The 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show

“ARTiculture” March 1 - 9, 2014

Michael Petrie’s HANDMADE GARDENS 2014 Exhibit Title:

Leaves in a Landscape

Winner: Silver Trophy—Landscape

Part of The 2014 Philadelphia International Flower Show’s SHOWCASE GARDEN

Designed by Michael Petrie

Installed by Michael Petrie’s HANDMADE


The Dance II by Henri Matisse

In 2014, in addition to our “Leaves in a Landscape” Showcase Garden exhibit above, HANDMADE GARDENS also designed exhibits for Einstein Healthcare, Camden Children’s Garden and the Men’s Garden Club of Philadelphia (winner, Mayor’s Trophy for innovative/unique design for Landscape under 1,000 sq ft).

The Fusion of Art and Horticulture by GARY PULEO, Mail Line Media News

Michael Petrie’s green thumb seems to readily transition between spade, shovel and

paintbrush in his passion for creating gardens that are driven by art...READ MORE

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Michael Petrie’s HANDMADE GARDENS • P. O. Box 7, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081 • 610.505.8262 •

This stylized garden featured design elements echoing the exuberance of the abstract forms found in post-Impressionist paintings at the Barnes Foundation, including leaf sculptures based on the late paper cut-outs of Henri Matisse, and shapes derived from his giant mural, The Dance II.