Background

2018 Water’s Edge:

Smallest pond to largest ocean, all water meets a defined edge.  It happens in a stunning array of transitions – gravel outcrops, lush plantings, cascading streams, crafted platforms.  Transition zones are diversity hotspots of two merged worlds, land and water, where flora and fauna thrive within the mingling landscape.  Gurgling water falling from the restless humming of land mix with the quiet pool.  Take time to stop.  Enjoy the ebb and flow, the pulse, of life sustained at water’s edge.

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Accolades

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

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

Best Achievement Award-Showcase-Exquisite Plant Combinations
2009

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

PA Horticultural Society Council Trophy
2017, 2015, 2013, 1993
Awarded for the most accomplished display of
forced plants.

PLNA Trophy
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
1989
Awarded for showing outstanding horticultural skill and knowledge.

Governor’s Trophy
1987
Awarded for integration of appropriate structural features and accessories into overall exhibits.

Buckley Award
1986
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
1996
Awarded for the most unusual design concept.

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

Kate and Robert Bartlett, Jr Award
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
2014, 2013, 2011, 2007
Awarded for Excellence in Conservation

Men’s Garden Club of
Delaware Valley Trophy

2015, 2011

Special Achievement Award
2013
Best Achievement in capturing the heritage of British Landscape


The 2018 PHS PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW,
"Wonders of Water", WILL CELEBRATE THE beauty AND LIFE-SUSTAINING INTERPLAY OF horticulture and water.