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Enjoy a night of luxury and relaxation in our Tropical Forest Conservatory.

Reinforce your healthy New Year’s resolutions as you sample luxurious body care products, learn relaxation techniques, enjoy refreshing hors d’oeuvres, and soak up the serenity of our Tropical Forest Conservatory.

Have kids? Make it a night out for them, too! Children ages 4 to 9 are invited to participate in separate nature activities with Phipps staff while you relax and  enjoy your special  evening.

Registration for Members-Only Spa Night is $26.99 for adults. The cost for the separate children’s event is $20. To reserve, please contact us at members@phipps.conservatory.org, or 412/622-6915, ext. 6505. RSVP by Friday, Jan. 11, as space is limited.

Participating vendors:*
Anna Skincare
Apoidea Apiary
BYS Yoga
Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh
greenSinner
Johnnie Z. Zaracki Massage Therapy
Swartz T’ai Chi
Three Rivers Reiki and Reflexology
Una Biologicals

* subject to change

More Member Exclusives

Please also join us for the following members-only events:

Valentine’s Day Dinner
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Why settle for a bouquet when you can have a whole garden of flowers? Reserve today to savor an elegant prix fixe meal by candlelight in one of Pittsburgh’s most romantic settings. RSVP by Feb. 6.




Spring Flower Show Member Night
Saturday, March 9, 2013
6:30-9 p.m.
Get an exclusive first look at the secret gardens of Spring Flower Show, a gorgeous display of color and sweetly scented blooms. This event includes a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. RSVP by March 1.




Glasshouse Rock
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
6:30-9 p.m.
Shake off the mid-week blues and join us for a lively night of dueling rock ‘n roll piano music as you mingle and mix with friends, sample delicious hors d’oeuvres, and dance to your heart’s desire. RSVP by March 20.




Plus, stay tuned for details on these forthcoming member exclusives:

Garden Groove
Tuesday, May 14, 2013; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Floral Notes: Jazz in the Garden
Tuesday, June 18, 2013; 6:30-9 p.m.

Grape and Vine: An Evening of Wine
Wednesday, July 24, 2013; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Autumn Garden Crawl
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013; 6:30-9:30pm

Not a member? Become one today and gain access to these and other exclusive events!

Photo © Paul g. Wiegman



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.*
Take a walk in our Winter Wonderland as we bring to life one of the most beloved carols of all time. With glowing evergreens, festive poinsettias, illuminated glass and our stunning outdoor Winter Light Garden, Phipps will sparkle and shine like never before this holiday season.
*Weather permitting
Garden Railroad
Ongoing
A unique twist on the traditional Garden Railroad, this year's display takes you back in time to the California Gold Rush — complete with water features, interactive buttons for children to push, and miniature living plants.
Candlelight Evenings
Nov. 28, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015*
Extended Hours: Open until 11 p.m.
Winter Flower Show is even more enchanting at night – a time when glowing candles light your way and live music fills the air. 
*Note: Phipps will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 and reopen at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 26.
Santa Visits
Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 29 – Dec. 20, 2014, plus Nov. 28 and Dec. 1
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bring the kids, or the entire family, to pose for a photo with Santa: It’s a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season and share a special memory with your holiday mailing list! Santa Visits are free with Phipps admission.
Gifts and Greens Market
Dec. 4 – 6, 2014
Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public, this special holiday shopping tradition at Phipps Garden Center is sure to help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list this season.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting Dec. 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 Dec. 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.
Members-Only:
BETA Art Tours
First and third Saturdays, December 2014
Next Tour Dec. 6, 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.
Saturdays with the Sugarplum Fairy
Sat., Dec. 6 and 13, 2014
10:30 – 11 a.m.
Phipps and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre are pleased to present Saturdays with the Sugarplum Fairy, 30-minute creative movement dance classes and story time sessions with a dancer in costume. Activities are free with Conservatory admission and appropriate for comfortably-dressed children of all ages.
Members-Only Shopping Hours and Discount
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
8 – 10 a.m.
Members: Have the Shop at Phipps all to yourselves as we open early just for you. Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee as you browse our exquisite collection of unique gifts. Plus, get an extra 10-percent off on top of your member discount!
Family Fun Days
Dec. 26 – 30, 2014
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Featuring a variety of engaging educational activities, all free with the price of admission, these special days at the Conservatory are filled with adventure and fun.
New Year's Eve Family Celebration
Dec. 31, 2014
6 – 9 p.m.
At this family-friendly event, featuring a variety of activities for children, we will welcome 2015 with an early countdown at 8:45 p.m. so that everyone can join in the fun.
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!
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.