Saturday, March 8, 2014

Garden visit: Phipps Conservatory's Winter Orchid Show 2014

Large baskets spill over with a variety of orchids in the Sunken Garden at Phipps Conservatory this winter.
If you are in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area this weekend, be sure to stop by for the last few days of Phipps Conservatory's Orchid Show. It was a warm and colorful break from the doldrums of our cold, unrelenting winter! Here are a few of my favorite photos from the Sunken Garden room in the last wing of the conservatory.

And lastly a photo from the Desert Room, that is just off the Sunken Garden room. The  Agave americana 'Variegata' the flowering cactus in front keep the same color scheme going as their neighboring orchid friends.
I hope you can catch it!

Here are some scenes from last years Phipps Orchid Show on WMG.


  1. What marvellous place to visit. The colour is astounding - it's difficult not to be impressed.

  2. Fantastic colors must be great to visit this botanical orchidgarden during the cold days you had.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Thanks Marijke! I was a nice break from the cold. It is snowing again here today... Still waiting for spring :)

  3. Beautiful!!! Loving the colors :)

  4. Beautiful photos Julie! I enjoyed my visit to Phipps this past summer. It looks so nice and sunny inside there...I can't wait for Spring. I don't know about you, but I am pretty well OVER this winter. I just hope my boxwood survive this brutal year we have had. What a winter indeed!

  5. How I wish I could be there...I did visit the Conservatory in April, but missed the orchid "show". The orchids in residence when I visited were wonderful, so the show, as shown in your photographs, must be something special.


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