PITTSBURGH, Nov. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Opening today, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has transformed with the arrival of Winter Flower Show and Light Garden: Holiday Magic! Explore Phipps’ 14-room glasshouse and 23 distinct gardens filled with the magic and inspiration of the holidays, with more gleaming lights, stunning flower displays, and delightful miniature trains all ages will enjoy.

New Timed Tickets allow guests to conveniently book their visit entry time at phipps.conservatory.org. With the show’s widespread appeal, guests are urged to book tickets in advance for all days of the show running now through Sun., Jan. 7, with Timed Tickets required during peak times.  Once guests enter Phipps, they may stay as long as Phipps is open, until 11 p.m. nightly.

The magic of Winter Flower Show is brought to life in signature Phipps fashion with artful LED lights, decorated pine trees, amaryllis, orchids and over 2,000 poinsettias.  This year’s dazzling displays feature new heartwarming vignettes, including an abundant feast, Santa’s workshop and New Year’s Eve celebration.

Adding to the festive atmosphere, Phipps’ Winter Light Garden sparkles with luminous orbs, trees, fountains and a tunnel of lights that shine like a twinkling sky.

One ticket gives guests access to three shows: Phipps’ Winter Flower Show, Winter Light Garden, plus Garden Railroad: Treasure Island.  A show that puts the “arr!” in garden, this year’s engaging new train exhibit will delight guests with a treasure hunt, pirate jokes and more.

This year, guests can share their magical holiday photos in the #PhippsHoliday Photo Gallery. Submit your favorite holiday photo at Phipps, home or around town and tag it with #PhippsHoliday on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to be included in the interactive online gallery, in partnership with Pittsburgh Beautiful

Plan your holiday visit today at phipps.conservatory.org, located at One Schenley Park in Pittsburgh. 

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. Learn more: phipps.conservatory.org.

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Contact: Julie LaBar ǀ Director of Marketing and Communications
412/638-6008 ǀ jlabar@phipps.conservatory.org

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