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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
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
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
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