American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD)
Winner of the 2023 PHS Bronze Medal. Established in 1965, the American Institute of Floral Designers is the floral industry's leading non-profit organization dedicated to establishing, maintaining, and recognizing the highest standard of professional floral design. AIFD and its worldwide accredited members are in the forefront of the industry in presenting educational design programs and in designing flowers for such renowned events as the Tournament of Roses Parade, Academy Awards, and Presidential inaugurations. They are an extraordinary group of talented artists.
Apiary Studio is a landscape architecture, design/build, and experimental horticulture firm. They work to achieve thoughtful design solutions that maximize opportunities and mitigate challenges in an increasingly post-wilderness, post-humanist world. By way of citizen research, in-house trialling, and playful curiosity, they have come to specialize in unorthodox building materials and conventions, adaptive reuse of urban decay, and unusual hardy plants to create gardens and outdoor spaces that are dynamic, responsive, and break from the mold. Collaboration with socially and environmentally minded colleagues, clients, and constituents is the underpinning of their practice, from private to public sites, wherein it's their belief that we are all ultimately stakeholders in landscape.
Arrange, Floral and Event Design
Winner of the 2023 Emile H. Geschick Memorial Award and PHS Bronze Medal. Eric Schellack, the free-spirited creative force behind Arrange Design, has been creating innovative designs throughout the Philadelphia region for over 20 years. As a designer, Eric has had the privilege to share his floral designs as far as Mexico, Singapore, and Hawaii. Eric has been proud to participate in the Philadelphia Flower Show with Arrange Design for the past 6 years. Arrange is a full-service design company that focuses strictly on event design and looks to create sculptural, creative, and original ways to bring your special moments to life. Arrange Design is located in Haddonfield, New Jersey.
The Begonia Society is dedicated to bringing together lovers of Begonias and spreading education on how to properly care for them in your own home.
Belgard, part of Oldcastle APG, offers a complete collection of paver and wall products for outdoor living spaces, walkways, driveways, parking areas and retaining walls. Available in a range of styles, premium Belgard products have been found in America's finest homes and award-winning commercial and retail properties since 1995.
Black Girl Florists
The goal of Black Girl Florists is to promote and support Black women florists, their creativity, and contributions to the industry, while acting as a space for support, connection, and educational resources. Black Girl Florists does this with their 3 pillars: community, collaboration, and championship. They value fostering connections and creating a space for networking. This includes providing information about freelance opportunities and hosting local events. Their organization is committed to bridging the gap to financially, mentally, and physically support one another. Black Girls Florists believe that the accomplishments of our members is good news and should be celebrated out loud. From being published to acknowledgment in their own cities/communities -- Black Girl Florists are here to share!
David Rubin's Tool Collection
David A. Rubin is the founding principal of DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, a landscape architecture, urban design, and planning studio committed to practicing with an emphasis on socially-purposeful design strategies. Educated at Connecticut College and Harvard University, he has taught and lectured at a number of institutions, including Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and Southern California Institute of Architecture. David is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. David was recently appointed by the State Department to The Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO) Industry Advisory Group to advise the U.S. government on best practices in landscape architecture. His designs include Cummins Global and Distribution Headquarters, Eskenazi Health Hospital's "The Commonground," and the Indianapolis Museum of Art Master Plan, as well as Pennovation Works innovation campus, Lenfest Plaza at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, both in Philadelphia, and Franklin Park and Canal Park, both in Washington, D.C. David's collection of antique garden implements is on permanent, rotating display at GALLERY Land Collective, a conduit for the representation of thoughtful explorations focused on landscape. The gallery presents the work of landscape architects and designers, ecologists, sociologists, anthropologists, artists, and others whose work informs the breadth of the discipline. It is a collective consciousness that raises landscape to the highest ideals.