Tuesday, February 18, 2014

2014 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Articulture


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Where Art Meets Horticulture 

2014 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show 
 Explores the Fusion of Art and Horticulture 
Great museums collaborate with floral and garden designers for “ARTiculture” 

PHILADELPHIA – Beautiful flowers, gardens and landscapes have always been 
an inspiration for artists, while great horticultural design has become a form of living art. 
 The fusion of art and horticulture will be celebrated in “ARTiculture,” an 
extraordinary presentation of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show on March 1 to 9, 2014, 
when guests will be inspired to let their inner-artist bloom in their own gardens. 
An unprecedented collaboration of Flower Show designers and the nation’s great 
art museums will turn the exhibition space of the Pennsylvania Convention Center into a 
10-acre living canvas of exquisite landscapes, gardens and floral arrangements. 
PHS also will announce the hot new flowers, plants, products and design ideas 
for Spring 2014 at the Flower Show to serve as a consumer’s guide to creating fantastic 
home gardens. 

The entrance garden of “ARTiculture” will be inspired by the paintings and 
dynamic sculptures of Alexander “Sandy” Calder, a member of the historic family of 
artists whose works are found throughout Philadelphia, and will feature a remarkable 
vertical dance troupe who will perform above and within the multi-dimensional display. 
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will partner with internationally renowned 
art museums, organizations and institutions for the exhibits in “ARTiculture.” 
Participants include the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), the Solomon R. 
Guggenheim Museum (New York City), the Smithsonian Institution’s National 
Portrait Gallery (Washington, D.C.), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes 
Foundation (Philadelphia), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 
(Philadelphia), the University of Pennsylvania Museum (Philadelphia), the Brandywine River Museum (Chadds Ford, Pa.), the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, N.Y.), the Noguchi Museum (Long Island City, N.Y.), Storm King Art Center (Hudson Valley, N.Y.), Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, N.J.), the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, N.C.), Fresh Artists (Philadelphia), the Wayne Art Center (Wayne, Pa.), 
and the Woodmere Art Museum (Philadelphia). 

The region’s great garden clubs will be paired with area art schools – the 
University of the Arts, Philadelphia University, Moore College of Art, and PAFA – to 
compete in the show’s Artistic Classes. 

Special exhibitions at the show will include a selection of the Andy Warhol 
“Flowers” Series from the Bank of America Collection; selections from the West 
Collection, of Oaks, Pa.; and works by sculptor Steve Tobin, of Bucks County, Pa. 
International exhibitors in the 2014 show will include British garden designer 
Andy Sturgeon and Provence-based garden designer James Basson, whose exhibit will 
be inspired by a painting from the Collection of the Prince’s Palace Monaco. 
An interactive exhibit designed by the Crayola Experience will give show visitors 
the opportunity to express themselves in the Convention Center’s Grand Hall. Visitors 
also will show their artistic side in an expanded “Make & Take Room,” where they can 
create a variety of craft and garden projects. The family attractions at the show will 
include the Butterfly Experience, where visitors will interact with 20 species of exotic 
and domestic butterflies, and the Camden Children’s Garden. 

 Let yourself bloom at the interactive, collaborative 2014 Flower Show, and leave 
equipped to practice “ARTiculture” in your own home and garden. 

ABOUT THE FLOWER SHOW 
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation's largest flower show, which 
blooms every March at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The show features the   
world’s premier landscape designers and florists, who turn 10 acres of the Convention 
Center into a floral fantasy of beautiful plants and cutting-edge designs. 
 In addition to the major garden displays, the Flower Show hosts world-renowned 
competitions in horticulture and artistic floral arranging, gardening presentations and 
demonstrations, special events, a mammoth indoor Marketplace, and a Flower Show 
Week celebration throughout the Philadelphia region. 
The Premier Sponsor of the 2014 Flower Show is Subaru, and the Exclusive 
Sponsor is Bank of America. 
Official Sponsors are ACME, Bartlett Tree Experts, Einstein Healthcare Network, 
EP Henry, Green Mountain Energy, Organic Gardening, Parx Casino, and Tourism 
Ireland. Supporting Sponsor is Celebrity Cruises. Contributing Sponsors are LeafFilter 
Gutter Protection, Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing, and QVC. Promotional Partners are 
Apple Vacations, Collette Vacations, Cruise Planners, Gold Key Resorts, Greater 
Philadelphia Falun Dafa Association, Mid-Atlantic Center for Arts & Humanities, On the 
Avenue Marketing, and Power Home Remodeling. Garden Tea Sponsor is Stash Tea. 
Preview Party Sponsor is U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. 
Media Partners are WPVI-TV 6abc and CBS Radio. 
Proceeds from the Flower Show benefit the year-round programs of PHS, which 
is celebrating its 186th
 year of gardening, greening and learning. PHS initiatives include 
the PHS City Harvest program, which creates green jobs and supports a network of 
community gardens that raise fresh produce for more than 1,200 families in need each 
week during the growing season. 
For more information, please visit www.theflowershow.com and follow us on 

ABOUT PHS 
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is a nonprofit organization, founded in 
1827, dedicated to creating beauty and building community through gardening, greening 
and learning. With more than 25,000 member-households throughout the world, PHS 
offers programs and events for gardeners of all levels, and works with volunteers, 
organizations, agencies and businesses to create and maintain vibrant green spaces. 
Proceeds from the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and donations from foundations, 
corporations, government and individuals support PHS programs, including Plant One 
Million and PHS City Harvest. For information, visit PHSonline.org



Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram for my photos of the flower show in 2014!! Should be a beautiful show!! 






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