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.
DAVID RUBIN Land Collective
DAVID RUBIN Land Collective is a landscape architecture, urban design, and planning studio committed to practicing with an emphasis on socially-purposeful design strategies. The studio is dedicated to crafting landscapes that create positive change through cross-disciplinary collaborations and the synthesis of art, technology, and the social sciences to create human-centered works. It is an appreciation for empathy that drives the studio's design process. Their practice emphasizes holistically-sustainable design principles, with social sustainability leading the design effort. Life is what happens between buildings. Since a successful space is one that's well attended, the success of their design depends on how people engage each other in it, no matter what the scale.
Winner of The 2023 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup, The Governor's Trophy, and the PHS Gold Medal. ILLExotics is a boutique shop located in Philadelphia on East Passyunk Avenue that provides an immersive experience to our customers the moment they walk through the door. They specialize in uncommon tropical plants from aroids to orchids, and captive bred fauna ranging from chameleons to poison dart frogs and invertebrates. Their business philosophy is centered around ethics, environmentalism, and education -- where they strive to help people reconnect with nature by bringing life into their home in the form of houseplants and terrariums, or one step further to a vivarium complete with a reptile or amphibian. The owners are a married couple and both created the brand and built out the store on their own. Franco went to school for botany and herpetology, always working with cut flowers on the side for fun. When Chris met Franco, he knew Franco was special and fueled the fire to change how reptiles and plants were done in a retail setting. With Chris's design, and their shared passion for nature -- they brought ILLExotics to life.
Winner of the 2023 Philadelphia Trophy, the PHS Council Trophy, and PHS Gold Medal.. Newfields offers dynamic experiences with art and nature for guests of all ages. The 152-acre cultural campus features art galleries, lush gardens, a historic home, performance spaces, a nature preserve, and a sculpture park. From inspiring exhibitions in the IMA Galleries to concerts in The Toby, to a stroll through The Garden with a glass of something cold, guests are invited to interact with art and nature in exciting new ways. Newfields is home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among the ten largest and ten oldest general art museums in the nation; the Lilly House, a National Historic Landmark; The Garden, featuring 40 acres of contemporary and historic gardens, a working greenhouse and an orchard; and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, one of the largest art and nature parks in the country.
Pennsylvania Bonsai Society
Pennsylvania Bonsai Society is one of America's oldest bonsai clubs. Founded in 1963, they are a non-profit, independent, regional organization with active members from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Their goal remains the same as it did since the beginning -- to promote the enjoyment of and participation in all things bonsai.
Philadelphia Cactus and Succulent Society
The Philadelphia Cactus & Succulent Society was founded in 1942 to help Delaware Valley cactus and succulent hobbyists learn more about these unusual plants in order to grow them better. For 75 years their primary interaction was a monthly in-person meeting, but in the past few years, they have expanded their outreach via Facebook, Instagram, and Zoom meetings, in addition to the monthly meetings taking place from September through June. Their first exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show was in 1956, when only one plant society was invited each year. They were invited to return a few more times, and became a permanent fixture at the Flower Show in 1966.
Subaru (Ledden Palimeno)
Joe Palimeno is the Owner and Principal Designer for Ledden Palimeno Design, an international, award-winning Design-Build firm specializing in fine outdoor living. Joe's passion and design philosophy is to create incredibly unique and functional outdoor spaces that capture the desires and tastes of the client and blend them seamlessly into the surrounding environment and architecture. Joe is a four-time Best in Show and Gold Award winner at the Philadelphia Flower Show and, for his first appearance at the Singapore Garden Festival in 2012, Joe received Best in Show and Gold. This year they are honored once again for the opportunity to work with Subaru on their 2023 Show garden.
Winner of the 2023 American Orchid Society Award. Waldor Orchids has been a family-owned and operated business since 1925. They grow and sell a wide variety of orchids at their 15,000-sq. ft. nursery in Linwood, NJ.