Besides the many and various miniatures museums dotted about the country, you will also find miniature popping up in other settings-like horticultural settings. Yes, there is a miniatures category in the Philadelphia Horticulture Society’s annual Philadelphia Flower Show. In 2014, the theme was Articulture and several of our own IGMA members took part. Each entry is allowed a window display measuring 36″ W x 22″ D x 40″ H and the display must contain at least 8
live plants. The settings are divided into Outdoor and Indoor, with 6 entries in each. This year’s First Place in the Indoor category and overall Grand Prize winner was Nancy Grube with a display inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture. First Prize in the Outdoor category was awarded to Deb Mackie for her depiction of the fictional Lady of Shalott. Pam Goldman was also an award winner with her depiction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, as were Barbara Campbell and Georgianna Hoffman for their entry depicting Frieda Kahlo’s studio.
The fun is about to rev up for the 2015 show and anyone interested in participating should contact Ron Hoess at firstname.lastname@example.org and join the other entrants at the organizational meeting Saturday, September 13 at the Meadowbrook Gardens.