Symphony Splendor Garden Tour

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED!

Links to media coverage:

WQED

Pittsburgh Today Live

“This was the first garden tour for the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, and over 800 visitors, including chairs and docents, enjoyed their moments in the 12 spectacular gardens,” said Chair Cathy Trombetta.

Five buses drove and hundreds of visitors walked through the neighborhood with open PSA program books following their maps to locate the next “secret garden.”

Several ticket holders commented that it was such a delight to see what was planted behind the beautiful fence.  Some called the gardens magical. Many said they were pleased to see the great diversity in style, size and planting designs in the gardens. In one, a bubble machine introduced a vast array of pink and red flower beds. In another, guests traveled through a maze of wonderful plants to tour an old-fashioned cottage garden. Also on tour was a delightful garden which is being featured by the Smithsonian Institution, and in yet another was an antique temple brought over from England.

It was a day for the dedicated gardeners to showcase their hard work, and a day for the visitors to enjoy the wonderful gardens while listening to musicians from the PSO who were featured in several of the gardens.    

Beautiful, peaceful, outdoor healing spaces were enjoyed by supporters of the Pittsburgh Symphony brought in almost $63,000 and the net profit was $52,000. Thanks to the planning committee, 63 docents, and bus captains who made this event happen.   

Photos Kevin Smay, Diane Unkovic, Cathy Trombetta, Gene Dalverny and others

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