2019 Unplug & Play!

Use your outside voice!  Climb higher!  Explore farther!  Build better!  Outdoor play is influential during childhood development; creating neurological connections in the brain, enhancing social skills, and strengthening the physical body.  Connecting with nature establishes an understanding of how critically dependent we are on plants for food, water, air, and shelter.  Unprogrammed play in nature has the power to enhance creativity, provide learning opportunities, and increase confidence.  Unplug from the world wide web and connect with the great wide world!



Best in Show
2018, 2016, 2014, 2004, 2003, 2001, 1998, 1996
Awarded to the show’s best exhibit.

International Gold Medal
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

The Mayor’s Trophy
2011, 2010, 2009
Awarded for appropriate used of a wide selection
of plants and/or cut flowers in a Showcase
Garden exhibit.

The Gold Medal Award
2018, 2014, 2009
Awarded for the best use of Gold Medal plants
in a landscape.

Best Achievement Award-Showcase-Exquisite Plant Combinations

Silver Trophy
2008, 2005, 1995, 1994, 1991
Awarded to the show’s most distinctive exhibit.

PHS Council Trophy
2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 1993
Awarded for the most accomplished display of
forced plants.

PLNA Trophy
2019, 2016
Showing the most effective use of plants and best use of design in the Landscape category.

Albert M. Campbell Memorial Trophy
1997, 1992
Awarded for the most successful use of a variety of plants in a unique fashion.

Chicago Horticultural Society Gold Medal
Awarded for showing outstanding horticultural skill and knowledge.

Governor’s Trophy
Awarded for integration of appropriate structural features and accessories into overall exhibits.

Buckley Award
Awarded to a special exhibit in the fields of horticulture, botany, or conservation. The exhibit must be one of exceptional educational merit that increases the knowledge and awareness of the viewing public.

The Philadelphia Trophy
Awarded for the most unusual design concept.

Central Feature
2006, 1999, 1995
Awarded to the showcase exhibit.

Kate and Robert Bartlett, Jr Award
2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2008, 2007, 2005
Awarded for the Best Use Of Trees in a landscape.

Special Achievement Award from the Garden Federation of PA
2019, 2018, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2007
Awarded for Excellence in Conservation

Men’s Garden Club of
Delaware Valley Trophy

2015, 2011

Special Achievement Award
Best Achievement in capturing the heritage of British Landscape

"Flower Power", WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO THE enormous impact OF FLOWERS ON our lives.