Michael Petrie's Handmade Gardens

P. O. Box 7, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081 • 610.505.8262 • www.handmadegardens.net

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     Michael Petrie has won numerous top landscape exhibit design awards at the Philadelphia Flower Show including:


•“BEST-IN-SHOW” – 2013

•“BEST-IN-SHOW” – 2007

•“BEST-IN-SHOW” – 2002

•“BEST-IN-SHOW” – 2000

•“BEST-IN-SHOW” – 1999

•“BEST-IN-SHOW” – 1997 (perfect score)


•Mayor’s Trophy and Showcase Garden Award and – 2012


•Chicago Horticultural Society Award for Distinctive Horticulture Award and PNC People’s Choice Award — 2011


•The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Award of Distinction Award – 2010, 2009


•The Philadelphia Trophy for the most unusual design concept — 2010, 2009


Multiple Best Achievement Awards for " for Blending Horticulture, Landscape and Artistic Elements" (2012) and “for Exceptional Horticultural Experience” for “Bamboo” exhibit (1999).


     Michael Petrie is known in horticultural circles for his wildly beautiful and unconventional award-winning exhibits for the Philadelphia Flower Show, many of which have won BEST IN SHOW. Recently, Petrie earned the right to add the word international to his award-winning garden designer laurels, having won both GOLD and BEST OF SHOW in the Fantasy Garden category at the 2014 Singapore Gardening Festival, along with a SILVER MEDAL at the 2013 Gardening World Cup in Nagasaki, Japan. In 2016, by invitation, Michael Petrie will return to the 2016 Singapore Garden Festival to defend his BEST OF SHOW title.

     For over 30 years, Petrie has designed and built exhibits for major companies and institutions including the former J. Franklin Styer Nurseries, where he worked for over two decades; the Winterthur Museum; and The Brandywine River Museum . His artistry has received attention in national media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Country Gardens magazine and Architectural Digest online. He has been interviewed about horticultural topics on both national and local television and radio. His home garden has been featured on the Good Morning America television show. His Philadelphia Flower Show work was featured in the book The Philadelphia Flower Show: Celebrating 175 Years by Adam Levine & Ray Rogers.