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Phipps’ winter flower show, light garden is holiday tradition

Phipps’ winter flower show, light garden is holiday tradition

Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden When: Nov. 29-Jan. 12. Winter Flower Show open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Winter Light Garden open 5 to 11 p.m. Phipps will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 24 and will be closed Dec. 25.Admission: Mondays-Wednesdays except Dec. 30-31, $17.95 adults, $16.95 seniors, $11.95 ages 2-18; free for children under 2; Thursdays-Sundays plus Dec. 30-31, $19.95 adults, $17.95 seniors, $11.95 ages 2-18, free for children under 2; timed tickets are required for all guests and may be reserved online Where: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Schenley Park, Oakland Details: 412-622-6914 or phipps.conservatory.org One of the most beloved winter holiday symbols — decorated and brightly lit trees — will take center stage in “Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden” at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. It’s not only traditional Christmas trees that will fill the exhibit rooms at the Victorian glass house in Oakland at this year’s Festival of Trees-themed holiday show Nov. 29 through Jan. 12. Jordyn Melino, Phipps’ associate director of exhibits, has designed a show that takes trees to new heights — with an 18-foot pine in a floating forest of sparkling trees reflecting in water in the Victoria Room, colorful poinsettia trees created from more than 75 plants placed on metal core frames, and a fun tree crafted from clay flowerpots in the Sunken Garden. Another tree features vintage seed packets and gardening gloves as ornaments with a watering can topper. “It’s my homage to gardeners,” says Melino, adding that the colorful pairs of gloves will be put to good use by the Phipps horticulture staff after the show. Also on display are two “Memory Trees” with framed photos of historic events and past flower shows at Phipps. Even at the center of the […]

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