There is something about Pittsburgh weather, and how one can experience, well, let’s say 5 seasons in one given day, that once the first really gorgeous day occurs, it’s as though you have been suddenly transformed into a summer goddess.  

Phipps Conservatory
Courtesy of Phipps

Shorts and flip flops become abundant, even if the forecast shows -20 degrees the next day.  So, as we await for more days like this to appear in our Pittsburgh forecast, what is one to do to make it feel truly like Spring?

If you haven’t made your way over to Phipps for their annual Spring Flower Show, then you are truly missing out on a splendid tradition that comes around this time each year.  Experience what is being heralded as “nature’s most beautiful spring blooms in a dazzling celebration of the season…highlighting the spectrum of vibrant floral hues and captivating scents throughout the conservatory”.

Phipps Conservatory
Courtesy of Phipps

For those who just so happen to be an aficionado when it comes to what flowers and such are to be the perfect blend for the upcoming season, Phipps announced that many of the flowers on “colorful” bloom will be a plethora of hydrangeas, daffodils, spandragons, lilies, along with primulas’.

However, if you are craving on seeing something that goes above and beyond what you are expecting to see, then have no fear as there will be quite a feast for the eyes as you a guided throughout Phipps.  From a 9-foot-tall topiary peacock, to physically making water jump among prism sculptures.

Phipps Conservatory
Courtesy of Phipps

The Gardens of the Rainbow show, which will run through the end of April, is sure to be a spectacle of color, more flowers than one can even count, it is sure to be the easiest way in order to get over those Winter Blues.

For tickets to Phipps’ Spring Flower Show: Gardens of the Rainbow, please visit www.phipps.conservatory.org.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Aaron Valentic

Aaron is a recent transplant back to Pittsburgh, PA after living in New York for five years. From all things relating to art, culture, fashion along with the Pittsburgh social scene, he surely knows the heartbeat of his hometown.

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