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Press Releases and Video Links

October 2014
Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Achieves WELL Platinum Pilot Certification

October 2014
Phipps Opens Registration for November Adult Education Classes

October 2014
Phipps Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Master Gardener Program

October 2014
Masked Revelers to Celebrate Phipps at Wines Under Glass Gala

October 2014
Phipps to Host Annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference

October 2014
Phipps’ Fall Flower Show Celebrates the Harvest with Colorful Blooms and Rambling Railroad Displays

October 2014
Phipps Executive Director Richard V. Piacentini Receives Green Building Alliance Legacy Award

September 2014
Phipps Wins Alliance to Save Energy Stars of Energy Efficiency Award

August 2014
Emily A. Kalnicky Named Phipps’ New Director of Science Education and Research

August 2014
Phipps Cooks up Local Summer Bounty for Garden to Plate Dinner

July 2014
Phipps Offers Free Admission Day through Generosity of Jack Buncher Foundation

July 2014
Summer Crops Steal the Show at Phipps’ Red, Ripe and Roasted Celebration

July 2014
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Announces Champion Schools Award Winners

June 2014
Phipps and Penn State Extension Welcome Celebrated Garden Writer Niki Jabbour to Pittsburgh

June 2014
Pittsburgh Public Garden Awakens Green Building with Large-Scale, Multisensory Biophilic Art Exhibit

June 2014
Phipps Receives PCRG Community Development Award for Homegrown

May 2014
Phipps Wins Sustainability Excellence Award from the American Alliance of Museums

May 2014
Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Earns Net Zero Energy Certification

May 2014
Farmers at Phipps to Bring Fresh, Local and Organic Food to Oakland’s Schenley Park

May 2014
Phipps Discovery Garden Day Offers Fun Among the Flowers

April 2014
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Announces School Champion Award Opportunity

April 2014
All Aboard! Phipps Summer Flower Show to Awaken Childhood Wonder with Model Trains

April 2014
78th Annual May Market at Phipps Kicks Off Spring for Pittsburgh’s Greenest Thumbs

April 2014
Phipps to Celebrate Spring, Butterflies and Biophilia at Bowties & Butterflies Gala

April 2014
Phipps Receives ENR Global Best Project Award for Center for Sustainable Landscapes

April 2014
Phipps Re-Opens Enchanting Butterfly Forest April 26

April 2014
Café Phipps Named Top Museum Restaurant by Food & Wine

March 2014
Phipps Celebrates Ancient Tradition with Tropical Forest India Ayurveda and Wellness Festival

March 2014
Phipps Receives Building Museums® Symposium Buildy Award for Center for Sustainable Landscapes

March 2014
Enrollment Now Open for 2014 Children’s Summer Camps at Phipps

March 2014
Phipps to Come Alive with the Sounds of Music for Spring Flower Show

March 2014
Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens as Finalist for the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

February 2014
Phipps Announces Line-Up of Major Shows and Events for 2014

February 2014
Phipps Executive Director Richard V. Piacentini Receives Carnegie Science Award

January 2014
Phipps and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to Collaborate on Swans in the Garden

January 2014
Phipps Announces Line-Up of Winter/Spring Science Education Youth Camps

January 2014
Phipps Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show Offers Cure for the Winter Blues

December 2013
Phipps Wins Design & Build with FSC Award for the Center for Sustainable Landscapes

December 2013
AMA Honors Phipps as Nonprofit Marketer of the Year and Hall of Fame Inductee

December 2013
Award-Winning Café Phipps Welcomes New Executive Chef

November 2013
Phipps Garden Center Enlivens the Season with Gifts and Greens Market

November 2013
Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Earns Four Stars SITES Certification

November 2013
Phipps’ Winter Flower Show and Winter Light Garden to Capture the Magic of Glass and Light

November 2013
Phipps and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Celebrate Light Up Night with Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes

October 2013
Let’s Move Pittsburgh to Host “Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice” Symposium

October 2013
Phipps Offers Free Admission Day through Generosity of Jack Buncher Foundation

September 2013
Phipps Announces Fall/Winter Line-Up of Science Education Programs for Children

September 2013
Phipps to Host Annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference in Mellon Park

September 2013
Phipps Executive Director Accepts Officer Position on International Living Future Institute Board

September 2013
Phipps to Host Two Special Botany in Action Events with Emerging Scientists

September 2013
Phipps Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Master Gardener Program

September 2013
Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Earns LEED Platinum Certification

September 2013
Phipps to Celebrate 120 Year Anniversary with Wines Under Glass Gala

