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Exhibits & Events in April 2014

Natives on the Rooftop
April 4 – June 8, 2014
Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park
Visit Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park to view gorgeous illustrations of native plants by our talented botanical art students.
Used Bulb Sale
Saturdays, April 5, 19 and 26, 2014
10 a.m. – noon
Attend our Used Bulb Sale for a chance to mix and match enough bulbs — including hyacinths, daffodils and lilies — to plant two pots, all for just $5!
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting April 17, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh is the pilot chapter for a Biophilia Network of creative minds meeting monthly to discuss strengthening the bond between people and the natural world through education, discussion and action. Meetings are free to attend; advance RSVP is required. Join the conversation!
Bowties & Butterflies
Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:30 – 10 p.m.
Join us for a spring time garden gala as we welcome beautiful butterflies back to our Stove Room and toast the return of warmer weather.
Butterfly Forest
April 26 – Sept. 1, 2014
Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to soar and glide among colorful, bug-friendly blooms. One may even land on you!
Garden Railroad
Now Open
A unique twist on the traditional Garden Railroad, this year's display takes you to Phipps Prehistoric Park — a whimsical world where dinosaurs are brought back to life! Full of surprises, detailed models, moving parts and trains, this can't-miss exhibit is a thrilling adventure for all ages.
Spring Flower Show
March 22 – April 20, 2014
Take a toe-tapping journey through a musical world where melodies bloom like flowers. Highlights include whimsical sculptures made out of up-cycled instruments, plantings designed to mimic the rise and fall of musical notes, and thousands of beautiful blooms.
Brunch in Bloom
Select Sundays, March – May 2014
Seatings available at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., except where noted
NOTE: Brunch in Bloom spring seatings are now sold out. Stay tuned for new dates coming this fall.

One of Pittsburgh’s best-kept foodie secrets returns! Join us to indulge in some of the freshest local, sustainable and seasonal flavors around town. Conservatory admission is included in the price!

Weekend Happenings

April 5  at  10:00 AM
Healthy Eating

April 5  at  1:30 PM
Introduction to Bonsai
Bonsai basics from a Phipps expert

April 6  at  1:30 PM
Glass Mosaics
Flower mosaic demonstration

April 12  at  1:30 PM
Wheatgrass for DIY Baskets
Growing wheatgrass for basket-making

April 13  at  1:30 PM
African Violets
Tips for growing a favorite houseplant

April 19  at  1:30 PM
Bees Please
All about urban beekeeping

April 20  at  1:30 PM
Easter, Spring and Other Things
Seasonal celebration among the blooms

April 26  at  1:30 PM
Cynthia's Parrot Pals
Meet and greet time with special birds

April 27  at  1:30 PM
Preparing Your Garden for Spring
Garden wake-up tips

Exhibits & Events in May 2014

Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party May 2, 2014
7 – 11 p.m.
Ages 21+
Gather your friends and get ready to dine, drink and dance the night away at Phipps! Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.
30th Annual Great Plant Auction
May 2, 2014
6 p.m.
This annual event is a plant lover’s dream: Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres as Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park transforms into an auction house for unique plants and garden accessories. Reservations are required.
May Market and National Public Gardens Day
May 9 and 10, 2014
Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A fun family outing held just before Mother’s Day, our 78th annual May Market features a wide selection of plants, including organic seedlings, specimens from our greenhouses and more. This event is free and open to the public, and in honor of National Public Gardens Day, admission to Phipps is half price during market hours.
Summer Flower Show
May 10 – Oct. 5, 2014
The whimsical miniature world of Garden Railroad takes center stage at Phipps this summer. With themed railroad displays in multiple exhibit rooms enhanced by unique plantings, interactive features and more, this show will bring the wonder of childhood to visitors of all ages.
Inspire Speakers Series
Second Thursday of every month, November 2013 – May 2014, except where noted
Next Event May 15, 2014
5 – 8 p.m.
Green Building Alliance (GBA) and Phipps collaborate to host a second year of all-star local and national guest speakers at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes. Registration with GBA is required.
From the Ground Up: Community Feast
May 31, 2014
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Join us for a lunchtime celebration with the high school student participants in our From the Ground Up food and culture program.
Discovery Garden Day
May 25, 2013
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bring the whole family to the Children's Discovery Garden for a day of hands-on, sensory fun. Together, you’ll learn about plants and their pollinators through games, potting stations, crafts and more — all free with Conservatory admission.
Garden Railroad
Now Open
A unique twist on the traditional Garden Railroad, this year's display takes you to Phipps Prehistoric Park — a whimsical world where dinosaurs are brought back to life! Full of surprises, detailed models, moving parts and trains, this can't-miss exhibit is a thrilling adventure for all ages.
Brunch in Bloom
Select Sundays, March – May 2014
Seatings available at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., except where noted
NOTE: Brunch in Bloom spring seatings are now sold out. Stay tuned for new dates coming this fall.

