Philadelphia, PA - The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show, "Habitat: Nature's Masterpiece." has announced its list of exhibitors for this year's show at FDR Park in South Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Announces Details for 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show
For the first time in the show history, the show will be an outdoor event and this year's designers will take advantage and inspiration from the show's alfresco location in South Philadelphia's FDR Park – a registered historical district – filled with beautiful vistas surrounding a serene lake.
Featuring Floral 75+ Floral and Garden Installations Spanning 15 Acres.
The outdoor show will feature the most designers, gardens, and floral displays in the show's 193-year history, featuring over 75 unique installations on display, spanning the show's new 15-acre outdoor venue.
The show will feature 34 major exhibitors, featuring approximately 1000 square feet of displays, with half consisting of large-scale, ornate presentations.
This year will also welcome eight brand-new major exhibitors, representing a variety of styles and artistic viewpoints.
From sculptural, majestic, floral design to the usage of low maintenance native plants in innovative configurations and layouts, each garden design reflects a unique aesthetic that will delight guests.
This Years Key Exhibitor's for the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show
An established East African horticulturist and landscape designer whose style is influenced by her upbringing in the Great Rift Valley in Africa and lifelong travels. Ippolito's show garden, Etherea is inspired by memories of her childhood years in East Africa. It is a contemporary re-interpretation of the moorlands where humanity's earliest ancestors lived and evokes light, air, and peace in nature. Ippolito is the founder of the BIPOC Hort Group and an advocate for recognizing the First Nations, African American, and immigrant communities' contributions to horticulture.
A landscape designer, horticultural consultant, and photographer with a diverse portfolio of projects across the country with extensive experience designing creating, and maintaining dynamic urban landscapes in New York City, such as the High Line Park. His installation will communicate that the constructed aspects of a city do not rob it of its potential to be a landscape that is both dynamic and transformative. Utilizing spontaneous vegetation that rises through voids within the urban hardscape, this garden emphasizes the role plants can play beyond ornamentation — whether by providing habitat for pollinators and other wildlife or offering a host of other ecological benefits ranging from improving air quality to filtering stormwater runoff.
An NYC-based landscape/urban-design studio that produces green infrastructures that invite community interaction with space. Balmori Associates' garden design visually references the "edge effect" -- an ecological concept that identifies more extraordinary biodiversity at the boundary between two or more different habitats. Thickening and curving of typically straight human-made borders will create more interaction between living things, boosting biodiversity. They will allow for new relationships between humans and nature.
An international award-winning garden designer known for bold, naturalistic landscapes. This exhibit explores how we can intervene in nature to build harmonious, beautifully designed places integrated seamlessly within a landscape. Set inside an idealized woodland, a neatly decorated table, water feature, and bench beckon guests to come together among flora and fauna of their own habitat to relish the beauty of nature and their place within it. The dynamic swaths of color and textures are woven throughout evoke a sense of wildness while maintaining legible design and serenity.
Founded by internationally renowned research scholar Iftikhar Ahmed, Treeline Designz helps bring natural living into the urban environment. Treeline Designz garden, "Dancing with Nature" green spatial and organic structure will be anchored by a bamboo forest that rises through natural vegetation surrounding reflection ponds. The muted colors in the outer landscape will lead into the inner peace garden, a relaxed setting for meditation and socializing, and a sanctuary for insects and birds.
PHS's Gardeners Green
Will take visitors on a journey through multiple garden "habitats" from a formal kitchen garden with parterre-style beds, to espalier fruit-tree tunnels, from an edible landscape to a greenhouse overflowing with seedlings. Each day, gardening experts will be on hand to provide visitors with a personalized experience, sharing ideas, solutions, and inspiration specific to each gardener's unique tastes, growing conditions, and amount of gardening space. Guests can gain new ideas and approaches and get answers to their most challenging gardening topics.
The above listing is merely a sampling of the many varied experiences and artistic visions that guests can experience at the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show. Exhibitors continue to be added, with more information available online at Where Philly.