UPDATE: Phipps is now open for your visit. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and new safety protocols are required. Learn more about how you can join us!

March 21 – April 18, 1971

Easter lilies, azaleas, bleeding hearts, daffodils and other seasonal wonders filled the rooms for this year’s spring show. This was the final Phipps flower show arranged by Frank Curto, who spent 23 years as chief horticulturist for the City of Pittsburgh, before his retirement in the fall of 1970. Mr. Curto passed away on Feb. 23, 1971.


Palm Court

Spring Flower Show 1971 Spring Flower Show 1971

Sunken Garden

Spring Flower Show 1971

Japanese Garden

Spring Flower Show 1971

Broderie Room

Spring Flower Show 1971 Spring Flower Show 1971 Spring Flower Show 1971

Economic Room

Spring Flower Show 1971 Spring Flower Show 1971 Spring Flower Show 1971

Modern Room

Spring Flower Show 1971 Spring Flower Show 1971 Spring Flower Show 1971

Old-Fashioned Room

Spring Flower Show 1971

Border Garden

Spring Flower Show 1971 Spring Flower Show 1971