Philadelphia Flower Show
2023: The Garden Electic
A Book in Bloom
PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER, PHILLY, PA
That spark of joy that comes while giving or receiving flowers — this is the moment captured by this year's show, titled “The Garden Electric.
In response to this theme, Polycarp created A Book in Bloom, a story told in flowers. It serves to remind us of how the imagination can be ignited by nothing more than words on a page. Unlike the pixilated graphics on a screen that show you what they want you to see, books express ideas but inspire you to paint how they are illustrated. Our installation wants you to break out from the fears and limitations that we and others have set and embrace the world of color, bold choices, and pushing ahead with your own, unique narrative.
2022: In Full Bloom
What's on Your Mind?
FDR PARK, PHILLY, PA
The Show’s theme In Full Bloom connotes good health, positive well-being, and a passion for life that culminates in a gorgeous and colorful spectacle. Visitors encountered outdoor gardens at the peak of seasonal perfection and beauty that inspired everyone to plan for a better tomorrow.
Polycarp's Installation, titled "What's on Your Mind?," invited viewers to reflect on their own mental health and wellness and that of others, both within and outside their communities. The piece, which featured stunning silhouettes created by Volume 11 DesignWorks, won a gold medal at the show.
Plight of the Blue Capped Hummingbird
FDR PARK, PHILLY, PA
2021 was Polycarp Flowers first year exhibiting at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which was held at FRD Park in Philadelphia. We were part of the floral sculpture invitational and had a great time creating and installing our entry. Studio 43D created the frames for our wonderful hummingbird and larger-than-life tubular flowers. For the body of the hummingbird, we used over 500 mini succulents that we inserted into sphagnum moss. The wings and tail are made from lemon leaf and the head is made with lavender, dried lattice and other botanicals, The beak is our secret. The flowers are made with carnations, moss, ty leaf and spray roses. The sculptures are nestled in a pollinators dream garden.
The frame of our sculptures was designed and made by the awesome talented staff @Studio43D
Check out the video of our exhibition below, and tell us what you think of "Cappy" our blue capped hummingbird!