August 2013
Rare Corpse Flower Blooms at Phipps, Causes Big Stink in Pittsburgh

August 2013
A Smell to Wake the Dead: Legendary Corpse Flower Set to Rise at Phipps

August 2013
Summer Crops Steal the Show at Phipps’ Red, Ripe and Roasted Celebration

July 2013
Phipps Receives Grant to Connect Pittsburgh High School Students with Nigerian Youth

July 2013
Phipps Cooks up Local Summer Bounty for Farm-to-Table Dinner

June 2013
Phipps Executive Director Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Connecticut

June 2013
Phipps Wins Prestigious Green Good Design Award for the Center for Sustainable Landscapes

June 2013
Phipps and Penn State Extension Welcome Celebrated Garden Designer David Culp to Pittsburgh

May 2013
Phipps Celebrates Summer with Jazz in the Garden and Farm-to-Table Dinner

May 2013
Pittsburgh Business Times Recognizes Phipps with Energy Leadership Award

May 2013
Phipps Children’s Discovery Garden Day Offers Fun Among the Flowers for Whole Families

April 2013
Phipps Announces 2013 Botany in Action Fellows

April 2013
77th Annual May Market at Phipps Kicks Off Spring for Pittsburgh’s Greenest Thumbs

April 2013
Phipps Executive Director Appointed to International Living Future Institute Board

April 2013
Phipps to Open Enchanting Butterfly Forest in Time for Earth Day

April 2013
Farmers at Phipps to Bring Fresh, Local and Organic Food to Oakland’s Schenley Park

March 2013
VisitPittsburgh Honors Phipps’ Richard V. Piacentini as Media Partner of the Year

March 2013
Enrollment Now Open for 2013 Children’s Summer Camps at Phipps

March 2013
Phipps Seeks Volunteer Docents for New Center for Sustainable Landscapes

March 2013
77th Annual May Market at Phipps Heralds Start of Spring for Pittsburgh’s Greenest Thumbs

February 2013
Phipps Reveals Splendor of Secret Gardens for Spring Flower Show 2013

February 2013
Phipps Celebrates Ancient Tradition with Tropical Forest India Yoga Festival

February 2013
Phipps Offers Feb. 25 Free Admission Day Courtesy of Jack Buncher Foundation

February 2013
Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens as Finalist for the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

February 2013
Western Pa. Garden and Landscape Symposium Brings National Gardening Experts to Pittsburgh

February 2013
One of Earth’s Greenest Buildings Opens Today at Phipps

February 2013
Phipps Garden Center to Serve as Site for American Society for Horticultural Science Exam

February 2013
Phipps Announces 2013 Line-Up of Major Shows, Exhibits and Events for All Ages

January 2013
Phipps Heats Up and Raises Glass Roof with New ‘Party in the Tropics’ Events

January 2013
One of Earth’s Greenest Buildings Opens at Phipps

January 2013
Phipps to Showcase Talents of Pittsburgh-Based Glass Artists for Summer Flower Show 2013

January 2013
Enrollment Now Open for 2013 Phipps Permaculture Design Certificate Course

January 2013
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl Declares Jan. 11 Phipps Volunteer Corps Day

January 2013
Phipps Announces Enhanced Membership Options with More Exclusive Events in 2013

January 2013
Phipps Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show Spotlights the Inspired Art of Nature

December 2012
Phipps Opens Registration for Winter Adult Education Classes

December 2012
Phipps Announces Winter/Spring Line-Up of Science Education Programs for Children

November 2012
New Winter Light Garden Illuminates the Holiday Season at Phipps

November 2012
Phipps Wins International Green Award as One of the World’s Most Sustainable NGOs

November 2012
Phipps Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show Spotlights the Inspired Art of Nature

November 2012
Phipps Garden Center Enlivens the Season with Holiday Tea and Gifts and Greens Market

November 2012
Phipps Selected as a Finalist for the International Green Awards

October 2012
Phipps and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Celebrate the Season with Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes

October 2012
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Launches 10,000 Tables Pledge in Support of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

October 2012
Phipps Offers Free Admission Day through Generosity of Jack Buncher Foundation

September 2012
Phipps to Host Annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference at Historic Botany Hall

September 2012
Phipps Announces 2012 Winter Flower Show Plans and New Winter Light Garden Display

September 2012
Phipps Director of Human Resources and Operations Receives Leadership Award

September 2012
Phipps Launches New Seasonal Programs to Immerse Children in the Natural World

September 2012
Phipps and Antioch University New England to Host Conservation Psychology Institute

September 2012
Phipps Garden Center to Serve as Site for American Society for Horticultural Science Exam