One of Pittsburgh’s best-kept foodie secrets returns! Join us to indulge in some of the freshest local, sustainable and seasonal flavors around town. Conservatory admission is included in the price!
Natives on the Rooftop
April 4 – June 8, 2014
Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park
Visit Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park to view gorgeous illustrations of native plants by our talented botanical art students.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting April 17, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh is the pilot chapter for a Biophilia Network of creative minds meeting monthly to discuss strengthening the bond between people and the natural world through education, discussion and action. Meetings are free to attend; advance RSVP is required. Join the conversation!
Butterfly Forest
April 26 – Sept. 1, 2014
Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to soar and glide among colorful, bug-friendly blooms. One may even land on you!

Weekend Happenings

May 3  at  10:00 AM
Healthy Eating for Kids
Smart eating and activity tips

May 3  at  1:30 PM
Essential Oils
Benefits and uses

May 4  at  1:30 PM
Natural Dyes
Natural craft materials

May 10  at  1:30 PM
Geraniums
Plant care basics

May 11  at  12:30 PM
Origami
Origami flower how-to

May 17  at  1:30 PM
Cynthia's Parrot Pals
Meet and greet time with special birds

May 18  at  1:30 PM
Perennial Gardening
Starting a perennial garden

May 24  at  1:30 PM
Indian Spices and Herbs
Culinary herbs and spices, plus tastings

May 25  at  1:30 PM
Succulents
Low maintenance porch plants

Exhibits & Events in June 2014

Farmers at Phipps
Wednesdays, June – October 2014
2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Refresh your food shopping experience! Visit our sustainably managed front lawn to browse organic and Certified Naturally Grown fruits, vegetables and more from local farms.
Garden Railroad
Now Open
A unique twist on the traditional Garden Railroad, this year's display takes you to Phipps Prehistoric Park — a whimsical world where dinosaurs are brought back to life! Full of surprises, detailed models, moving parts and trains, this can't-miss exhibit is a thrilling adventure for all ages.
Natives on the Rooftop
April 4 – June 8, 2014
Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park
Visit Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park to view gorgeous illustrations of native plants by our talented botanical art students.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting April 17, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh is the pilot chapter for a Biophilia Network of creative minds meeting monthly to discuss strengthening the bond between people and the natural world through education, discussion and action. Meetings are free to attend; advance RSVP is required. Join the conversation!
Butterfly Forest
April 26 – Sept. 1, 2014
Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to soar and glide among colorful, bug-friendly blooms. One may even land on you!
Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party May 2, 2014
7 – 11 p.m.
Ages 21+
Gather your friends and get ready to dine, drink and dance the night away at Phipps! Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.
Summer Flower Show
May 10 – Oct. 5, 2014
The whimsical miniature world of Garden Railroad takes center stage at Phipps this summer. With themed railroad displays in multiple exhibit rooms enhanced by unique plantings, interactive features and more, this show will bring the wonder of childhood to visitors of all ages.

Weekend Happenings

June 1  at  1:30 PM
Clean Air Plants
Clean air plant perks

June 7  at  10:00 AM
Healthy Eating for Kids
Smart eating and activity tips

June 7  at  1:30 PM
Feng Shui
Sacred space creation

June 8  at  1:30 PM
Lavender
Benefits and uses

June 14  at  1:30 PM
Bees Please
All about urban beekeeping

June 21  at  1:30 PM
Vermicomposting
Worm composting basics

June 22  at  1:30 PM
Tropicals in the Garden
Gardening with tropical plants

June 28  at  1:30 PM
Global Tea Rituals
Culture and consumption habits

June 29  at  1:30 PM
Hummingbird Gardens
Beneficial bird attraction

Exhibits & Events in July 2014

Garden Railroad
Now Open
A unique twist on the traditional Garden Railroad, this year's display takes you to Phipps Prehistoric Park — a whimsical world where dinosaurs are brought back to life! Full of surprises, detailed models, moving parts and trains, this can't-miss exhibit is a thrilling adventure for all ages.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting April 17, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh is the pilot chapter for a Biophilia Network of creative minds meeting monthly to discuss strengthening the bond between people and the natural world through education, discussion and action. Meetings are free to attend; advance RSVP is required. Join the conversation!
Butterfly Forest
April 26 – Sept. 1, 2014
Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to soar and glide among colorful, bug-friendly blooms. One may even land on you!
Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party May 2, 2014
7 – 11 p.m.
Ages 21+
Gather your friends and get ready to dine, drink and dance the night away at Phipps! Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.
Summer Flower Show
May 10 – Oct. 5, 2014
The whimsical miniature world of Garden Railroad takes center stage at Phipps this summer. With themed railroad displays in multiple exhibit rooms enhanced by unique plantings, interactive features and more, this show will bring the wonder of childhood to visitors of all ages.
Farmers at Phipps
Wednesdays, June – October 2014
2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Refresh your food shopping experience! Visit our sustainably managed front lawn to browse organic and Certified Naturally Grown fruits, vegetables and more from local farms.

