Paul g. Wiegman
Paul g. Wiegman

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
March 10 – April 8
Various times

Now that we’ve changed our clocks, the best place to spring forward is at Phipps.

Get “nose-to-petal” with thousands of breathtaking aromatic flowers — and be inspired to nurture your own green thumb — with a visit to the new exhibit, Spring Flower Show: Scents of Wonder.

This means you get to commune with 42,000 tulips, 26,000 daffodils and 1,500 hyacinths — a total of 75,000 bulbs — which were lovingly planted by Phipps horticulturists and volunteers.

Awaken your senses as you stroll from room to room throughout the stunning glasshouse, where each space showcases a unique spring highlight.

Pop into Palm Court, where larger-than-life perfume bottles and apothecary jars mingle with tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Your much-needed spa date awaits in the Serpentine Room, where visitors can relax by an ornate bathtub overflowing with bright blue hydrangeas, glowing lanterns and fresh lavender.

Wander into the South Conservatory to visit a classic herb garden, manicured hedges, a traquil fountain and fragrant citrus trees, and be rejuvenated by bountiful beds of lilacs, cineraria, petunias and snapdragons. Adding to the whimsy of the interactive exhibit are treasured animal topiaries that will amaze garden lovers of all ages.

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.