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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 on May 9, 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
Bartsch Greenhouse
Bath Planet
Bel Monili
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
La Cigale
Lamb’s Ear Farm
Amy Levier Designs
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

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.