Fairmount Park Conservancy
Fairmount Park Conservancy brings parks to life. We work with the City of Philadelphia and its communities to steward our parks and nurture our shared environment, cultural resources and public health. In partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy led the Park Planning process for FDR Park between 2018 and 2019. During the planning process, the project team spoke to nearly 3,000 community members and stakeholders with 1200+ survey respondents, translations in 7 different languages, 5 paid Park Ambassadors, 30+ stakeholder interviews, 3 community meetings and 7 community design workshops. The FDR Park Plan offers the opportunity to reimagine a historic Olmsted Park to serve 21st century Philadelphians and generations to come. To achieve this vision, the Park Plan brings nature, water, and human activity into balance.
Irwin Landscaping Inc.
WINNER of The 2022 PHS Gold Medal (Landscape) for major exhibits receiving 90-100 points. WINNER of The 2022 Kate and Robert Bartlett, Jr. Award for the best use of trees. WINNER of the 2022 Special Achievement Award--Garden Club Fed of PA for Horticulture: 1,000 sq ft & over. WINNER of The 2022 Herb Society of America Award. Irwin Landscaping Inc. is a full-service design/build/install firm. From professional design through quality planting and construction, Irwin Landscaping Inc. provides a unique combination of services to meet all your landscape and hardscape needs.
Mark Cook Landscape & Contracting LLC
WINNER of the 2022 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup -- Best in Show, Landscape. WINNER of The PHS Gold Medal Award for the best use of PHS Gold Medal plants. WINNER of The PHS Gold Medal (Landscape) for major exhibits receiving 90-100 points. Mark Cook, the owner of Mark Cook Landscape & Contracting for 21 years, is a landscape designer and artist with a degree from Delaware Valley University in Ornamental Horticulture. His innovative designs involving a varied palette in horticulture combined with artistic architecture, have won him various awards in each Philadelphia Flower Show over the last 12 years. The awards include Best in Show in 2020 and 2017, and the Silver Trophy in 2014, 2018, 2019, and 2021. Mark also received a Gold medal award at the Singapore Garden Festival in 2018. Located in Doylestown, PA, Mark Cook Landscape & Contracting can be reached through their website: mclcdesign.com.
WINNER of The 2022 PHS Bronze Medal (Landscape) for major exhibits receiving 65-79 points. Born in Kenya, Wambui was influenced by her mother's garden in Nairobi, her grandmother's farm in the countryside, and the natural landscapes of East Africa. A graduate of the New York Botanical Garden's School of Horticulture, Veranda Magazine named her one of "Eleven Revolutionary Female Landscape Designers and Architects You Should Know" in 2021. Wambui designs for humans and animals and believes gardens should be healing spaces for all living creatures. She lives in New York City, where she concentrates on urban gardens, public spaces, and large estates.