At the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show, Temple University Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students and faculty were presented with a PHS Gold Medal, the Alfred M. Campbell Memorial Trophy and a PHS Gold Medal Plant Award.
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Philadelphia Flower Show
When Philadelphia Flower Show preparation begins at Temple University Ambler each year, that’s where Temple Horticulture staff and students come in. Their mission is to “trick” the plants into thinking that late February/early March is a perfect time to put their best blooming face forward for the signature event’s 250,000 guests.
At the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show, Temple University Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students and faculty are inviting visitors to “start the evolution at home and reset your tack.” Temple’s exhibit, “Course of Action: A Radical Tack for Suburban Tracts,” will portray an “ungardened” suburban landscape that attracts wildlife, embraces chance, cultivates resilience through diversity, and appreciates restraint and the viability of repurposed building materials, said Kuper.
Temple’s 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit, Hip Haven: Hangin’ Loose at a Home Refuge, is a tale of two environments — the reflective, hard surfaces of The Machine and the colorful, free-flowing refuge found in The Haven.
During the Philadelphia Flower Show, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students and faculty invite visitors to “get hip to living more responsibly.” Temple’s exhibit, Hip Haven: Hangin’ Loose at a Home Refuge, recognizes the stark contrast between the forces in the 1960s that were, and continue, to shape the nation. The exhibit has been recognized with a treasure trove of awards at the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show!
Drawing deeply from the inspiration of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show theme — “Wonders of Water” — Temple University Ambler landscape architecture and horticulture students shaired “Within Reach: Unlocking the Legacy of our Hidden River” at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
While Temple University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture explores the Hopewell Furnace National Historical Site at the Philadelphia Flower Show, Temple University Press, Temple University Libraries and Temple University Ambler invite visitors to travel through the 200-year history of the Fairmount Park system with the authors of City in a Park.