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Jan. 13 – March 3

Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Into the Mist
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Into the Mist
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Into the Mist
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Into the Mist

Come out of the cold and into the mist as dramatic new displays highlight Phipps' astounding array of orchid varieties and classically trained bonsai.

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The perfect remedy to a Pittsburgh winter's chill is a trip to the tropics of Phipps — and you'll be immersed in beauty and mystery when you visit the all-new Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Into the Mist. This year's all-new engaging displays feature outstanding orchids and brilliant bonsai placed amid an evocative combination of water, mist and special lighting that provide a whole new way to enjoy fascinating specimens.

Exhibit Features

  • Marvel at an 8-foot wall overflowing with mist as it glows with bold blue lighting in Palm Court 
  • Watch a whimsical waterfall trickle down boulders surrounded by shelves of beautiful bonsai
  • Admire collection orchids in dozens of pretty pinks, creams and yellows as you walk through the Sunken Garden
  • Journey through a misty pass in the Serpentine Room inspired by Japanese culture
  • See striking silver plant material among carefully crafted cascade bonsai   
  • And much more! 

Plus, guests at Into the Mist can enjoy the delightful displays of Garden Railroad: Pennsylvania Through the Four Seasons. Featuring whimsical recreations of beloved Pennsylvania outdoor activities, our Garden Railroad is sure to delight guests of all ages. 

Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Into the Mist, designed by Associate Director of Exhibits Jordyn Melino, Director of Horticulture Ben Dunigan and Orchid Display Horticulturist Giovanny Giraldo, runs from Jan. 13 – March 3. Plan your tropical escape!

Photos © Phil Johnson II and Paul g. Wiegman 

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