Doylestown Landscaper Digs Deep, Wins Best-in-Show at 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show

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Image via Rob Cardillo at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
Winning Flower Show display of Mark Cook Landscaping and Design, LLC, of Doylestown.

The 2022 Phila. Flower Show results indicate a bumper crop of horticultural talent in Bucks County. Themed to highlight interpretations of the area “In Full Bloom,” the show was again held outdoors, the second time in its nearly 200-year history.

The theme seemed intended to be an antidote for the region’s ongoing struggles with the pandemic. Organizers sought to imbue competitors and spectators with an air of good health, positive well-being, and passion for life — all attainable through the restorative power of nature and plants.

The Best in Show winner in the landscape category was Mark Cook Landscaping and Design, LLC, of Doylestown. The judges found his work to be an excellent representation of theme and garden design.

What’s more, it wasn’t his only accolade in this year’s competition. Cook and his team took a Pa. Horticultural Society (PHS) Gold Medal Award for best use of PHS plants.

Doylestown’s ability to cultivate green thumbs was further confirmed by the win by Delaware Valley University. Judges lauded its Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science entry with a PHS Sustainability Award. That distinction goes to an educational exhibit demonstrating the best use of sustainable gardening practices to the public.

The 2022 Phila. Flower Show runs until June 19 at FDR Park at Broad and Pattison.

Tickets to see the award-winning work of both Mark Cook and DelVal University are available online.

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