Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.
February Public Programs

Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class.

Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Tropical Forest Conservatory (except as noted below) for demonstrations on a wide variety of topics, free with admission! From orchid and bonsai care to origami, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.

Healthy Eating for Kids | Let’s Move Pittsburgh
Sat., Feb. 4 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Get smart eating and activity tips.

Orchids | Dave Miller
Sat., Feb. 4
Celebrate your orchid’s first birthday!

Origami | Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Sun., Feb. 5 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Make origami flowers.

Bonsai | Kevin Haughey
Sat., Feb. 11
Receive expert advice on training bonsai.

Early Spring Floral Design | Lorrie Easudes
Sun., Feb. 12
Arrange a floral design using early bloomers.

Tropical Forest Congo Festival | Sat., Feb. 18 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate our tropical forest exhibit.

Orchid Repotting 101 | Tim Choltco
Sun., Feb. 19
Learn the basics of repotting orchids.

Advanced Orchid Growing | Demetria Marsh
Sat., Feb. 25
Build your orchid collection.

African Foods | Ola Appetit Catering
Sun., Feb. 26
Learn how African food has been translated in the Americas.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • Phipps in Photos: 1893 – Present

    Fri., March 10, 2 – 8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., March 11 – 12, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    For one weekend only, Phipps invites you to travel back in time to explore the rich history of Pittsburgh’s glasshouse gem and its unique seasonal flower shows from 1893 to 2016.
  • The Art of Bonsai: Photographs

    Open Now

    In the Welcome Center Gallery, the traditional styles of bonsai are exhibited and explained through stark, highly detailed photography.
  • Peek Behind the Petals

    Sat., March 25; 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

    Get exclusive details on our next Tropical Forest exhibit at this behind-the-scenes event for members only.