For Immediate Release: Fri. Dec. 11th 

Contact: Joe Reed | Director of Marketing and Communications

412-622-6915, ext. 3801 | jreed@phipps.conservatory.org


Phipps Conservatory Presents a Virtual Tour of Winter Flower Show: Home for the Holidays
Phipps Fans from All Over the World Can Bring the Beauty of Phipps into Their Homes with All New Video Tour
Virtual Winter Show Tour

Pittsburgh, PA – Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens invites fans to enjoy the beauty of Winter Flower Show: Home for the Holidays from the comfort of their own homes! The new Winter Flower Show Virtual Video Tour includes a 25-minute video walkthrough of every room in this year’s spectacular show accompanied by festive background music. Plus, an alternate version prefaces the show with remarks from Phipps President and CEO Richard Piacentini, and provides commentary from Associate Director of Exhibits and Designer of Home for the Holidays Jordyn Melino as she explains the inspiration for how each room came to life.

The video is available for an introductory two-week price of $4.99 for Phipps members and $9.99 for nonmembers, allowing guests access to stream and watch as many times as they’d like on Windows, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast. The video can be purchased at vimeo.com/ondemand/PhippsVirtualTour.

The beauty of Home for the Holidays can also be shared when guests purchase a copy of the Virtual Video Tour for a loved one! To order the video as a gift, visit phipps.conservatory.org/GiftVideo. Purchasers will receive an email within one business day of placing the order containing a special one-time use code and Gift Card to share with the gift recipient.

Home for the Holidays brings the comfort of home to life in signature Phipps fashion, with beautiful, enchanting blooms greeting guests as they wander through room after room of seasonal splendor. Guests will delight at Phipps’ magical carousel floating on a glassy pond, a cozy cabin sitting snugly amidst a snowy forest of blue, purple, white and silver plants, a topiary animal display that explores winter hibernation habits, and a living room scene featuring furniture — such as armchairs, a grandfather clock, chandeliers and tree skirts — brought to life with plant materials.

Winter Flower Show: Home for the Holidays was designed by Associate Director of Exhibits Jordyn Melino.


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.