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Enjoy a night of luxury and relaxation in our Tropical Forest Conservatory.

Reinforce your healthy New Year’s resolutions as you sample luxurious body care products, learn relaxation techniques, enjoy refreshing hors d’oeuvres, and soak up the serenity of our Tropical Forest Conservatory.

Have kids? Make it a night out for them, too! Children ages 4 to 9 are invited to participate in separate nature activities with Phipps staff while you relax and  enjoy your special  evening.

Registration for Members-Only Spa Night is $26.99 for adults. The cost for the separate children’s event is $20. To reserve, please contact us at members@phipps.conservatory.org, or 412/622-6915, ext. 6505. RSVP by Friday, Jan. 11, as space is limited.

Participating vendors:*
Anna Skincare
Apoidea Apiary
BYS Yoga
Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh
greenSinner
Johnnie Z. Zaracki Massage Therapy
Swartz T’ai Chi
Three Rivers Reiki and Reflexology
Una Biologicals

* subject to change

More Member Exclusives

Please also join us for the following members-only events:

Valentine’s Day Dinner
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Why settle for a bouquet when you can have a whole garden of flowers? Reserve today to savor an elegant prix fixe meal by candlelight in one of Pittsburgh’s most romantic settings. RSVP by Feb. 6.




Spring Flower Show Member Night
Saturday, March 9, 2013
6:30-9 p.m.
Get an exclusive first look at the secret gardens of Spring Flower Show, a gorgeous display of color and sweetly scented blooms. This event includes a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. RSVP by March 1.




Glasshouse Rock
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
6:30-9 p.m.
Shake off the mid-week blues and join us for a lively night of dueling rock ‘n roll piano music as you mingle and mix with friends, sample delicious hors d’oeuvres, and dance to your heart’s desire. RSVP by March 20.




Plus, stay tuned for details on these forthcoming member exclusives:

Garden Groove
Tuesday, May 14, 2013; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Floral Notes: Jazz in the Garden
Tuesday, June 18, 2013; 6:30-9 p.m.

Grape and Vine: An Evening of Wine
Wednesday, July 24, 2013; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Autumn Garden Crawl
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013; 6:30-9:30pm

Not a member? Become one today and gain access to these and other exclusive events!

Photo © Paul g. Wiegman



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.
Butterfly Forest
April 26 – Sept. 1, 2014
Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to soar and glide among colorful, bug-friendly blooms. One may even land on you!
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.
Members-Only:
BETA Art Tours
First and third Saturdays, July – August 2014
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.
Members-Only: Sound Walk
with Abby Aresty
July 26, 2014
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
This event is now booked to capacity; members may reserve to be placed on a waitlist. Members are invited to join artist Abby Aresty for a special “sound walk” through nearby Schenley Park and learn about Of Earth and Sun, her audio installation at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes. This event is free for members; however, space is limited and reservations are required.
Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party Aug. 1, 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.
Jack Buncher Foundation
Free Admission Day
Aug. 4, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phipps is thrilled to announce that all Conservatory guests will be admitted free of charge on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 thanks to a generous grant from the Jack Buncher Foundation. Join us on this special day to enjoy our Summer Flower Show, Butterfly Forest and Tropical Forest Conservatory.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting Aug. 7, 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!
Members-Only Bring a Friend Day
Aug. 11, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
On this special day, bring a nonmember guest to experience the serenity and beauty of Phipps free of charge. Just show your membership card at the admissions desk to give someone special a treat to remember!
Red, Ripe and Roasted: Tomato and Garlic Festival
Aug. 24, 2014
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate two of western Pennsylvania’s tastiest summer crops at our 10th annual tomato and garlic festival. Our historic front lawn will come alive with delicious food and family fun, including cooking demos, a farmer’s market, kids’ activities, special guests and more. Bring a donation for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and receive free admission!
Garden to Plate Dinner
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Join us for an unforgettable Sunday dinner, a bountiful garden-to-plate feast of fresh, locally grown fare, select wines and special entertainment.
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!