Summer Flower Show:
Fountains of Youth
May 5-Sept. 30, 2012
Highlighting healing botanicals, striking color combinations and rejuvenating water displays
Opening on May 5, 2012, Summer Flower Show: Fountains of Youth offers a chance for beauty-seekers of all ages to explore and discover the healing powers of plants as the soothing sights and sounds of fountains surrounded by bright blooms provide a welcome release from the summer heat.
Drawing on the legend of the Fountain of Youth, a natural pool said to invigorate those who drink of its waters, this year’s Summer Flower Show will give you an opportunity to unearth some of the real-life natural treasures—including aromatic herbs and spices, fresh fruits and vegetables, and green tea—that can help promote good health. Playful and refreshing fountains of many fun shapes and forms will also be on display for you to enjoy, while showy flowers such as zinnias, lantana, hibiscus, and other favorites arranged in striking color combinations complete each scene.
Among the many Summer Flower Show highlights are: fountains that flow with “red wine,” have fish, bubbling tube and other delightful shapes, and feature soft rain showers and powerful jets; grape arbors, fruit trees and berry patches; giant tea cup and floating leaf planters; and dramatic bursts of color. Butterfly Forest will also be open, enchanting guests of all ages as gorgeous species such as Monarchs and Zebra Longwings emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the flowers.
Want to learn more about the important roles plants play in our lives? Follow this link to dig for more details about the incredible edibles featured in our displays.
Summer Flower Show will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 10 p.m. on Fridays. Admission costs $12 for adults; $11 for seniors (age 62 and older) and students (with ID); and $9 for children (two-18). Members and children under two enter for free.
Summer Flower Show fountain designer: Karl Steinmetz, RLA, ASLA LEED AP
Other Featured Exhibits & Events
- Summer Flower Show:
Glass in the Gardens
- April 27 – Oct. 6, 2013
- Butterfly Forest
- April 20 – Sept. 2, 2013
- Party in the Tropics
- Select Fridays in 2013, starting Feb. 8
7 – 11 p.m.
- Butterfly Weekend
- June 1 and 2, 2013
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Farmers at Phipps
- Wednesdays, June – October 2013
2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
- Inspire Speakers Series
- Second Thurs. of every month, Oct. 2012-June 2013
5:30-8:30 p.m., except where noted
- Floral Notes: Jazz in the Garden
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
6:30 – 9 p.m.
- Garden Variety:
A Farm-to-Phipps Dinner
- Sunday, July 21, 2013
6:30 – 9 p.m.
- Tropical Forest India
- Now Open