AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with membership for people age 50 and over dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy, and service. AARP also provides a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members.
America's Garden Capital Selfie Spot
With 38 public gardens all located within 30 miles, did you know that the Greater Philadelphia region has more gardens in close proximity than anywhere else on the continent (which gives our region the distinction of being called "America's Garden Capital")? America’s Garden Capital—a group of 38 public garden spaces within 30 miles of Philadelphia—will participate in the 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show with an exciting presence within the Show June 11-15. America’s Garden Capital will host an exhibit booth for all Show visitors, offering free garden passports where garden visitors can track their progress as they visit each garden and receive a unique stamp or code. Guests can also get a limited-edition 2022 Flower Show stamp to add to their Passport. Guests will also be able to take selfies with our large 8-foot garden map that showcases all 38 gardens, and can enter to win tickets and prizes from the gardens in America’s Garden Capital. A number of garden experts will be on hand during the Flower Show to discuss their specific garden’s activities, seasonal plantings, special events, and all things gardening and horticulture with flower fans of all ages.
American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD)
Established in 1965, the American Institute of Floral Designers is, today, 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.
Ann-Marie Powell's multi-award-winning garden design practice has seen outdoor spaces as places with exciting possibilities for over twenty years. Based in the U.K., their studio can't get enough of plants, bold colors and textural contrasts to create garden habitats that invite an evolving ecology instead of the traditionally decorated garden. Sustainability is a fundamental value of their approach; they strive to design naturally energetic and bold landscapes to create havens for an abundance of insects, animals and their clients to live in harmony, up close and personal with the natural world.
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 dogged research, in-house trialing, and insatiable curiosity, Apiary Studio has come to specialize in unconventional 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
Eric Schellack, the free-spirited creative force behind Arrange Design has been creating innovative designs throughout the Philadelphia Region for over 20 years. Eric, as a designer, has had the privilege to share his floral designs as far as Mexico, Singapore and Hawaii. Eric has been proud to participate in Philadelphia Flower Show with Arrange Design for the past 5 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, please visit www.arrangedesign.com for more details and information.
Auburn University Landscape Architecture Program with Conquer the Soil
Auburn University's Graduate Landscape Architecture Program has joined forces with Conquer The Soil to create this exhibit. The MLA program at Auburn prepares students for careers as landscape architects who will imagine, design, and build the 21st century's landscapes. Landscape architecture both offers the tools to engage many of the most pressing issues the world faces today and works with a medium -- the landscape -- that is richly expressive and engaging. In the studio-focused curriculum, students explore contemporary issues, directly engage landscapes and communities outside the walls of the university, and learn with a faculty of leading landscape practitioners and researchers. Conquer the Soil is led by Abra Lee, a horticulturist extraordinaire that humbly describes herself as half country bumpkin, half bougie, occasionally extra, and inherently Southern. In the Spring of 2022, Abra taught an advanced seminar in the MLA program that unpacked the rich stories, histories, and legacies of prominent black gardeners, horticulturalists, and landscape architects. All too often overlooked (even suppressed) and rarely documented in the Euro-centric narratives that dominate the discipline of landscape architecture, this course profiled hidden figures of the field. Among them were: Wormley Hughes, an enslaved African-American who was head gardener at Monticello and dug Jefferson's grave; Annie Vann Reid, an ex-teacher turned entrepreneur in South Carolina who owned a five-acre greenhouse and nursery in the 1940s that sold millions of plants and seeds; David Augustus Williston, a graduate of Cornell University and the first African-American landscape architect, a student of Liberty Hyde Bailey, and the designer of the Tuskegee University campus; and finally Effie Lee Newsome, a nature poet and Harlem Renaissance writer that ultimately became the inspiration of this exhibit.
Bartlett Tree Experts
Bartlett Tree Experts was founded by Francis A. Bartlett in 1907 and is the world's leading scientific tree and shrub care company. From its over 100 offices worldwide, Bartlett helps both residential and commercial customers maintain beautiful, healthy trees. Bartlett is dedicated to developing environmentally sound products and promoting their use on our clients' properties. With the Bartlett Legacy Tree Program, Bartlett provides tree seedlings to help with reforestation efforts, and teaches people how to care for trees.
Belgard (Ledden Palimeno)
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. For more information, visit Belgard.com or call 1-877-Belgard (235-4273). Oldcastle APG is part of CRH's Building Products division. CRH is the leading building materials business in the world, employing c.90,000 people at c.3,700 operating locations in 32 countries. It is the largest building materials business in North America, the largest heavyside materials business in Europe and has a number of strategic positions in the emerging economic regions of Asia and South America. CRH manufactures and supplies a range of integrated building materials, products and innovative solutions which can be found throughout the built environment, from major public infrastructure projects to commercial buildings and residential structures. A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 index, the EURO STOXX 50 index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. CRH's American Depositary Shares are listed on the NYSE.
Bok Collective Presented by Scout
Scout is an urban design and development practice who led the redevelopment of the historic Bok Building into a home for over 250 artists, small-batch manufacturers, businesses and nonprofits. Scout is interested in projects that are thoughtful, community-driven and unexpected in our role as developers, designers, advisors and collaborators.