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)
WINNER of The PHS Bronze Medal (Floral) for major exhibits receiving 65-79 points. 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.
WINNER of The 2022 American Horticultural Society Environmental Award. WINNER of the 2022 Special Achievement Award--Garden Club Fed of PA for Conservation: 1,000 sq ft & over. WINNER of The 2022 PHS Gardening for the Greater Good Award for Landscape exhibits. WINNER of The 2022 PHS Bronze Medal (Landscape) for major exhibits receiving 65-79 points. 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.
WINNER of the 2022 Special Achievement Award--Garden Club Fed of PA for Conservation: under 1,000 sq ft. WINNER of The 2022 PHS Silver Medal (Landscape) for major exhibits receiving 80-89 points. 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
WINNER of The 2022 PHS Council Trophy--most accomplished display of unique and diverse plants (Floral). WINNER of the 2022 PHS Gold Medal (Floral) for major exhibits receiving 90-100 points. 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
WINNER of The 2022 PHS Gold Medal (Landscape) for major exhibits receiving 90-100 points. WINNER of The 2022 Bulkley Medal of The Garden Club of America. WINNER of The 2022 Philadelphia Trophy--best use of color with flowering plants (Landscape). WINNER of the 2022 Special Achievement Award--Garden Club Fed of PA for Education: under 1,000 sq ft. 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. 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.
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.
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.