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PLNA Trophies at 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

Tuesday, May 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cathy Corrigan
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Each year PLNA awards trophies at the Philadelphia Flower Show. This year trophies were awarded in the Landscape display category and Educational display category for the most effective use of plants and best design. The 2017 Show theme was “Holland: Flowering the World”. Thanks to our judges this year: Torrey Rose, Holly Days Nursery; Bill H. Wells, Water Crest Farms Nursery; and Carrie Wiles, North Creek Nurseries. This year’s award recipients were Laurel-Brook Gardens and Temple University Ambler.

The Landscape category trophy was awarded to Laurel-Brook Gardens located in Belleville, PA for their exhibit – Till the Cows come Home. 

The display tapped into the agricultural roots and paid tribute to one of the “Foster Mothers of the Human Race,” along with the rich agricultural heritage of Holland. In addition to the PLNA trophy, the display was also awarded a PHS Bronze Medal. 



Temple University Ambler student’s won the Educational display trophy for the second year in a row with its exhibit “Nieuwpolders: Regenerating the Dutch Custom of Land Recovery”. Temple students and faculty took their inspiration for Nieuwpolders from Dutch traditions to reconnect with and restore the land, approaching the exhibit with a focus on what land can be reclaimed for cultivation in the Philadelphia region.

This exhibit was recognized with a treasure trove of awards; a PHS Gold Medal, the Bulkley Medal of the Garden Club of America, a Special Achievement Award of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania and a PHS Sustainability award in addition to the PLNA trophy.

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