The Sunken Garden features sunken plant beds, suspended flower baskets, and fountains. The plants comprising this garden change seasonally with every flower show.
The constantly changing East Room features creative, picturesque scenes with calming streams flowing by, seasonal flower themes, and cascading waterfalls.
The Victoria Room the beautiful architecture of the conservatory's historic glasshouse. The large pond in the center of the room reflects the glass dome and the colors from the floral displays. Visitors can delight in creating their own water and light show by controlling the lights and jets of the pond's interactive fountain.
The Broderie Room is inspired by the formal gardens of a French chateaux as seen inthe time of Louis XIV's reign. The room is also known as the Panterre de Broderie, meaning “embroidery of earth,” and is a sought after spot for small weddings and photo sessions.
Plants that thrive in arid, desert climates are the highlight of the Desert Room. An array of plants species found in the southwest region of the United States, northern Mexican, and Africa are on display for guests to delight in the vivid flower blooms of these resilient plants. Hanging from the ceiling is adazzling glass chandelier created by Dale Chuhily, known as the Desert Gold Star.
The Aquatic Gardens, located just outside of the Victoria Room, are only open only during the summer. The two large pools are full of tropical and hardy water plants. Flowers float on the water giving the gardens a peaceful setting. Also among the pools and plants is a statue if the Roman god of the sea, Neptune.
The Gallery Room's features are designed more for kids, being that it is used often for children's educational activities. There are Discovery Tables where children can learn with interactive exploration. One of the various activities here is the make-believe farmers market where children learn about healthy food while they play.
Tropical Fruit and Spice Room
The aroma of the Tropical Fruit and Spice Room comes from the array of sub-tropical and tropical fruits, spices, and nutsfound across the globe that make up this lush garden. Among these include citrus fruits, allspice, cinnamon, coffee, bananas, and papayas The central marble basin showcases a stunningceladon and purple glass sculpture created by Dale Chuhily.
The South Conservatory typically is the main focus of Phipps Conservatory'sflower shows each season. However, during the fall and winter, the South Conservatory features the Garden Railroad. During this time, visitors can enjoy the sight of miniature trains winding their way along the tracks through the exhibit's hills and valleys. Photo:
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