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.
Stock up on unique plants and gardening accessories, and talk with the experts at Phipps' 78th annual May Market.
Celebrate spring at our perennially popular May Market, a bustling marketplace where Phipps horticulturists, local garden clubs, nurseries, farms and other vendors come together for a plant sale of ultra-green proportions. May Market is free and open to the public, and on May 9, National Public Gardens Day, Conservatory admission is 50-percent off during event hours. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day weekend outing! Organic herbs and vegetable seedlings; tropical plants and succulents; low-maintenance perennials and shrubs on Phipps’ Top 10 Sustainable Plant Lists; native and rain garden plants; and many other seasonal favorites are among the offerings green thumbs can expect to find at May Market. Also available for sale will be everything from organic soil and landscaping materials to botanical art and natural body care products. As always, Phipps staff and Master Gardeners will be on hand to share advice, and delicious hand-dipped fondant strawberries — a traditional offering — will be served. Stay tuned for a list of 2014 vendors and make plans to join us.
Please note that some vendors accept cash only.
Always Summer Herbs
Brenckle's Farms and Greenhouses
Charmed by Nature
Cherry Valley Organics
Cider House Meadows
Designs by Samantha
Designs by Stephanie
Djoi Jewelry Designs
East End Trading Company
Edible Earth Farm
Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery
Go Carr Go – Kathryn Carr
Lamb’s Ear Farm
Amy Levier Designs
Linden Garden Club
M&M Robertson Farms
Mulberry Creek Herb Farm
Nine Mile Run Watershed Association – Stormworks
PaperPenScissorsPaint – Carol Skinger
Penn Hills Lawn and Garden
Phipps Shrubs and Tropicals
Pittsburgh Iris and Daylily Society
The Pretty1 Jewelry
Pucker Brush Farm
Renewal by Andersen
Rockledge Garden Club – Strawberries
Sand Hill Berries
Who Cooks for You Farm
Wolf’s Den Pottery
* subject to updates and changes
Other Featured Exhibits & Events
- Winter Light Garden
and Flower Show
- Nov. 28, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015;
Winter Light Garden open evenings 5 – 11 p.m.*
- Garden Railroad
- Candlelight Evenings
- Nov. 28, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015*
Extended Hours: Open until 11 p.m.
- Santa Visits
- Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 29 – Dec. 20, 2014, plus Nov. 28 and Dec. 1
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Gifts and Greens Market
- Dec. 4 – 6, 2014
Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Biophilia: Pittsburgh
- Next Meeting Dec. 4, 2014
6 p.m., with networking and refreshments at 5:30 p.m.
BETA Art Tours
- First and third Saturdays, December 2014
Next Tour Dec. 6, 2014
11 a.m. – noon
- Members-Only Shopping Hours and Discount
- Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
8 – 10 a.m.
- New Year's Eve Family Celebration
- Dec. 31, 2014
6 – 9 p.m.
- Tropical Forest India
- Now Open
- Romero the Corpse Flower
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