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Exhibits & Events in August 2014

Members-Only:
BETA Art Tours
First and third Saturdays, July – October 2014
11 a.m. – noon
Discover the BETA Project, a new collection of art at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes designed to enhance and restore the bonds between people and the natural world. Tours are free for members; however, space is limited and reservations are required by the Thursday prior to each tour date. To reserve, please contact us at 412/622-6915, ext. 6505 or members@phipps.conservatory.org.
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.
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!
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.
Romero the Corpse Flower
Turns Over a New Leaf
Ongoing
Last year, he wowed thousands with his inimitable odor, and this year, he’s back with an amazing new look. After 10 dormant months, Romero has produced an enormous leaf to collect energy for his next big bloom. Visit the Tropical Forest Conservatory to see his transformation firsthand.

Weekend Happenings

August 2  at  11:00 AM
Healthy Eating for Kids
Smart eating and activity tips

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

August 3  at  1:30 PM
Moss Gardening
Growing and care basics

August 9  at  1:30 PM
Indian Spices and Herbs
Culinary herbs and spices, plus tastings

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

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

Exhibits & Events in September 2014

Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting Sept. 4, 2014
6 p.m., with networking and refreshments at 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!
Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party Sept. 5, 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.
Fall Round Up
Sept. 5, 6 and 7, 2014
Friday, 1 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phipps Garden Center
Headed to A Fair in the Park? Stop by our Shop in the Park at Phipps Garden Center, where we’ll be hosting a special sale on the patio along with a variety of other local vendors. You’re sure to find unique gifts for the greenest thumb in your life — and something special for yourself!
Garden to Plate Dinner
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Join us for an unforgettable Sunday dinner, a bountiful garden-to-plate feast of fresh, locally grown fare, select wines and special entertainment.
Tropical Forest India Festival
Sept. 21, 2014
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us in the Tropical Forest Conservatory for our final Tropical Forest India festival as we celebrate plants, food and culture through fun activities, live music, food tastings and more. The festival is free with Phipps admission.
Members-Only: Peek Behind the Petals
Sept. 27, 2014
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Take a fascinating look at the global adventures of our Botany in Action Fellows at this edition of our members-only Peek Behind the Petals series. This event is free for members; however, space is limited and reservations are required by Sept. 20. To reserve, please contact us at 412/622-6915, ext. 6505 or members@phipps.conservatory.org.
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.
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!
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.
Members-Only:
BETA Art Tours
First and third Saturdays, July – October 2014
11 a.m. – noon
Discover the BETA Project, a new collection of art at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes designed to enhance and restore the bonds between people and the natural world. Tours are free for members; however, space is limited and reservations are required by the Thursday prior to each tour date. To reserve, please contact us at 412/622-6915, ext. 6505 or members@phipps.conservatory.org.

Weekend Happenings

September 6  at  10:00 AM
Healthy Eating for Kids
Smart eating and activity tips

September 6  at  11:00 AM
Phipps Safe Lawn
Natural lawn care how-to

September 6  at  1:30 PM
Global Tea Rituals
Culture and consumption habits

September 7  at  1:30 PM
Lavender: The Wonder Herb
Benefits and uses

September 13  at  11:00 AM
Phipps Safe Lawn
Natural lawn care how-to

September 13  at  12:00 PM
Botanical Embroidery
Botanical embroidery showcase

September 14  at  12:30 PM
Origami
Origami flower demonstration

September 20  at  11:00 AM
Tropical Forest Festival
Family programs and activities

September 21  at  1:30 PM
Papermaking with Plants
All about handmade paper

September 27  at  11:00 AM
Phipps Safe Lawn
Natural lawn care how-to

September 27  at  1:30 PM
Bonsai
Bonsai basics from a Phipps expert

September 28  at  12:30 PM
Origami
Origami flower demonstration

Exhibits & Events in October 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.
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.
Members-Only:
BETA Art Tours
First and third Saturdays, July – October 2014
11 a.m. – noon
Discover the BETA Project, a new collection of art at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes designed to enhance and restore the bonds between people and the natural world. Tours are free for members; however, space is limited and reservations are required by the Thursday prior to each tour date. To reserve, please contact us at 412/622-6915, ext. 6505 or members@phipps.conservatory.org.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting Sept. 4, 2014
6 p.m., with networking and refreshments at 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!
Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party Sept. 5, 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.

Weekend Happenings

October 4  at  10:00 AM
Healthy Eating for Kids
Smart eating and activity tips

October 4  at  1:30 PM
Herbal Teas
Herbal teas and their health benefits

October 5  at  1:30 PM
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
Tips from a Master Gardener

October 11  at  1:30 PM
Eating for Health
Plant-based eating tips

October 12  at  12:30 PM
Origami
Origami flower demonstration

October 18  at  1:30 PM
Growing Gourmet Garlic
Garlic growing basics

October 19  at  1:30 PM
Magical Mystery Herbs
Herbs with a Halloween twist

October 20  at  1:30 PM
Indian Herbs and Spices
Culinary herbs and spices, plus tastings

October 26  at  1:30 PM
Spooktacular Floral Arrangements
Halloween-themed floral arranging

Exhibits & Events in November 2014

Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting Sept. 4, 2014
6 p.m., with networking and refreshments at 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!
Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party Sept. 5, 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.

Weekend Happenings

November 1  at  10:00 AM
Healthy Eating for Kids
Smart eating and activity tips

November 1  at  12:30 PM
Origami
Origami flower how-to

November 2  at  12:30 PM
Origami
Origami flower how-to

November 8  at  1:30 PM
Indian Spices and Herbs
Culinary herbs and spices, plus tastings

November 9  at  1:30 PM
Native American Medicinal Plants
Traditional medicinal uses of plants

November 15  at  1:30 PM
Tea Exploration
Interactive tea demonstration

November 16  at  1:30 PM
Knitting with Natural Plant Fibers
Natural fiber knitting possibilites

November 22  at  1:30 PM
Houseplants
Practical care tips

November 23  at  1:30 PM
Harvest Flowers
Bountiful seasonal floral arranging

November 29  at  1:30 PM
Bees Please
All about urban beekeeping

November 30  at  1:30 PM
Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs
The healing properties of herbs

Exhibits & Events in December 2014

Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting Sept. 4, 2014
6 p.m., with networking and refreshments at 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!
Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party Sept. 5, 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.

Weekend Happenings

December 6  at  12:30 PM
Origami
Origami flower how-to

December 6  at  1:30 PM
Healthy Eating for Kids
Smart eating and activity tips

December 7  at  1:30 PM
Conifer Identification
Different types of evergreens

December 13  at  1:30 PM
Holiday Papermaking
Seasonal papermaking

December 14  at  1:30 PM
African Rainforest Medicinal Plants
Traditional medicinal uses of plants

December 21  at  1:30 PM
Holiday Floral Arrangements
Festive floral arranging

December 27  at  12:30 PM
Origami
Origami flower how-to

December 28  at  1:30 PM
Floral Arrangements for the New Year
Holiday-themed floral arranging

December 30  at  1:30 PM
Festive Flowers
Celebratory plants beyond poinsettias