Joe Palimeno of Ledden Palimeno Design-Build Landscape Company in Sewell, New Jersey, is celebrating two victories for his exhibit, “The Modernist Garden” at the 2012 Singapore Garden Festival. Because of Joe’s 20 years of experience creating 46 exhibits—and winning five “Best in Shows” at the Philadelphia International Flower Show—he was invited to Singapore to compete against the world’s top garden designers.
“Being involved in the Philadelphia Flower Show for the past 19 years really prepared me for this event and I was proud to represent not only the United States, but also PHS,” Joe said.
The Singapore Garden Festival is a biennial event and the first and only international garden show in the tropics to showcase creations from the world’s top award-winning garden and floral designers all under one roof.
Joe’s exhibit used innovative materials inspired by modern art and social ideas as the driving force in his design work, with the ultimate goal to provide an outdoor living space for the delight, joy, and serenity of the people that inhabit the space. The design included a contemporary shade structure and a soothing plunge pool. Custom cushions added softness to the stone walls by providing a comfortable place to sit. A path leading through the garden incorporated long, sweeping lines of turf. Plantings acting as walls helped to define the space with color, texture, and scent that brought the exhibit to life.
“Much like the Philadelphia International Flower Show, the 2012 Singapore Garden Festival put us in front of 300,000 international visitors over an eight-day period, showcasing all the possibilities of what one can have in their own backyard, but with the difference being truly among international designers,” said Joe.
“I am looking forward to the 2013 Philadelphia Show and I can’t wait to show our designs for both EP Henry and Subaru,” he continued. “I am drawn to contemporary design with modern clean lines and materials. My ideas changed from what I thought I was going to do since my time in Singapore. This trip filled me with so much inspiration and creativity that is starting to pour out onto paper. We are showmen! Designing and building garden displays is what’s exciting and drives us all at Ledden Palimeno.”
And we can’t wait to see what he has planned. Congratulations, Joe!