LONG WEEKEND IN PITTSBURGH / VISIT TO PHIPPS CONSERVATORY

September  30 , 2019

Recently I spend a long weekend in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  I needed just one more get-away before winter.   Pittsburgh has an endless list of things to see and do and  sounded like a great adventure!!   One of the tempting attractions that lead me to Pittsburgh was the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.  Phipps was a gift to the city of Pittsburgh in 1893 from Henry W. Phipps.  It has nine display rooms and was built at a cost of $100,000.   Along with regular  displays, in particular, Phipps had a limited time exhibit , Van Gogh in Bloom display, where  a few of Van Gogh paintings  have been recreated with flowers, plants and props.  The following were my favorites…

Van Gogh in Bloom

“Self Portrait with Straw Hat”

Van Gogh’s ” Houses at Auvers”

“The Red Vineyards Near Arles” painting

There was also an exhibit  “Tropical Forest Cuba”.

The entrance to Phipps is impressive as well.

Phipps also had several Chihuly glass art pieces scattered through out the gardens.

Chuhily art “Paintbrushes”

“Macchia bowls”

“Cattails”

Hans Godo Frabel’s  glass frog was another glass art piece.

Also  these “Blue Pitcher Plants” ” by Jason Gamrath…

and Gamrath’s  “Orchid Blooms”

Phipps  has a separate  Orchid Room ……

Plus a   Desert Room……

And a children’s play area.

Here are a few samples of the remaining gardens…..

Best Lovely My Small Garden Quotes Collections – House and Garden (borrowed from the Internet)

Thanks for reading!

Hope you enjoyed!

Stay tuned for more from Pittsburgh!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy Ludwig
    Oct 04, 2019 @ 12:41:21

    Nice Jeannie, one feels that there is no need to go to the places you visit. You make it feel like we are right there with you!

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  2. Dane Dodson
    Oct 01, 2019 @ 16:54:12

    Beautiful as usual Jeannie. Hope all is going well!

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