Weekend Happenings

July 5  at  10:00 AM
Healthy Eating for Kids
Smart eating and activity tips

July 5  at  1:30 PM
Lavender
Benefits and uses

July 6  at  1:30 PM
Ant That Beautiful?
Whimsical picnic arrangements

July 12  at  1:30 PM
Tea Exploration
Interactive tea demonstration

July 13  at  12:30 PM
Origami
Origami flower how-to

July 19  at  1:30 PM
Butterfly Gardening
Beneficial butterfly attraction

July 20  at  1:30 PM
Bees Please
All about urban beekeeping

July 26  at  1:30 PM
Indian Spices and Herbs
Culinary herbs and spices, plus tastings

July 27  at  1:30 PM
All-American Rose Society Winners
Garden-friendly characteristics

Exhibits & Events in August 2014

Garden Railroad
Now Open
A unique twist on the traditional Garden Railroad, this year's display takes you to Phipps Prehistoric Park — a whimsical world where dinosaurs are brought back to life! Full of surprises, detailed models, moving parts and trains, this can't-miss exhibit is a thrilling adventure for all ages.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting April 17, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh is the pilot chapter for a Biophilia Network of creative minds meeting monthly to discuss strengthening the bond between people and the natural world through education, discussion and action. Meetings are free to attend; advance RSVP is required. Join the conversation!
Butterfly Forest
April 26 – Sept. 1, 2014
Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to soar and glide among colorful, bug-friendly blooms. One may even land on you!
Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party May 2, 2014
7 – 11 p.m.
Ages 21+
Gather your friends and get ready to dine, drink and dance the night away at Phipps! Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.
Summer Flower Show
May 10 – Oct. 5, 2014
The whimsical miniature world of Garden Railroad takes center stage at Phipps this summer. With themed railroad displays in multiple exhibit rooms enhanced by unique plantings, interactive features and more, this show will bring the wonder of childhood to visitors of all ages.
Farmers at Phipps
Wednesdays, June – October 2014
2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Refresh your food shopping experience! Visit our sustainably managed front lawn to browse organic and Certified Naturally Grown fruits, vegetables and more from local farms.

Weekend Happenings

August 2  at  10:00 AM
Healthy Eating for Kids
Smart eating and activity tips

August 2  at  1:30 PM
Bees Please
All about urban beekeeping

August 9  at  1:30 PM
Cynthia's Parrot Pals
Meet and greet time with special birds

August 10  at  1:30 PM
Feast for the Eyes
Delicious floral arrangements

August 16  at  1:30 PM
Bees Please
All about urban beekeeping

August 17  at  1:30 PM
Perennials for Sun
Garden light lovers

August 23  at  1:30 PM
Perennials for Shade
Garden shade lovers

August 24  at  12:30 PM
Origami
Origami flower how-to

August 30  at  1:30 PM
Global Tea Rituals
Culture and consumption habits

August 30  at  1:30 PM
Moss Gardening
Growing and care basics

August 31  at  1:30 PM
Planning for Autumn
Garden-inspired decorations

Exhibits & Events in September 2014

Garden Railroad
Now Open
A unique twist on the traditional Garden Railroad, this year's display takes you to Phipps Prehistoric Park — a whimsical world where dinosaurs are brought back to life! Full of surprises, detailed models, moving parts and trains, this can't-miss exhibit is a thrilling adventure for all ages.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting April 17, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh is the pilot chapter for a Biophilia Network of creative minds meeting monthly to discuss strengthening the bond between people and the natural world through education, discussion and action. Meetings are free to attend; advance RSVP is required. Join the conversation!
Butterfly Forest
April 26 – Sept. 1, 2014
Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to soar and glide among colorful, bug-friendly blooms. One may even land on you!
Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party May 2, 2014
7 – 11 p.m.
Ages 21+
Gather your friends and get ready to dine, drink and dance the night away at Phipps! Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.
Summer Flower Show
May 10 – Oct. 5, 2014
The whimsical miniature world of Garden Railroad takes center stage at Phipps this summer. With themed railroad displays in multiple exhibit rooms enhanced by unique plantings, interactive features and more, this show will bring the wonder of childhood to visitors of all ages.
Farmers at Phipps
Wednesdays, June – October 2014
2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Refresh your food shopping experience! Visit our sustainably managed front lawn to browse organic and Certified Naturally Grown fruits, vegetables and more from local farms.