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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 in honor of 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.

Vendor List*
Please note that some vendors accept cash only.

Always Summer Herbs
Artemis Botanicals
Bath Planet
Bel Monili
Bonne Amy Designs
Brenckle's Farms and Greenhouses
Café Phipps
Charmed by Nature
Cherry Valley Organics
Cider House Meadows
Designs by Samantha
Designs by Stephanie
Designs2c
Djoi Jewelry Designs
East End Trading Company
Edible Earth Farm
Friendship Farms
Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery
Go Carr Go – Kathryn Carr
greenSinner
Grow Pittsburgh
Gutter Helmet
juNxtaposition LLC
Kridler Gardens
La Cigale
Lamb’s Ear Farm
Linden Garden Club
M&M Robertson Farms
Mosaic Mitzi
Mulberry Creek Herb Farm
Nine Mile Run Watershed Association – Stormworks
Doug Oster
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
Carol Skinger
Shadyside Nursery
Slate Accents
Stem
Sylvania Natives
Talking Paint
Tastefully Simple
Tree Pittsburgh
Una Biologicals
Pam Werner
Urban Forestry
Whimsical Wonders
Who Cooks for You Farm
Wolf’s Den Pottery

* subject to updates and changes



Other Featured Exhibits & Events

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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!