NOTE: Masks are required for all guests ages 2 and up, and all member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance. Learn more about how you can join us!

Opens Sat., Jan. 15
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: An Ocean of Color
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: An Ocean of Color
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: An Ocean of Color
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: An Ocean of Color
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: An Ocean of Color

Wash away the winter blues with a sea of all-star specimens from Phipps’ fantastic orchid and bonsai collections.

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Make Phipps your tropical vacation destination without ever leaving Pittsburgh when you visit the all-new Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: An Ocean of Color. Immerse yourself in stunning displays that burst with color and fragrance as you admire orchids in a vast array of shapes, sizes and colors, as well as the exquisitely trained specimens in our tropical bonsai collection.

Exhibit Features

  • Step into Phipps' tropical paradise as you wander among displays of bright colored orchids backed by large, colorful foliage.
  • Savor the incredible fragrance of aromatic orchids such as Oncidium Sweet Sixteen 'Prepossessing.'
  • Enjoy whimsical fish decor as the current carries you from room to room, with displays featuring vibrant fish wind socks, fish-shaped orchid planters and sculptures, and even live fish swiming through our Sunken and Orchid Rooms!
  • Dive into the delicate beauty of our tropical bonsai specimens that have been in training for decades, showcasing a wide variety of species and pruning techniques.
  • Delight at fruiting and flowering bonsai trees and compare select specimens to their regular sized counterparts.
  • Unwind amidst tranquil surroundings as you enjoy a soothing soundtrack of flowing water in ponds and fountains throughout the Conservatory.

Plus, guests at An Ocean of Color can enjoy the delightful displays of Garden Railroad: Bridges and Tunnels. Featuring miniature recreations of iconic western Pennsylvania scenes, bustling with chugging trains and filled with live plants, this interactive display is sure to delight guests of all ages. . 

Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: An Ocean of Color is designed by Kevin Haughey and Jordyn Melino. The show runs from Jan. 15 – March 6.

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Phipps is open for your visit. All member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance, and new safety protocols are required. Learn how you can join us!

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Photos © Phil Johnson II and Paul g. Wiegman 

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