For Immediate Release: Mon., April 6

Contact: Joe Reed | Director of Marketing and Communications
412-622-6915, ext. 3801 | jreed@phipps.conservatory.org

Phipps Conservatory Invites Kids at Home to Participate in Make Your Own Troll!
Phipps Fans Ages 12 and Under Are Invited to Create Their Own Troll for a Chance to Appear in Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls

                                                   Phipps Conservatory Invites Kids at Home to Participate in Make Your Own Troll!

Pittsburgh, PA — While kids are at home, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is pleased to offer a chance for them to participate in Make Your Own Troll! The upcoming Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls will feature a wide variety of trolls inspired by Scandinavian folklore, and Phipps fans 12 and under are invited to create their own drawing of a troll for the chance to be included in the show.

Here's how children can enter with the help of a parent or caregiver:

  1. Children should use markers, crayons, paints and more to create a work of art on an 8.5" x 11" (or similar) portrait-format sheet of paper. Each work should contain at least one troll. Trolls' looks can range from cute to brute, so participants are encouraged to get creative.
  2. Parents or caregivers should use a scanner or smartphone to create a digital copy of the final artwork.
  3. Parents or caregivers should complete the form at phipps.conservatory.org/Make-Your-Own-Troll to submit children's work. Artists are welcome to include a 2 – 3 line description along with the drawing of their trolls, including the troll's name, favorite color, favorite snack or any other facts they would like to share.

Not every troll submitted will appear in Summer Flower Show, but Phipps will feature as many as possible both in the show and on the website. The opening date of the show will be announced in the weeks to come. For more information and to submit a troll, visit phipps.conservatory.org/Make-Your-Own-Troll.


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.