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Join your fellow members for an exclusive first look at the secret gardens of Spring Flower Show.

NOTE: This event is booked to capacity; further reservations cannot be taken.

Phipps’ Spring Flower Show celebrates the return of warm weather in style with visual surprises and sweet scents that are sure to uplift guests of all ages after a long Pittsburgh winter. As a special thank you for your support, it is our pleasure to invite you, our cherished members, to join us for an exclusive first look at this rejuvenating new exhibit.

Evening Highlights
• Explore our new Spring Flower Show displays, inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s classic, The Secret Garden
• Attend a members-only reception with a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres
• Receive a 20-percent discount on all merchandise in The Shop at Phipps (excluding Chihuly and Fräbel glass)
• Stop by tables throughout the gardens to meet and talk with Phipps staff

This special night is free for members; however, pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot for the event, please contact us at 412/622-6915, ext. 6505 or members@phipps.conservatory.org by March 1.


More Member Exclusives

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

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.

Garden Variety: A Farm to Phipps Dinner
Sunday, July 21, 2013; 6:30-9 p.m.

Garden Crawl

Thursday, Aug. 29, 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

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.
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.
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!