Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show
Jan. 12-Feb. 24, 2013
Let two of nature’s finest art forms delight and inspire you.
As our guest at the Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show, you are invited to take a stroll through our serene gardens; gather orchid growing tips; learn about bonsai; and delight in the beauty of two of nature’s most inspired art forms.
Orchids: Treats for the Senses
The Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show features elegant exhibits of orchids in many hues—including pink, yellow and white—planted in garden beds, hanging baskets and decorative planters; others will be incorporated into cascading tree-like forms. If you are looking to grow your own, the show will provide plenty of tips you can implement at home, too. And, new this year, a special display of laboratory equipment used to cultivate these blooms will also be on view, offering an inside look at what it takes for beauty to thrive.
Bonsai: A Time-Honored Tradition
Offering a striking contrast to the extravagant orchids, Phipps’ bonsai—the Japanese art of training dwarfed trees to take on the shapes of their larger counterparts in nature—will be on display as well, giving guests a rare chance to see Phipps’ entire permanent tropical collection all at once. Classified by size and style based upon the shapes of their trunks and branches, bonsai take many forms—from the iconic formal upright bonsai to the more dramatic slant bonsai that resemble windswept trees. The exhibit will also offer opportunities to explore the tools of this time-honored trade.
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show, designed by Phipps staff, runs from January 12-February 24, 2013. Open daily from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and until to 10 p.m. on Fridays. Photos © Paul g. Wiegman.
Other Featured Exhibits & Events
- Winter Light Garden
and Flower Show
- Nov. 29, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014;
Winter Light Garden open evenings 5 – 11 p.m.*
- Garden Railroad
- Now Open
- Candlelight Evenings
- Nov. 29, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014
Extended Hours: Open until 11 p.m.*
- Santa Visits
- Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 30 – Dec. 22, 2013, plus Nov. 29 and Dec. 2
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Inspire Speakers Series
- Second Thursday of every month, November 2013 – May 2014, except where noted
Next Event Dec. 12, 2013
5:30 – 8 p.m.
- Members-Only Shopping Hours and Discount
- Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
- Biophilia: Pittsburgh
- First Thursday of Each Month
Next Meeting Jan. 2, 2014
- Party in the Tropics
- Select Fridays
Next Party Jan. 3, 2014
7 – 11 p.m.
- Brunch in Bloom
- Sundays, Jan. 5 and 12, 2014
Seatings available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Tropical Forest India
- Now Open