September 2016

  • Summer Flower Show: PlayGardens

    Daily Through Sun. Oct. 2

    In this playful new show, Phipps comes alive with the colors of summer fun, and each room offers interactive features, vintage garden décor and more.
  • Farmers at Phipps

    Wednesdays; 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.

    Refresh your food shopping experience! Visit our sustainably managed front lawn to browse one of only a few area farmers’ markets offering exclusively organic or Certified Naturally Grown fruits, vegetables and more from local farms.
  • Glasshouse Happy Hours: Oktoberfest

    Thurs., Sept 29; 6 – 8 p.m.; 21+ Only

    Join us as we partner with PUMP to continue our new series of happy hour events with MillerCoors beverages, inspired bites and a music by Madel Jager.
  • Botany in Action: Meet the Fellows

    Fri., Sept. 23; 5 – 7 p.m.

    Meet our Botany in Action research fellows and learn about their global adventures at this special one-night-only opportunity.
  • Peek Behind the Petals

    Sun., Sept. 25; 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

    Learn about the exciting scientific discoveries our Botany in Action Fellows made in 2015 and 2016 at this behind-the-scenes event for members only.
  • Tropical Forest Congo Festival

    Sun., Sept. 25; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Join us for a celebration of the culture and plants of the Congo. Participate in activities, enjoy live entertainment, and savor fruit samples from Café Phipps. This event is free with admission to the conservatory.
  • September Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m. except where noted

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From botanical embroidery to perennial care, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • SEED Classroom and Observational Beehive Open Hours

    Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Phipps' revolutionary new SEED Classroom and observational beehive are now open for you to discover. Drop in during our Saturday open hours and a graduate of our Learning for a Greener Future high school internship will show you around. No advance reservation is required.
  • Discovery Programs

    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Plus Additional Days As Available

    Join us for one of our weekly scheduled Discovery Programs to engage our youngest visitors with the wonders of the natural world. All programs are free with admission and require no advance registration.
  • David Morrison: Drawings

    Open Now

    On display in our Welcome Center gallery, this collection of hyperrealist colored pencil drawings by artist David Morrison illustrates the beautiful but ephemeral aspects of nature.
  • Tropical Forest Congo

    Open Now

    Explore our all-new exhibit featuring some of Africa’s lushest landscapes. See botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps and discover how indigenous peoples use plants to sustain and enrich their lives.
  • Members-Only Art Tours

    Saturdays, Sept. 3 and 17; 9 – 10:30 a.m.

    Tours are now full, but you may add your name to a waitlist. Explore Phipps' stunning art collections on a docent led tour through the campus, including the Outdoor Gardens and the Center for Sustainable Landscapes.
  • Environmental Film Series

    Fri., Sept. 16; 7 – 9 p.m.

    The Environmental Film Series is an exciting monthly event inviting community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries. Each viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with film producers, scientists and environmental advocates.
  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Family Yoga

    Sun., Sept. 18; 9 a.m.

    THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. Join us at Phipps for a free, family-style yoga class presented by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and Let’s Move Pittsburgh.