PLNA has been implementing many changes over the past year and
one of them was re-evaluating the criteria for the PLNA Awards at the
Philadelphia Flower Show. Beginning in 2016, the PLNA trophies were awarded
in the Landscape display category and Educational display category for most
effective use of plants and best design. The show theme this year celebrated
the centennial anniversary of the national park service as "Explore
The landscape category trophy was awarded to Stoney Bank
Nurseries located in Glen Mills for their representation of Yellowstone
National Park. This was Stoney Bank’s 37th year exhibiting at the
Flower Show. The award winning design was driven by the remarkable natural
features and resilience of Yellowstone National Park. After the devastating
fires of Yellowstone, trees, understory natives and dormant seeds burst into
natural renewing cycles. In addition to the PLNA trophy, Stoney Bank was also
awarded Best in Show and a Gold Medal Award. For more photos of Stoney Bank’s
exhibit click here.
Temple University Ambler students’ hard work paid off in their
display "After the Blast: Recollecting Roots and Resources at Hopewell Furnace”.
Including the PLNA trophy, they received a nearly unprecedented seven top
honors at this year’s flower show. These students are the future of our
industry and take their education and dedication to horticulture seriously. For
more information about Temple’s exhibit click here.