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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jan 13, 2012 7:08 AM CST
Ric and I went to Pittsburgh, Pa. to see the Phipps Conservatory Holiday Display a few weeks ago and thought you all might enjoy a tour.
I will start with a look from outside and then move inside to the first display hall where they had a hand bell concert.
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There were beautifully decorated trees displayed though out the whole conservatory.
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This tree was especially large and beautiful sitting in the middle of a reflecting pool. The second pic is the reflection in the pool.
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jan 13, 2012 7:36 AM CST
We will continue with more of the Holiday displays

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Our Grandson really enjoyed the train display which was spread out all over this room with smaller displays scattered in the corners and around the outside of the path as well at the main display in the center of the room.
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 13, 2012 7:39 AM CST
Really Beautiful! That's what I call decking the halls!!!

























Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jan 13, 2012 8:04 AM CST
Here are a few pictures from some of the other areas of the Conservatory including the 3+ story tropical jungle.
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The Fern Room with the gigantic Tree Ferns.
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jan 13, 2012 8:49 AM CST
The last time we were at the Phipps was for a Dale Chihuly display. Although most of the Chihuly pieces were removed there are still a few scattered though out the Conservatory. These pictures are some of those. First this beautiful lighted center piece in the entrance you can see it also in the first picture thru the dome.

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Another lighted piece in the Cactus Room

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After a good long tour we had a bite to eat and stayed around long enough to do a quick walk thru after dark to see the lights beside the regular lighting they lit candles in hanging jars along the path. It was a great finish to a wonderful day.
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jan 13, 2012 8:55 AM CST
I have scattered more pictures from our visit in other threads in other forums. To view these pictures please follow these links to these Forums.
Container Forum
The thread "Phipps Conservatory Containers" in Containers forum
Cactus Forum
The thread "Phipps Conservatory Topiarys and Plants" in Cactus and Tender Succulents forum
Orchid Forum
The thread "Orchids at Phipps Conservatory" in Orchids forum
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jan 13, 2012 8:58 AM CST
Just splendid
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 13, 2012 9:13 AM CST
Beautiful!!

























Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 13, 2012 9:25 AM CST
Holly thank you for all the beautiful photos. It allows me to visit places I will never be able to go to.
Chihuly's work has always fascinated me. On our OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting) they have had special programing at times showing his work. Amazing stuff. : )
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jan 13, 2012 10:05 AM CST
Lynn so glad you enjoyed the tour. If you Netflix there are quite a few DVD's on Dale Chihuly's work
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 13, 2012 10:50 AM CST
They do a Chihuly walk at our Phoenix Desert Museum Park two years in a row now. Love to see his work in the garden. Wish I could afford to put them in my own garden...lol! Permanently =) They would look so pretty with all the roses!!

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Name: Barb
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DaylilyDiva219
Jan 13, 2012 12:33 PM CST
Great photos of one of my favorite places, Holly. I've never been during the holidays, so your pictures are a real treat! Thanks for sharing them with us. Thumbs up
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