For Immediate Release: Fri., June 23
Contact: Joe Reed | Senior Director of Communications
412-622-6915, ext. 3801 | jreed@phipps.conservatory.org 

Phipps Conservatory Announces Summer Flower Show Extension
Flowers Meet Fashion: Inspired by Billy Porter Extended by Popular Demand

Pittsburgh, PA — Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is pleased to announce the extension of Flowers Meet Fashion: Inspired by Billy Porter. Having engaged and enthralled nearly 50,000 visitors to date with its unique merger of fashion, flora and fun, the show will now continue on through Sun., July 30.

Guests are invited to see the brilliant horticultural displays and breathtaking fashion designs inspired by Billy Porter's local roots and iconic array of accomplishments as an award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright. With the help of six professional fashion designers and costumers and students from Billy’s local alma maters, Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh CAPA High School, Phipps has created an unforgettable experience for all. Don’t miss this inspiring, one-of-a-kind show that only Phipps can provide — now with added time to luxuriate in the summer splendor!

On Mon., May 29, Phipps was honored to host Mr. Porter himself for a visit and in-person tour of the show; photos for your use are available at this link. (Photo credit Kitoko Chargois)

Flowers Meet Fashion: Inspired by Billy Porter is extended through Sun., July 30. Phipps is open from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily and until 10 p.m. Fridays. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit phipps.conservatory.org.


About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA is a globally recognized green leader 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. Encompassing 15 acres including a historic 14-room glasshouse, 23 distinct indoor and outdoor gardens and industry-leading sustainable architecture and operations, Phipps attracts more than half a million visitors annually from around the world. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org.

Watch TEDx: What We Can Learn From an Old Glasshouse: A look at the evolving way we connect people to nature at Phipps, demonstrate how human and environmental health are inextricably connected, and show that to age gracefully, we must continually reinvent ourselves to evolve with the rest of the world.