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Be among the first to experience Phipps’ dynamic new art project at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes.

Phipps members are invited to take a fascinating tour of the BETA (Biophilia Enhanced Through Art) Project, an inspiring collection of art at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL). Showcasing the work of more than 20 local, national and international artists, the BETA Project takes the CSL experience to a new level of sensory immersion and engagement, enhancing and restoring bonds between people and the natural world.

Tours are free for members; however, space is very 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.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sept. 6
Sept. 20
Oct. 4
Oct. 18

BETA Artists:
Abby Aresty
Jason Boone
Dee Briggs
Robert Charon
Dale Chihuly
Fairchild Challenge Students
Hans Godo Fräbel
Drew Hine, Vessel Studio
Luke Jacomb and Katherine Rutecki
Peter Johnson
Judith Kruger
Peter Lambert, Red Star Ironworks
Ellen Little
Phipps Horticulture
Kevin Robb
Donald M. Robinson
Carol Saunders
Paolo Soleri
Michael M. Strueber
P.C. Turczyn
Chiz Turnross
Paul g. Wiegman

Images, clockwise from top: “Mill Creek Summer,” Donald M. Robinson, photography; “Infinite Surrender,” P.C. Turczyn, museum quality digital print; “Reeds Series,” Dale Chihuly, acrylic on paper.



Other Featured Exhibits & Events

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.
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.
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.
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.
Botany in Action: Meet the Scientists
Sept. 27, 2014
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Our Botany in Action fellows will be stationed throughout the Tropical Forest India exhibit to display their research tools, answer your questions and offer intriguing details about the work of field scientists.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting Oct. 2, 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 Oct. 3, 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.
Native Plant and Sustainability Conference
Nov. 1, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh
Phipps’ annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference brings together national experts for a one-day forum on plants, landscapes and our roles as environmental stewards. This year’s program pairs an entomologist with a landscape designer to help illuminate how a well-designed landscape can be a place of beauty while fulfilling several important ecological functions.
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.
Tropical Forest India
Now Open
Explore our new exhibit showcasing one of the most botanically rich regions of the world. Highlights include an Ayurvedic healing garden, spice and tea market displays, a stunning temple facade on Special Events Hall, and more!