August 2012
Phipps to Host a Toast to a Greener Future at Wines Under Glass Garden Party

August 2012
Phipps’ Spectacular Fall Flower Show Highlights Harvest, History and Blooms in Many Hues

August 2012
Phipps Brunch in Bloom Emerges as One of Pittsburgh’s Best-Kept Foodie Secrets

August 2012
Phipps and Penn State Extension Bring Celebrated Garden Designer Gordon Hayward to Pittsburgh

August 2012
Phipps Celebrates the Bounty of Summer with Red, Ripe and Roasted Event

August 2012
Phipps Receives Energy Efficiency Grant from West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund

July 2012
Phipps Executive Director Richard V. Piacentini Receives Steinbrenner Institute Award of Merit

June 2012
Phipps Production Greenhouses Become First Ever to Earn LEED® Platinum Certification

June 2012
Patti Burns Prize in Environmental Communication Presented to North Allegheny Senior High School

June 2012
Phipps Executive Director Richard V. Piacentini Receives Living Building Challenge Hero Award

May 2012
Farmers at Phipps Brings Fresh, Local and Organic Food to the Conservatory’s Historic Green

May 2012
Café Phipps Receives National Restaurant Award from the Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability

April 2012
Phipps’ Summer Flower Show to Feature Feel-Good Plants and Fountains of Youth

April 2012
28th Annual Great Plant Auction to Benefit Phipps’ Multifaceted Education Programs

April 2012
Summer Camps at Phipps Connect Children to Science, Nature and Healthy Living

April 2012
Western Pennsylvania Garden and Landscape Symposium Returns with More Inspiration and Blooms

March 2012
Troy and Theodora Polamalu Tackle Childhood Obesity with Let's Move Pittsburgh

March 2012
Phipps Celebrates Plants, People and the Planet at Tropical Forest India Premiere Party

March 2012
Phipps Accepts Building Museums® Buildy Award for Innovative Tropical Forest Conservatory

March 2012
Phipps’ Spring Flower Show Brings Gardens around the Globe into Pittsburgh’s Backyard

February 2012
One of the World’s Greenest Buildings Comes to Life at Historic Phipps Conservatory Site

February 2012
Leading Green Building Expert Jason McLennan to Speak at Phipps Conservatory

January 2012
Phipps’ Tropical Forest India Debut to Offer Colorful Adventures

January 2012
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show at Phipps Reveals Wonders of Nature

December 2011
Phipps Encourages Pittsburghers to Ring in the New Year as Volunteers

Phipps Takes on the Living Building Challenge

December 2011
Recent Hire of Chef Shawn Carlson Brings Fresh Flavors to the Kitchen at Café Phipps

November 2011
Phipps and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Present Saturdays with the Sugar Plum Fairy

November 2011
Phipps Offers Brunch in Bloom during Festive Winter Flower Show

November 2011
New Patti Burns Prize at Phipps Will Honor Iconic Pittsburgher

November 2011
Phipps Creates Fresh Arrangement of The Nutcracker for Winter Flower Show

October 2011
Phipps Now Accepting Applications for 2012 Master Gardener Program

October 2011
Phipps to Host Annual Native Plant & Sustainability Conference at Garden Center in Mellon Park

October 2011
White House Chef Sam Kass to Give Keynote Address During Healthy Foods Symposia at Phipps

October 2011
Phipps’ Fall Flower Show Offers Trip Down Memory Lane, Lined with Mums!

October 2011
Phipps Serves as Lead Host for Two Major Symposia Inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign

September 2011
Phipps Eliminates Soda from its Cafe

September 2011
Phipps Welcomes Friends and Community Leaders for Wines Under Glass: Passage to India

August 2011
Buncher Family Foundation Funds Free Admission Day at Phipps

July 2011
Robert S. Mermelstein Named Phipps’ New Chief Financial Officer

June 2011
Phipps Joins First Lady Michelle Obama's Healthy Kids Initiative

June 2011
Phipps Executive Director Richard Piacentini Receives Prestigious American Public Garden Association Service Award

June 2011
Red, Ripe and Roasted: Tomato and Garlic Festival Returns

May 2011
Farmers at Phipps Returns to Conservatory's Historic Green

May 2011
Phipps Summer Camps

May 2011
May Market

May 2011
Summer Flower Show: Living Harmoniously with Nature

April 2011
Phipps Executive Director Honored with American Horticultural Society Award

April 2011
Phipps Hosts Great Plant Auction

April 2011
Western Pennsylvania Gardening & Landscaping Symposium

March 2011
Spring Flower Show

February 2011
Dine in the Forest

"Saving Biodiversity: Be the Change": A Presentation by Phipps Executive Director to the 4th World Botanic Garden Congress

