Spring is approaching and flowers are ready to bloom.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is embracing “Flower Power” as the theme for this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show.
The Horticulture students at Temple University Ambler have been preparing their exhibit for the annual Flower Show since the beginning of the fall semester under the supervision of Professor of Landscape Architecture Robert Kuper and Adjunct Assistant Professor Michael Lufurno.
Their theme? A Hip Haven: Hangin’ Loose at a Home Refuge. Keeping true to the “Flower Power” theme and the 60’s era, the Horticulture students along with the help of their professors drew up a landscape where they would incorporate the two environments of “The Machine” and “The Haven.”
With this, the students were able to come up with a very industrial side that centered around steel in comparison to the commune side which is centered around nature and reusable materials.
In 2018, Temple’s exhibit “Within Reach: Unlocking the Legacy of our Hidden River” was recognized with a PHS Silver Medal; the Chicago Horticultural Society Flower Show Medal and the Chicago Horticultural Society Flower Show Medal, presented to an Educational exhibit showing outstanding horticultural skill and knowledge in a nationally recognized flower show.