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Celebrate changing seasons and fluttering friends at this delightful garden gala.

Carol & Joe Massaro
Event Chair

Athena Sarris
Honorary Event Chair

Dr. Jeanne DeMoss and Dr. Theresa L. Nimick-Whiteside
Host Committee Co-Chairs


Join us for a garden party as we welcome beautiful butterflies back to our Stove Room and celebrate the return of spring. On this delightful evening, you are invited to enjoy select wines, refreshing themed cocktails, delectable hors d’oeuvres and other choice foods as live performers entertain. Plus, catch a sneak peak of Summer Flower Show and Garden Railroad as we make the transition from one enchanting season to the next.

VIP Reception 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Fine wines and small plates

Flights of Fancy Reception 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Wines and hors d'oeuvres
Live entertainment

Benefactor tickets are $150 per person and include the private VIP Reception at 6:30 p.m. and Flights of Fancy Reception at 7:30 p.m.

Patron tickets are $125 per person and include the Flights of Fancy Reception at 7:30 p.m.

Additional support levels include the Chairman's Circle ($5,000), Trustee's Society ($3,000), Director's Circle ($1,000) and Event Donors ($500).

Complimentary valet parking will be available. Attire is garden party cocktail, business and outrageous bowties!

To reserve your tickets, click on the "View Ticket Options" button below, or contact us at 412/651-5281 or reservations@phipps.conservatory.org. Please reply by April 17, 2014.

Questions? Please call Rachel Kernic at 412/622-6915, ext. 6404.

 

 
Benefactor

includes private VIP Reception at 6:30 p.m. and Flights of Fancy Reception at 7:30 p.m.

$150     
Patron

includes Flights of Fancy Reception at 7:30 p.m.

$125     
Additional Support - Chairman's Circle

 

$5,000     
Additional Support - Trustee's Society

 

$3,000     
Additional Support - Director's Circle

 

$1,000     
Additional Support - Event Donors

 

$500     


Honorary Host Committee
Phipps also invites you to help us lead this celebration in a special way by joining our Honorary Host Committee.



Other Featured Exhibits & Events

Three More Nights of Winter Lights
Jan. 30, 2015; 5 – 11 p.m.
Feb. 6 and 13, 2015; 5 – 10 p.m.
Take one more walk through the dazzling light displays in our Outdoor and Children’s Discovery Gardens while our indoor spaces transform for the Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show.
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show
Jan. 17 – March 1, 2015
Chase away the winter blues with the spectacular sight of orchid specimens arranged in beds and baskets, and see unique selections from our permanent collection of tropical bonsai.
Tropical Sundays
Sundays, Feb 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2015
Wear a tropical shirt and receive 50 percent off admission to relax under the palm trees, sway to music of Matthew Mazza and Carmen Bruno of the Tropical Sands Steel Band, and taste tropical fruit.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting Feb. 5, 2015
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!
Tropical Forest Congo
Opens Feb. 7, 2015
The beauty of the tropics flourishes as we unveil Tropical Forest Congo, a new exhibit featuring some of Africa’s lushest landscapes. See varieties of flora never before showcased at Phipps and discover how indigenous tribes use plants to sustain and enrich their lives.
Tropical Forest Congo Opening Festival
Feb. 7, 2015
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Be among the first to see our new Tropical Forest Congo exhibit as our guest at a special opening celebration. Family-friendly activities include a storytelling performance, African-inspired food sampling, cultural crafts and a pot-a-plant station — all free with Phipps admission.
Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party Feb. 13, 2015
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.
Hothouse Happy Hours
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
6 – 8 p.m.
Join us on Feb. 19 as we partner with the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP) to kick off Hothouse Happy Hours, a series of events for young professionals, featuring specialty cocktails, beer and wine, inspired bites and dynamic special guests.
Seed, Perennial and Seedling Swap: 2015 Garden Season Opener
Feb. 28, 2015
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main
Join Phipps and Grow Pittsburgh at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland to swap seeds and plants, learn tips and get ready for a great season of gardening. Bring seeds you saved from last year and take home an exciting selection to grow in your garden this year. Admission is free to the public.
Garden Railroad
Closes March 1, 2015
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.