Remember the excitement we all felt as kids, listening to the radio or watching the morning news to find out that school was closed that day? The alternative to going to school was a day outdoors in the snow, and endless opportunities for play! Terra’s fourth themed Winter Show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will bring this feeling to life through plants and props ranging from snowball-wielding penguin topiary and poinsettia ice forts to warm, traditional planting arrangements (and a blanket fort!) that represent a cozy living room and cup of cocoa after the exhilaration of playing in the cold.
As part of Terra’s mission to create gardens that teach and inspire, this theme also serves as a gentle reminder that the winter time is still a great time for outdoor activities, tying into Phipps' Let’s Move Pittsburgh initiatives.
As one of the few remaining public gardens in the U.S. to produce full-scale seasonal flower shows year-round, Phipps continues a tradition more than 120 years strong. Terra is honored to be part of this winter tradition once again!