Drew became the 36th President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 2010. Under his leadership, PHS has initiated the Plant One Million campaign to restore the region’s tree canopy; expanded the City Harvest program, which provides fresh produce to more than 1,000 families in need each week during the growing season; initiated the PHS Pop Up Garden projects; and introduced exciting new features at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show.
As a member of the senior management team, Kate leads revenue and marketing strategies to support the expansion of opportunities in the organization’s four business lines. Since joining PHS in 2010, she has developed new PHS-corporate partnerships, including Flower Show sponsors Bank of America and Organic Gardening magazine; initiated the Plant One Million partnership with the Philadelphia Phillies and ARAMARK; and forged business support for the Pop Up Garden program.
Nancy joined PHS in October 2012 after serving for 12 years as Vice President of Planning for the Center City District. She was responsible for managing the CCD’s strategic planning initiatives and special projects, including the current transformation of Dilworth Plaza at City Hall and the renovation of Sister Cities Park at Logan Square.
Sam directs the planning and creation of the major events produced by PHS, including the Fall Garden Festival and the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, the largest indoor horticultural event in the world and the oldest in the United States. He made his debut as Flower Show designer in 2005. Sam has also traveled the world as a judge for the renowned flower shows in Singapore, Japan and South Korea, and has judged the floats at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. He is an active member of the International Festivals and Events Association and served on its World Board of Directors from 2002 to 2008.
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Lisa joined PHS in 1999 and serves as Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for overall organizational plans. She oversees the implementation of governance framework adopted by Council and serves as staff liaison for the Finance, Investment, Audit, and Pension Committees.
Barrett guides daily operations for a variety of PHS programs, from developing a new master plan for PHS Meadowbrook Farm, to maintenance of 80 acres of public landscapes, to supervision of the vacant land program, to set-up of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. He manages all of the plant procurement for Plant One Million, the land management and design projects, and the vehicle fleet.
PHS Fall Garden FestivalThe annual PHS Fall Garden Festival takes place each September and offers music, food, plants, shopping, workshops, gardening tips, and children’s activities at the beautiful Philadelphia Navy Yard.Sep 21, 2013 10:00 AM
PHS Tree Tenders Training - PhiladelphiaHelp plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your own back yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! This program offers hands-on tree care education in the five-county Philadelphia region.May 8, 2013 5:45 PM