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Get Nose-to-Petal at Phipps Conservatory’s New Spring Flower Show: Scents of Wonder
After a long, cold winter, an abundance of colorful and fragrant blooms are a welcome treat for the senses. Stop and smell the flowers in Phipps’ signature show opening this Saturday.

Pittsburgh, PA — A celebration of new hope and inspiration arrives with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ new Spring Flower Show: Scents of Wonder, opening Sat., March 10. Guests are invited to get nose-to-petal with thousands of stunning aromatic flowers throughout the glasshouse, including spring delights like tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, lilies and more. The conservatory will awaken the senses with room after room of nature's most beautiful spring blooms on display, bursting with vibrant colors and favorite fragrances, in this interactive all-new show.

Each room has a different highlight — sensory spas, herb gardens, giant perfume bottles and more! In the Palm Court, Phipps bottled the scents of springtime as an oversized perfume bottle and apothecary jars mingle with tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. A sensory spa experience awaits guests in the Serpentine Room, where an ornate bathtub hosts blue hydrangeas beneath delightfully bubbly lanterns and laundry lines hung with crisp linens and fresh lavender. In the South Conservatory, a classic herb garden is brought to life with detailed, sharply manicured hedges, a gushing fountain and fragrant citrus trees. More fun and whimsy await in abundant beds of lilacs, cineraria, petunias, snapdragons and additional spring floral favorites, plus treasured animal topiaries that will delight guests of all ages. 

In preparation for Scents of Wonder, Phipps horticulturists and volunteers planted over 42,000 tulips, over 26,000 daffodils, 1,500 hyacinths and more, totaling over 75,000 bulbs. 6,500 tulips are outside Phipps’ Welcome Center to greet guests with a vibrant, striking entrance display!
Don't miss all of the colorful sights and wonderfully fragrant delights awaiting you at every turn in Phipps' new Spring Flower Show: Scents of Wonder. A springtime favorite and treasured tradition, the show runs Sat., March 10 – Sun., April 8. 

Conservatory hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily and until 10 p.m. on Fridays. Admission is $17.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors and students, and $11.95 for children 2 – 18. Members and kids under 2 enter free. Phipps is located at One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh. For tickets or more information, visit



About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa. is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Phipps commemorates its 125th anniversary throughout 2018, celebrating its historic past, vibrant present and exciting future ahead — including inspiring seasonal flower shows, community events, public programs and groundbreaking green innovation.   

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