “master.” Members have achieved state, national, and worldwide recognition for their skills and achievements. This year’s exhibit celebrates the art of the bonsai.
Contact: Randall Naftal
1140 Little Conestoga Rd, Glenmoore, PA 19343
610-651-2818
http://pabonsai.org/

Philadelphia Cactus & Succulent Society
Beauty Is In the Eye of the Cactus Beholder
Nobody hates African violets. But, as strange as it may seem, there are people with a less-than-favorable view of cacti and succulents. This exhibit gives the visitor a chance to closely examine a wide variety of unusual plants, so they may fully appreciate their unique beauty.
Contact: Paul G. Wesolowski
BMT Leasing, 2 S Bryn Mawr Ave  Ste 200, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
267-614-2989
http://www.philacactus.org

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Connections
This exhibit is an interpretation of the garden within the Connections sculpture at Baldwin Park in Center City Philadelphia
Contact: Charles Dougherty
One Parkway, 1515 Arch St., 10th Floor, Philadelphia., PA 19102
215-683-0220
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Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators
Dynamic Botanics – The Art of Botany
Botanical art is one of the oldest recognized arts throughout history. It was originally used by the Greeks and Romans to produce their medications. For this year’s show, the Botanical Illustrators have decided to forego some of the accepted restrictions, while still being 100 percent botanically accurate. This year’s exhibit gives a more modern feel to some of the work, while maintaining standards of accuracy. Artists will demonstrate their techniques throughout the show.
Contact: Judy Simon
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http://www.psbi-art.org/

Philadelphia Water Department
The Art of Stormwater Management in Philadelphia
The motivation behind stormwater management is to unite Philadelphia with its natural water environment, protect our waterways from pollution, prevent urban flooding, and establish a green guideline for generations to come. The Water Department’s “Green City, Clean Waters” program undertakes this responsibility by using green infrastructure systems that assist or resemble natural processes. Utilizing stormwater management, citizens will experience a sustainable, healthier, and more livable city.
Contact: Arthur M. Holst
1101 Market St, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2994
215-685-6143
http://www.phila.gov/water

PURE Design
paired with the Noguchi Museum
Isamu Noguchi Through the Eyes of Pure Design
This exhibit was inspired by Japanese-American designer Isamu Noguchi’s work, on exhibit at the Noguchi Museum, which juxtaposes tradition with the power of organic shapes. The vignettes draw the eye to a visionary landscape where a bed of green creates a modern pond, dashed with color. Above, two dynamic botanical sculptures add life and structure. Next, you are met with the comforts of traditional Japanese dining. A Noguchi-inspired table is adorned with flowers and set for a meal, inviting you to stay.
Contact: Michael Haschak
500 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
215-545-6666
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Rosade Bonsai Studio
Bonsai Living Art
As an artist, a painter might paint a masterpiece or a sculptor might fashion a beautiful statue. The Bonsai artist seeks to create with living plant materials a part of our naturalistic world in miniature, with the tree as a focal point. Its trunk, branches, and foliage expertly trained and pruned, Bonsai portrays a composition of simplicity and harmony.
Contact: Chase and Solita Rosade
6912 Ely Rd New Hope PA 18938-9675
215-862-5925
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http://www.rosadebonsai.com

Schaffer Designs
1021 N. Hancock Street, Unit 3, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Contact: Bill Schaffer, AIFD, AAF, PFCI, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Andy Sturgeon Landscape & Garden Design
A Speculation...
Debate will always continue over whether the English artist Ben Nicholson was a painter or sculptor as much of his three-dimensional work was executed with only subtle relief. This exhibit speculates what he would have produced had he explored garden design, and explodes and expands that subtle relief into a fully three-dimensional piece where sculpture becomes structure and even architecture to frame vignettes of the garden like paintings in a gallery
Contact: Andy Sturgeon
20 Clermont Rd Brighton BN1 6SG  England
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http://www.andysturgeon.com

Subaru of America
Reclaimed-Repurposed-Renewed: Survivors of the Storm in Artful Recreations (Ode to Mother Nature)
The carport is built from the wrath of Mother Nature. Creative utilization of the storm remains are used to build the carport, including sea glass, driftwood and reclaimed lumber – all discovered along the New Jersey shoreline, “nature’s art.” The roof of the carport serves as a planter and is used to collect rainwater that feeds into a collection barrel or underground containment system to irrigate the plants and replenish the fountains. A peek inside the carport reveals works of art from gifts of nature. The plantings are tough and able to withstand coastal weather and storms. A second exhibit, City Garden Art  – Urban Style, located n the concourse, creatively uses cycled and repurposed materials in an intimate city gardenscape.
Contact:
Marketing Department
Subaru Plaza 2235 Route 70 West Cherry Hill NJ 08002
856-488-8500
http://www.subaru.com/
Exhibit Designer: Ledden Palimeno, www.leddenpalimeno.com

