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March 25 – April 22, 1956

New varieties of Dutch hyacinths and tulips were all the rage at Phipps’ 62nd annual celebration of spring, where displays included a huge primrose cross, an electric fountain and a newly reconstructed Orchid Room.


Sunken Garden

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Desert Room

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East Room

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Cloister Garden

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South Conservatory

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Cottage Room

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Modern Room

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Serpentine Room

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Select photos courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Archives