January 2011
Phipps' Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show Debuts

November 2010
Winter Flower Show

November 2010
Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes: A Night of Nutcracker in the Garden

Acceptance Video: Phipps' Executive Director Accepts U.S. Green Building Council Leadership Award

November 2010
U.S. Green Building Council honors Phipps' Executive Director with Leadership Award

October 2010
Phipps Acquires Rare Corpse Flower, Just in Time for Halloween

October 2010
Fall Flower Show: Gothic Gardens in Autumn

October 2010
Phipps' EcoFABULOUS Garden Party

September 2010
Phipps is a Top 20 Non-Profit Power Purchaser

August 2010
Red, Ripe & Roasted: Tomato & Garlic Festival

August 2010
Buncher Family Foundation Free Admission Day

July 2010
Pittsburgh's Green Restaurant Goes Greener

July 2010
Agave americana Blooms in Yellow

July 2010
Summertime Gargoyle Nights

Phipps Featured on Growing a Greener World

June 2010
Phipps Chosen to Test New Green Rating System, SITES

May 2010
Farmers at Phipps runs June through October

May 2010
Dr. Phipps GreenLine On-Site Plant Clinics

May 2010
Phipps Summer Flower Show: Gargoyles in the Garden

April 2010
"May Market: Eco-Garden Festival" is May 7 and 8

April 2010
Western Pennsylvania Gardening & Landscaping Symposium

April 2010
26h Annual Great Plant Auction

April 2010
KDKA Morning News: Phipps' Agave americana with Margie Radebaugh

April 2010
Butterfly Forest 2010

April 2010
Phipps' Agave americana Grows Through the Roof!

April 2010
Phipps Names Candy-Striped Orchid Hybrid in Memory of Frank Sarris

March 2010
Spring Flower Show is in Full Bloom

March 2010
"Arias in Bloom" Gala: March 11, 2010

January 2010
Phipps Orchid Show Returns with Splendor

January 2010
Phipps Searches for New Docents, Hosts & Greeters

January 2010
Phipps Acquires Frabel Glass Sculptures for Permanent Collection

January 2010
Western Pennsylvania Leadership Awards presented to Phipps’ Executive Director

November 2009
Café Phipps Receives Prestigious Green Restaurant Certification

September 2009
Custom Table for G-20 Constructed from North Side Timber Reflected Phipps Commitment to Sustainability

September 2009
Phipps Conservatory Prepares for G-20 Summit With Help of Local Sponsors

August 2009
Phipps Named Site of Pittsburgh G-20 Summit Welcome and Dinner

August 2009
White House Press Release

June 2009
Phipps Hosts Unique Farmers Market for Summer and Fall

May 2009
Glass Artistry Returns To Phipps In A New, Must-See Exhibition

April 2009
The May Market At Phipps Is Back With A New Location

March 2009
Spring Is In The Air at Phipps

February 2009
Headwaters of the Amazon Opens at Phipps

January 2009
Exotic Orchid Show Returns to Phipps

December 2008
Phipps Prepares Tropical Forest for Amazon Display

November 2008
Phipps' Winter Flower Show Returns

November 2008
Phipps Wins First Place 2008 Evergreen Award from Eco-Structure Magazine

October 2008
Holiday Greens Sale at Phipps Garden Center-- Download Order Form Here

October 2008
Phipps Accepts Applications for Master Gardener Program

September 2008
Phipps Displays Chihuly Photography by Donald Robinson

September 2008
Phipps Receives Grant from Heinz Endowments

September 2008
Phipps Breaks Ground on Living Building

August 2008
Meet Moe, Phipps' Robotic Sheep


July 2008
Phipps Awards Sustainable Landscapes Certificates

July 2008
Phipps Conservatory Bans Bottled Water

June 2008
Phipps Receives Grant from RK Mellon

May 2008
Phipps Executive Director Receives Carnegie Science Award

April 2008
Chocolate! Sweetens Up Summer at Phipps

April 2008
Phipps Executive Director Receives Diamond Award

April 2008
Phipps Executive Director Honored with Travel & Tourism Award

March 2008
Phipps Releases The Green Journal

February 2008
Flowers Return to Phipps with Traditional, Elegant Spring Show

January 2008
Phipps Receives National High Performance Building Award

October 2007
Colcom Foundation Donates Chihuly Chandelier

May 2007
Chihuly at Phipps: Gardens & Glass

News, Awards and Recognition

Pittsburgh Region: A Green Tourism Destination (Our Region's Business)

