If there’s one definitive thing I think any tourist to Pittsburgh should do, it’s visit Phipps Conservatory. I don’t know of many other cities who have a botanical garden at all, let alone one quite like ours. They feature different installments throughout the year, their seasonal flower shows, and a variety of artwork from both local and national artists. And because I love Phipps so much, we decided to feature two of their flower shows this year to share with our readers!
The Winter Flower Show is one of the most majestic: during its run at the gardens, Phipps is open extended hours until 11pm each night. While the gardens are beautiful during the day, there’s nothing quite like Phipps after dark, especially with the magical winter decorations in place. We visited last night, and rather than do a lot of explaining, we’ll let the photos tell the story:
Lovely glass mushrooms from Jenn Figg & Matthew McCormack.
The pictures are gorgeous, but they still don’t do the experience of visiting Phipps for the Winter Flower Show justice. There’s nothing quite like strolling through the gardens at your own pace, taking everything in. The show runs through Sunday, January 12th, so you still have plenty of time to check it out! (Although I’d say plan for long lines on the weekend.) Phipps is open until 11pm each night through the end of this flower show and has free parking.