December 2019

With the Orchid and Bonsai Show on the horizon, Phipps will be receiving over 1500 orchids during December. These need to be unpackaged and set up ASAP.

OSWP has helped with this for many years. It is great fun to have a crew there to rip open packages and unwrap the glorious orchids that will be displayed in the conservatory in January.

We expect a large delivery the week of December 16. Exact date unknown.

Thanks to those of you who gave me your contact information @ the last meeting. You will be hearing from me!

Anyone else who would like to join this effort, please let me know. We don’t get a lot of advance notice: Katie gets the tracking info and lets me know when they should arrive. I send an email and assemble the workers. Usually we do not show up until around 10:30 in the morning. Always time for a break and conversation as well as a tour of the Christmas Show.

Please let me know if you want to be included in the email that I will send to those who may be able to come.

If you have any questions, email me @ or call 412-367-1556.

Thanks for your help. 

Nancy Kline

We park in the Phipps lot off Frew St. Ext. after leaving a sign on our dashboard that indicates we are volunteers. From the parking lot, it is a short walk up a driveway to the production greenhouses. We begin at 9:30 and typically are finished by 12:30 with a break during our session. We often take time for lunch at the Cafe.

In the rare event that there is no parking in that area, just park in the front of the Conservatory, in the visitors’ lot around the statue. If you need to do this, do NOT put a note on your dashboard that you are volunteering!  There is usually parking on the driveway to the greenhouses. The road is narrow so, one side only and close to the curb. ​​

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