Old-School Flower House Leaves LEED in the Dust (Grist)

Best of the World 2012 (National Geographic Traveler Magazine)

Inside Phipps' Center for Sustainable Landscapes: Making Clean Water, All in One Place (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

White House Chef Spurs Pittsburgh Health Push (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Museums Meet on 'Feeding the Spirit' (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Evolution of Phipps: Landmark Embraces the Future (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

September 2011
Phipps' Summer High School Internship Program: Learning for a Green Future

Sustainability Television: Phipps Integrative Design Case

USA Today: 10 Great Botanic Gardens Across the USA

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010

October 2009
Welcoming a World

Pittsburgh’s Glass House Leads Green Revolution

With G-20, Pittsburgh gets its 15 minutes

Pittsburgh's heart of steel still beats amid transformed city

Environmental Leadership of Public Gardens to Take the Global Stage at the Upcoming G-20 Summit

Environmental Innovation Began Early in Erstwhile 'Smoky City'

Obama calls Pittsburgh a model for the future

Local companies help Phipps Conservatory spruce up for world leaders

Phipps to close, City Council reschedules meeting

Why Pittsburgh for the G20?

Phipps Conservatory Closing To Public During G-20

Pittsburgh Hosts G-20 Summit

Key sites during G-20 summit in Pittsburgh

Phipps Conservatory Ready To Welcome World Leaders

Magee-Womens Hospital Grow with Edible Organic Plants (Pop City)

Artist Frabel's Glass Figures Transform Phipps Into World of Botanical Splendor (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

A Garden Full of Glass - Decorative Glass Magazine

Hans Godo Frabel Glass Exhibit - KDKA

Whimsical Glass Art Sprouts at Phipps - Pittsburgh Tribune Review

February 2009
The Living Building - h Magazine

Living Building Coming to Pittsburgh - Buildings Magazine

Phipps Conservatory Breaks Ground for New Green Building - The American Gardener

October 2008
Fall Flowers in the Spotlight at Phipps - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

New Window to the World - eco-structure Magazine Evergreen Award

September 2008
Phipps' Green Building Under Way - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 2008
Phipps New Building to be Super Green - Pittsburgh Tribune Review

September 2008
Phipps Will Be Greener Than Ever - Beaver County Times

September 2008
$20M Center for Sustainable Landscapes to Become One of World’s Greenest Buildings - Pop City

September 2008
Groundbreaking Scheduled for Phipps New Building - Pittsburgh Business Times

August 2008
Pittsburgh Puts Robots to Work - Wall Street Journal

August 2008
Phipps Celebrates Fresh, Local Vegetables - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

July 2008
Glass Reunion - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

July 2008
Phipps Project Green Heart - Pop City

July 2008
Phipps Goes Green - Beaver County Times

July 2008
Phipps Ends Sale of Bottled Water - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

July 2008
Phipps Bans Bottled Water - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

July 2008
Chihuly Works Will Become Permanent Fixtures at Phipps - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

July 2008
Phipps Acquires Pieces of Chihuly Glass Art - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

June 2008
Phipps Gets $5 Million to Go Greener in Expansion - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

June 2008
Using Recycled Products Pays Dividends - Pittsburgh Business Times

June 2008
Keep Off Butterflies, Please Don't Eat the Chocolate Flamingos - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

May 2008
Phipps Follows Serious with Sweet - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

April 2008
Raves: Phipps Always Astounds - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

April 2008
Phipps Opens its Butterfly Forest - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

April 2008
Newsmaker: Richard V. Piacentini - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

April 2008
Museums Sprout Green Architecture - Christian Science Monitor

April 2008
Phipps Releases Green Journal - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

March 2008
Back from Glass, Phipps Blooms Anew - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

March 2008
Flowers Take Center Stage - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

March 2008
What's Blooming at Phipps? - Beaver County Times

March 2008
Phipps Conservatory Looks to Top Successful Chihuly Glass Show with Chocolate - Pittsburgh Business Times

March 2008
Chihuly a Charm: Glass Exhibition Shatters Expectations - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Phipps is a beacon of green."; Joe Lamp'l, Garden Design

February 2008
Environmental Movement Finds a Place in Marketing - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

February 2008
Fragile Beauty of Chihuly Exhibit Ends Run at Phipps - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

January 2008
Phipps' Tropical Forest Goes Beyond Green - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

January 2008
Phipps Tropical Forest Goes Beyond Green - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

November 2007
Greening a Greenhouse - Glass Magazine

November 2007
Breathing Easy - Architect Magazine