Phipps Conservatory’s Spring Flower Show – Gardens of the Rainbow

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As the cold of winter begins to leave Pittsburgh, there is one thing we always look forward to in order to ring in the start of spring – Phipps Conservatory's Spring Flower Show!

2019's Spring Flower Show has the theme “Gardens of the Rainbow” and highlights the colors of the rainbow as well as other unique aspects of color theory- making this one of the most vibrant shows in recent memory!

We were fortunate to visit Phipps Conservatory shortly after this show opened as guests of Phipps and we wanted to share some of our favorite rooms and exhibits with you today.

As with all of our museum posts, we're only sharing a selection of our favorites because you truly must visit for yourself to experience it all!

The Serpentine Room

Serpentine Room

The Serpentine Room is always a favorite in any flower show, and the Spring Flower Show is no different.

This year's room theme is called the Spectrum Stroll and offers a literal walk through the rainbow as the flowers change colors from red, to orange, and onward to violet (ROYGBIV!). While difficult to capture in a single photo, this one is made for a truly immersive experience.

When visiting this room, be sure to look up to enjoy large prisms that cast rainbow light on the glass ceilings as well!

The South Conservatory

South Conservatory

The South Conservatory has, what we believe at least, the most stunning exhibit of the entire show- Tale of Feathers.

This one features a massive peacock with a gorgeous train, constructed entirely of flowers, with beautiful complimentary colors including orange, blues, and purples.

We've seen some rather large exhibits at Phipps during past flower shows, but the scale of the peacock will simply make your jaw drop.

The Sunken Garden

Sunken Garden

Continuing the trend of different color styles, the Sunken Garden room (with the themes Serene Scheme and For the Birds) features analogous colors of red, orange, and yellow in a beautiful scene featuring vibrant colors, baby birds nesting, and more.

The bird reference is an interesting one as birds are able to see the color red (unlike bees), and flowers that primarily receive pollination from birds and butterflies are often this bright color!

The Broderie Room

Broderie Room

To finish our brief sneak-peak into the Phipps Spring Flower Show, we end up in the Broderie Room. 

Like most flower shows, this one is enjoyed from a distance and is a curated room full of beautiful spring flowers of yellow, purple, and pink. If there is any room that can best evoke the thought of spring in Pittsburgh, it is most certainly this one!

Overall, the Spring Flower Show is one of the finest shows at Phipps Conservatory and is one of the highlights of the year in Pittsburgh. Do yourself a favor and get down for the colors of this one before the show ends!

The Spring Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory runs through April 21st, 2019. We'd like to thank Phipps Conservatory for inviting us to check out the Spring Flower Show! As always, all opinions are our own.

For more previous flower show photos, check out our articles on the Phipps Summer Flower Show, Phipps Fall Flower Show, and Phipps Winter Flower Show!

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