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Opens Sat., Oct. 10

Fall Flower Show: The Poetry of Nature
Fall Flower Show: The Poetry of Nature
Fall Flower Show: The Poetry of Nature
Fall Flower Show: The Poetry of Nature

Become transfixed by the beauty of the natural world with a serene stroll through Fall Flower Show: The Poetry of Nature. 

Ticket Pre-Sales Coming Soon

Fall Flower Show tickets will be available for advance order soon. Stay tuned for details!

Starting Sat., Oct. 10, Phipps’ Fall Flower Show: The Poetry of Nature will take you on a tranquil journey, captivating your senses with the vibrant colors, unique shapes and soothing sounds of the natural world as autumn approaches. Featuring room after room of gorgeous chrysanthemums that have been in training for this show all year long, The Poetry of Nature offers a refreshing respite of natural beauty before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins. Mark your calendars to see it — this breathtaking display lasts only three weeks!

Phipps has been creating chrysanthemum-themed seasonal shows since 1894, and today its Fall Flower Show is the longest running in the nation, making it a Pittsburgh tradition that you can't experience anywhere else! 

Exhibit Features

  • Marvel at gorgeous orange and red mums cascading from towers and enjoy the soothing sounds of a trickling fountain in Palm Court
  • Note how wildly different chrysanthemums can be as their many unique varieities are showcased in the Sunken Garden
  • Delight at jewel-toned mums that surround the pond in the Victoria Room
  • See topiary cranes wandering among gold, bronze and orange mums in front of the tranquil waterfall in the East Room
  • Watch billows of pink and white blooms sway in the classic French garden beds of the Broderie Room
  • Wind along the snaking path of the Serpentine Room as the plantings gradate from bright yellows to vibrant oranges to deep reds
  • Explore the meticulous, year-long process Phipps horticulturists undertake to grow mums and discover the 13 classifications of mum
     

The Poetry of Nature Poem Submissions

The Poetry of Nature Poem Submissions

Phipps' Fall Flower Show: The Poetry of Nature will showcase the beauty of nature through both thoughtful, colorful displays and the words of poets throughout history. We invite our youngest budding poets to showcase their own writing skills by submitting a poem about nature for a chance to have their work displayed in the show.

Learn More

Fall Flower Show: The Poetry of Nature, designed by Phipps Plant Recorder and Display Horticulturist Laura Schoch runs for only three weeks — from Oct. 10 – Nov. 1 — so be sure not to miss it! 

Ticket Pre-Sales Coming Soon

Fall Flower Show tickets will be available for advance order soon. Stay tuned for details!

Photos © Phil Johnson II and Paul g. Wiegman 

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