Sponsors Shine at the Flower Show


Each year some of the Flower Show’s corporate sponsors create memorable exhibits for the delight of our many guests. Luckily, we were able to steal their talented designers for a few moments to get an exclusive walk-through of their exquisite exhibits. With a little background information, you’ll have an even better appreciation of their beauty.

First up, Joe Palimeno, landscape designer with Ledden Palimeno Design Build Co. He describes EP Henry’s Dinner and a Movie showcase as a way to “display the indoors, out.”  A backyard porch, covered in tall plants and blooming flowers, will be portrayed in both the daytime and night.  During the daytime, the exhibit plays cheery music while a 10-foot rain curtain spills water into a serene backyard-spa.  As the evening approaches, colored lights illuminate the trees while a favorite Paris-inspired film plays. Wait until you see it!

Joe also worked with Subaru on their Day in the Park exhibit.  Walls adorned with  plants line a driveway that leads to a hot air balloon ride.  Be sure to check out this showcase, and the shiny, sleek Subaru vehicle parked there!

Nearby, PNC’s exhibit For the Birds, is an “artistic statement with found birdhouses,” in the words of Michael Petrie of Petrie’s Handmade Gardens.  When Michael came across these birdhouses in New Jersey, he was inspired to create a tall, whimsical arch.  Built with stacked orchard crates, this creative walk-through is the perfect tribute to PNC, which has sponsored the Flower Show for the past 20 years. Take a trip back in time and admire the Flower Show posters from the past two decades.

Sponsors Tourism Ireland and Smith &  Hawken have exhibits as well. More details to come!

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One Response to “Sponsors Shine at the Flower Show”

  1. Michael Petrie’s Approach to Garden Art « The Philadelphia Flower Show Blog Says:

    […] can forget Michael Petrie’s fabulous exhibit at the 2011 Flower Show? Known for his beautiful creations comprised of objets trouves (found […]

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