Now Through Sun., April 16
Spring Flower Show: Enchanted Forest
Spring Flower Show: Enchanted Forest
Spring Flower Show: Enchanted Forest
Spring Flower Show: Enchanted Forest
Spring Flower Show: Enchanted Forest

It's spring time in the gardens, and woodland animals are emerging from their slumber to welcome the season with you!

Presenting Sponsor

PNC Bank

Join us in celebrating rebirth and regrowth in Spring Flower Show: Enchanted Forest as birds, frogs, ducks, bees and more critters awaken from their long winter snoozes to explore the tens of thousands of vibrant spring blooms that wash the glasshouse in color. The Conservatory is positively buzzing with life and bursting with blooms, offering a treat for the senses and the perfect way to spend a spring day.

Three topiary bears stand in front of a small cottage in a display in Phipps' South Conservatory during Spring Flower Show.

Set your heart aflutter in Palm Court as you witness the remarkable development of a chrysalis before a beautiful butterfly emerges amidst pops of pink hyacinths and yellow primula. Sink to the forest floor in the Serpentine Room as you wander beneath massive mushrooms, marvel at vibrant azaleas, snapdragons and tulips, and meet a friendly snail, frog and turtle on the banks of a tranquil pond. Then, meander among a sea of blue, coral, red and pink spring blooms in the Sunken Garden as feathered friends chirp and tweet from their perches. Colorful sights and whimsical delights are waiting around every corner and in nine display rooms at Spring Flower Show: Enchanted Forest! 

A topiary duck and smaller rubber ducks float in a pond in Phipps' Victoria Room during Spring Flower Show.

Spring Flower Show, designed by Exhibit Coordinator Jordyn Melino, runs March 18 – April 16. Hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily and until 10 p.m. on Fridays. Admission is $17.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors and students, and $11.95 for children (2 – 18). Members and kids under 2 enter free.

A topiary snail stands in a bed of flowers in Phipps' Serpentine Room during Spring Flower Show.

A cardinal ornament rests in a flowering cherry tree in Phipps' Sunken Garden during Spring Flower Show.

A Himalayan blue poppy is viewed in closeup in Phipps' Spring Flower Show.

A topiary turtle stands in a bed of flowers in Phipps' Serpentine Room during Spring Flower Show.

Fringed white tulips are viewed in closeup in Phipps' Spring Flower Show.

A topiary squirrel stands in a bed of flowers in Phipps' Serpentine Room during Spring Flower Show.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

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