Tropical Forest India
Are you ready for an adventure? Explore our new Tropical Forest India exhibit, and let us take you away to one of the most botanically rich regions of the world!
Come along as we embark on an adventure through some of the most botanically-diverse hotspots on the planet: the tropical forests of India. Featuring Ayurvedic healing gardens, cascading waterfalls, lush greenery, a field research station, and a stunning temple façade on Special Events Hall, our new Tropical Forest Conservatory exhibit interprets a world enlivened by vibrant color, exotic plants and animals, and ancient cultures that are as alive today as they were thousands of years ago.
In order to prepare for these displays, Assistant Curator of Horticulture Ben Dunigan and Interpretive Specialist Jordyn Melino journeyed to the Western Ghats in Nov. 2010, traveling by boat, train and even elephant to spice markets and plantations, national parks, botanical gardens, palaces, and tea factories to conduct their research and gain inspiration for creating an authentic exhibit that not only honors the beautiful land they traversed, but also the fascinating people they met along the way. And now, more than a year later, Tropical Forest India is ready to take you away to a special place where nature reigns supreme.
Other Featured Exhibits & Events
- Winter Light Garden
and Flower Show
- Nov. 29, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014;
Winter Light Garden open evenings 5 – 11 p.m.*
- Garden Railroad
- Now Open
- Candlelight Evenings
- Nov. 29, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014
Extended Hours: Open until 11 p.m.*
- Santa Visits
- Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 30 – Dec. 22, 2013, plus Nov. 29 and Dec. 2
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Inspire Speakers Series
- Second Thursday of every month, November 2013 – May 2014, except where noted
Next Event Dec. 12, 2013
5:30 – 8 p.m.
- Members-Only Shopping Hours and Discount
- Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
- Biophilia: Pittsburgh
- First Thursday of Each Month
Next Meeting Jan. 2, 2014
- Party in the Tropics
- Select Fridays
Next Party Jan. 3, 2014
7 – 11 p.m.
- Brunch in Bloom
- Sundays, Jan. 5 and 12, 2014
Seatings available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.