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The Flower Show

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Announces Award Winners for 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show “In Full Bloom”

June 14, 2022

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‘Best in Show’ Award, The Governor’s Trophy, and The Philadelphia Trophy are Among Over 30 Prestigious Awards Presented for Horticultural Excellence  

June 14, 2022 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society shares the list of award winners at the 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show, “In Full Bloom.” Categories this year included the coveted ‘Best in Show’ award, The Governor’s Trophy, and The Philadelphia Trophy, among over 30 others presented for horticultural excellence and mastery of this year’s theme. 

This year’s Flower Show featured a roster of 40 of the world’s best landscape architects and garden designers and placed special emphasis on diversity. Exhibitors varied in their interpretations of the theme, professional experience and background, gender, personal identities, and more. 

The sought-after “PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup - Best in Show” award was presented to Mark Cook Landscape & Contracting LLC for its excellent representation of theme and garden design. Mark Cook, the owner of Mark Cook Landscape & Contracting, is known for his innovative designs which have won him various awards in each Philadelphia Flower Show over the last 11 years, including Best in Show in 2020 and 2017, and the Silver Trophy in 2014, 2018 and 2019.  

The Silver Trophy was awarded to Susan Cohan Gardens, who created a peaceful and beautiful space meant to encourage visitors to reflect and dream, inspired by Virginia Woolf’s essay, “A Room of One’s Own.”  

The Governor’s Trophy was awarded to Refugia Design, who designed its exhibit to be alive with sights, sounds, and smells and featured native plants, sustainable materials, and innovative soundscapes.  

The Philadelphia Trophy was awarded to Auburn University Landscape Architecture Program with “Conquer the Soil,” whose striking exhibit made use of color, depth, and perspective.  

The 2022 Flower Show is the second time the Show has been held outdoors in its almost 200-year history. Held at South Philadelphia’s FDR Park, “In Full Bloom” connotes good health, positive well-being, and a passion for life, and encourages all to recognize the restorative power of nature and plants, as well as the importance of mental and emotional health that contribute to a person being “In Full Bloom.”  

The 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show is running from June 11-19. To explore these stunning, award-winning exhibits in person, and experience all there is to see and do at the Flower Show, purchase your tickets today at the link below.

For a full list of Flower Show award winners, please see the listing below.

2022 Flower Show Award Winners

Award Title Winner Name

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup - Best in Show (Landscape)  

Mark Cook Landscape & Contracting LLC 

The Philadelphia Flower Show Silver Trophy (Landscape) 

Susan Cohan Gardens 

The Mayor's Trophy -  Innovative and unique design (Floral)  

Schaffer Designs

The Governor's Trophy -  Innovative/visually stimulating/unique design (Landscape)  

Refugia Design  

The Philadelphia Trophy -  Best use of color with flowering plants (Landscape)  

Auburn University Landscape Architecture Program with Conquer the Soil 

The PHS Council Trophy -  Most accomplished display of unique and diverse plants (Floral)

Arrange, Floral and Event Design 

Chicago Horticultural Society Flower Show Medal - To an Educational exhibit showing outstanding horticultural skill and knowledge in a nationally recognized flower show  

Mercer County Community College Horticulture Program 

Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Assoc Trophy (Educational)  

CBEST: Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stewardship, Villanova University 

Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Assoc Trophy (Landscape)  

Susan Cohan Gardens 

Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gold Medal (Educational) 

CBEST: Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stewardship, Villanova University 

The American Horticultural Society Environmental Award  

Ann-Marie Powell Gardens 

The Bulkley Medal of The Garden Club of America  

Auburn University Landscape Architecture Program with Conquer the Soil 

Special Achievement Award - Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania  (Conservation: 1,000 sq ft & over)  

Ann-Marie Powell Gardens 

Special Achievement Award - Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania  (Conservation: under 1,000 sq ft)

Apiary Studio 

Special Achievement Award - Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania  (Creativity: 1,000 sq ft & over) 

Refugia Design  

Special Achievement Award - Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania  (Creativity: under 1,000 sq ft)  

Schaffer Designs 

Special Achievement Award - Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania  (Education: 1,000 sq ft & over)  

Martha Schwartz Partners 

Special Achievement Award - Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania  (Education: under 1,000 sq ft)  

Auburn University Landscape Architecture Program with Conquer the Soil 

Special Achievement Award - Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania  (Horticulture: 1,000 sq ft & over)  

Irwin Landscaping 

Special Achievement Award - Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania  (Horticulture: under 1,000 sq ft)  

Laurel-Brook Gardens 

Society of American Florists Flower Show Award - For artistic presentation of flowers and plants for public enjoyment in the Floral category  

Jennifer Designs 

The Phyllis M. Craig Award -  Best use of color, Floral 

Schaffer Designs 

The Herb Society of America Award  

  • Irwin Landscaping, Lakeside School Greenhouse
  • Mercer County Community College Horticulture Program 
  • Southeast Delco School District Gifted Program 

The PHS Gold Medal Award - Best use of PHS Gold Medal Plants 

Mark Cook Landscape & Contracting LLC 

PHS Sustainability Award -  For the Educational major exhibit demonstrating the best use of sustainable gardening practices to the public. 

Delaware Valley University, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science 

The Kate and Robert Bartlett, Jr. Award - Best Use of Trees (Landscape)  

Irwin Landscaping 

PHS Gardening for the Greater Good (Educational)  

CBEST: Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stewardship, Villanova University 

PHS Gardening for the Greater Good (Floral)  

Schaffer Designs 

PHS Gardening for the Greater Good (Landscape)  

Ann-Marie Powell Gardens 

The Garden Club of America Certificate of Excellence in Photography  

Janet Geissler 

PHS Gold Medal  (Floral) 

  • Jennifer Designs
  •  Polycarp Flowers 
  • Schaffer Designs
  •  Arrange, Floral and Event Design 

PHS Gold Medal  (Landscape) 

  • Auburn University Landscape Architecture Program with Conquer the Soil 
  • Irwin Landscaping 
  • Mark Cook Landscape & Contracting LLC 
  • Susan Cohan Gardens 
  • Refugia Design

PHS Silver Medal  (Educational)

  • CBEST: Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stewardship
  •  Villanova University Delaware Valley University
  • Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science
  •  Lakeside School Greenhouse 
  • Mercer County Community College Horticulture Program 
  • W. B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences 

PHS Silver Medal  (Floral) 

  • From Blossoms 

  • Renee Tucci Creative LLC 

PHS Silver Medal  (Landscape) 

  • Apiary Studio 

  • DAVID RUBIN Land Collective 

  • Petit Jardin en Ville 

PHS Bronze Medal  (Educational) 

University of Delaware 

PHS Bronze Medal  (Floral) 

  • American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) 

  • Fête Urbane 

  • Nature's Gallery Florist, Inc. 

PHS Bronze Medal  (Landscape) 

  • Ann-Marie Powell Gardens 

  • Laurel-Brook Gardens 

  • Martha Schwartz Partners 

  • The Men's Garden Club of Philadelphia, Inc. 

  • Wambui Ippolito