Temple University, Ambler, School of Environmental Design
Tamanend’s Track – The Path to a Portrayal of the Past
Rogue roots split and cover a cracked concrete walk lying beneath vines that drip, droop, and drape over kinked cables that connect faraway and nearby, and lamps that pour light on walls pierced by pipes. Retreat! There, into the stone belly; held within the arms of trees; before the fire; beneath the stars. Look beyond the tangle and artificial depictions of nature. Retrace the trail that leads to the land of our forebears. Sear the soil to stimulate new shoots of native leaves. Mend the Earth to clear the running waters. Help life begin, again.
Contact: Rob Kuper, PLA, ASLA
580 Meetinghouse Rd, Ambler,  PA 19002-3999
267-468-8179
http://www.temple.edu/ambler/la-hort/

Tourism Ireland, staged by Hunter Hayes Landscape Design
Wild Atlantic Way
The “Wild Atlantic Way” is a driving route, which stretches over 2500km along Ireland’s western seaboard from Donegal to West Cork. The exhibit space is a small window into the wild, rugged and liberating landscape that can be seen along Ireland’s west coast, which is rich in Celtic history featuring many ancient stone relics along its scenic coastline. This garden features a replica of a stone dolmen, which is believed to be an ancient Celtic tomb and can be found along the west coast.  Celtic spirals set in stone can also be found amongst the rocky landscape. The Celtic triple spiral is believed by many to be an ancient symbol of pre-Celtic Celtic beliefs.
Contact: Lauren Hilburn
12 Meadow Way, Crawfordsburn, Bangor, Northern Ireland, BT19 1JJ
610-896-0309
http://www.hayeshorticulture.com

University of Delaware
Bring Back the Shad 
Art enables us to see differently, to better observe, understand, and notice interconnections. Once, thousands of American shad swam upstream to spawn making the waters appear to “boil black”. With the shad came great biodiversity and human community. Dams harnessed power, but blocked the shad migration. This exhibit showcases art inspiring social change - a contemporary, shad-friendly, retrofitted dam to bring back the shad. The exhibit includes the shadbush, Amelanchier canadensis, and other native plants that bloom during the shad run.
Contact: Jules Bruck
141 Townsend Hall Newark DE 19716
610-662-2986
http://www.udel.edu/

U.S. EPA Region III
L’Art du Jardin Natural (The Art of the Natural Garden)
The exhibit displays native plants, wetlands, and sustainable landscaping techniques in a passive setting.  Here in nature’s garden, the palette of colors, textures, and fragrances take the observer to a place of beauty and tranquility – a place apart from the hands of man.
Contact: Todd Lutte
3EA30 1650 Arch St Philadelphia PA 19103-2029
215-814-2099
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http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-3-mid-atlantic

Waldor Orchids
On Rooftops
You are invited to an exclusive affair high above the bustling city streets. The artist-in-residence has created a welcoming oasis where innovation abounds. This avid orchid grower loves to collect unforgettable pieces of art made from ordinary objects found in any gardener’s shed. There is a time to work and a time to play; most days are spent engaged in supporting the arts in the local community, but today we gather to enjoy this unique and beautiful space on the rooftop.
Contact: Walter Off
10 E. Poplar Ave., Linwood, NJ 08221-2526
609-927-4126
http://www.waldor.com

W. B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences
Off the Grid
Take a look at what can turn an urban residence into an artistic respite using recycled materials to support and frame this garden. The form and texture of plant material is highlighted as it pops up out of containers, planters, hangers, and walls made from familiar objects. Top off the scene with a green roof and solar panels to make this an environmentally sensitive and charming oasis in the neighborhood.
Contact: Lisa Blum
7100 Henry Ave Philadelphia PA 19128
215-487-4467
http://www.phila.k12.pa.us/schools/saul/

Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades, The
Liberation from Tradition
Inspired by Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx’s approach to landscape design, the exhibit appears to be in motion, flowing like a stream through drifts of mass plantings. From the height of five large pyramidal hornbeams rising out of the ground, with large swathes of colorful plants beneath, the exhibit accentuates flowing lines to create a sense of movement. Water cascades from a geometric sculpture onto carefully placed river stone to resemble a free-flowing stream, trickling through large masses of plants of contrasting colors and patterns.
Contact: Chuck Feld
106 S New Middletown Rd, Media, PA
610-566-1776 ext 240
http://www.williamson.edu
 

EVENTS
Cocktail Party & After Party Sip cocktails, catch up with friends, and dance among acres of aromatic flowers and amazing landscapes. Feb 28, 2014 7:00 PM
Black Tie Preview Party Join us for an unbelievable party! The 2014 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Preview Party is an exclusive, first look at the fanciful flowers, luscious landscapes, and dare-to-dream designs of "ARTiculture" before it opens to the public. Feb 28, 2014 7:00 PM
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