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Be among the first to experience Phipps’ dynamic new art project at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes.

Phipps members are invited to take a fascinating tour of the BETA (Biophilia Enhanced Through Art) Project, an inspiring collection of art at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL). Showcasing the work of more than 20 local, national and international artists, the BETA Project takes the CSL experience to a new level of sensory immersion and engagement, enhancing and restoring bonds between people and the natural world.

Tours are free for members; however, space is very 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.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Dec. 20

BETA Artists:
Abby Aresty
Jason Boone
Dee Briggs
Robert Charon
Dale Chihuly
Fairchild Challenge Students
Hans Godo Fräbel
Drew Hine, Vessel Studio
Luke Jacomb and Katherine Rutecki
Peter Johnson
Judith Kruger
Peter Lambert, Red Star Ironworks
Ellen Little
Phipps Horticulture
Kevin Robb
Donald M. Robinson
Carol Saunders
Paolo Soleri
Michael M. Strueber
P.C. Turczyn
Chiz Turnross
Paul g. Wiegman

Images, clockwise from top: “Mill Creek Summer,” Donald M. Robinson, photography; “Infinite Surrender,” P.C. Turczyn, museum quality digital print; “Reeds Series,” Dale Chihuly, acrylic on paper.



Other Featured Exhibits & Events

One More Night of Winter Lights
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
5 – 11 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.