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Phipps Conservatory Presents a Virtual Video Tour of Fall Flower Show: Happy Troll-O-Ween
Enjoy the Whimsy of Phipps’ Spookiest Fall Flower Show from the Comfort of Home

Pittsburgh, PA – Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens invites fans to enjoy this year’s Fall Flower Show: Happy Troll-O-Ween from the comfort of their own homes with an all new Virtual Video Tour of the show! This new video provides a close-up look at the hair-raising cast of trolls amidst the beautiful sea of chrysanthemums that surround them in delightful displays. Plus, fans can experience an alternate version of the show that includes a welcome from President and CEO, Richard Piacentini as well as commentary from Plant Recorder and Procurer and show designer Laura Schoch.

The video is available for $4.99 for Phipps members and $9.99 for nonmembers, allowing guests access to stream and watch their video as many times as they’d like on iOS, Android, AppleTV, Roku and Chromecast. The video can also be rented for a 24-hour window for $4.99. Visit phipps.conservatory.org/VirtualTour to order. 

All of the trolls in this exhibit are completely unique to Phipps and were designed and created by Phipps staff and local manufacturers. The gorgeous chrysanthemums that fill each room with colorful blooms were grown by Phipps staff over the course of several months. Phipps has been creating chrysanthemum-themed seasonal shows since 1894, and today its Fall Flower Show is the longest running in the nation, making it a Pittsburgh tradition that you can’t experience anywhere else! The Virtual Video Tour is a great option for anyone who can’t experience the exhibit in person to celebrate our spookiest holiday.

Fall Flower Show: Troll-O-Ween, designed by Plant Recorder and Procurer Laura Schoch, is on display through Sun., Oct. 31. Visit Phipps’ website for daily hours. Timed tickets must be reserved in advance, including member and nonmember tickets. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit phipps.conservatory.org/Tickets.



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.


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