Posted March 7, 2014

Temple wins major awards at Philadelphia Flower Show


Months of hard work by students and faculty at Temple's Ambler Campus paid off with special honors for their 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show Exhibit, “Tamanend’s Track: The Path to a Portrayal of the Past.”

That exhibit received three awards:

  • the Special Achievement Award of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, presented to an exhibit “of unusual excellence in the category of conservation”;
  • the Chicago Horticultural Society Flower Show Medal, awarded to an educational exhibit showing outstanding horticultural skill and knowledge in a nationally recognized flower show;
  • the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society Special Achievement Award for “best achievement in conveying a message through landscape.”

“To have the work of our students, faculty and staff recognized is extraordinarily rewarding—the students truly advanced the concepts and made the exhibit their own,” said Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Rob Kuper, who coordinated Temple's 2014 exhibit with Adjunct Assistant Professor Michael LoFurno and Horticulture Supervisor Anne Brennan. “I think one thing about our exhibits each year is that they are always unique—advancing ideas with different construction and plant materials. I was pleased to see the recognition for conservation as that was one of the most prominent messages we conveyed in the exhibit.”

He added, “Hopefully, we were able to share a very clear message about the state of our landscape and what we can do to change it.”