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Make the occasion even more dazzling by leading the festivities in a special way!

Honorary Event Chair
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Simmons



Honorary Host Committee Chair
Athena Sarris



Green Heart Awardee
Paula C. Sculley

 

We invite you to help us lead Wines Under Glass by joining our Honorary Host Committee. In this role, you will lend your name and special support to this important event by allowing Phipps to publish your name in the invitation, program and other promotional materials.

The Honorary Host Committee VIP Benefactor tickets are $250 per person and include the private VIP Reception with refreshment and food service at 6:30 p.m., special recognition and the Green Hearts Reception at 7:30 p.m. The Honorary Host Committee VIP Patron tickets are $200 per person and include the private VIP Reception at 6:30 p.m. and the Green Hearts Reception at 7:30 p.m.

On Thursday evening, September 19, civic and social benefactors will raise a glass to Phipps’ 120th year of inspiration and achievement with good friends, delectable food and captivating entertainment as the Conservatory turns on all of its charm with the shimmering glass sculptures of Summer Flower Show — and your participation as an Honorary Host will help make it all the more significant.

To reserve your tickets, click on the "View Ticket Options" button below.

Questions? Please contact Greg DuFour at gdufour@phipps.conservatory.org or 412/441-4442, ext. 3701.
 

 
Honorary Host VIP Benefactor

includes private VIP Reception at 6:30 p.m., special recognition, and Green Hearts Reception at 7:30 p.m.

$250     
Honorary Host VIP Patron

includes private VIP Reception at 6:30 p.m. and  Green Hearts Reception at 7:30 p.m.

$200     
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     



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.
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.
Members-Only:
BETA Art Tours
First and third Saturdays, July – October 2014
Next Tour Oct. 4
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.
Fall Flower Show
Oct. 18 – Nov. 9, 2014
In celebration of the harvest season and its changing hues, this colorful exhibit showcases beautiful chrysanthemums, vibrant foliage and other festive flowers as tiny trains wind their way through many of the Conservatory’s display rooms.
Halloween Happenings
Oct. 24, 2014
4 – 8 p.m.
When you feel a chill in the air and start to see pumpkins everywhere, you know it's almost Halloween! Bring costumed kids for a spooktacular time in the gardens as we offer a host of healthy snacks and family fun, including games and a pot-a-plant activity. All activities are 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!