April 2015

  • Spring Flower Show

    March 14 - April 12

    After another cold winter, this annual exhibit is the perfect reward for the senses, and our 2015 show will not disappoint as it celebrates the season of regrowth with a bevy of bright blooms.
  • Used Bulb Sales

    March 28; April 11 and 25; 9:30 - 11 a.m.

    Take a piece of Spring Flower Show home with you by participating in one of our annual sales. Come early for the best selection!
  • Tropical Forest Congo

    Now Open

    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.
  • April Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From beekeeping to bonsai and conifer care to compost, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    April 2; 6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and networking)

    Biophilia: Pittsburgh meets monthly to discuss how citizens can strengthen the bond between people and nature through education and action. Registration is required but events are free to attend. Join the conversation!
  • Party in the Tropics

    April 3; 7 - 11 p.m. (Ages 21+)

    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.
  • Glasshouse Happy Hours

    April 9; 6 - 8 p.m.

    Join us as we partner with PUMP to continue our new series of happy hour events for young professionals, featuring specialty cocktails, inspired bites and dynamic special guests.
  • Yoga Garden Pgh

    April 12; 11 a.m.

    Join us on our front lawn for Yoga Garden Pgh, a free, family-style yoga class presented by Let’s Move Pittsburgh and ivivva.
  • Tropical Forest Congo: The Premiere Party

    April 23; 6:30 – 10 p.m.

    Join us for the grand opening of Tropical Forest Congo: a special celebration of the plants, people and cultures of Africa’s Congo River Basin.
  • Butterfly Forest

    April 25 - Sept. 7

    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • FutureFest 2015

    April 25; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Want to see the future? Get a glimpse of the world of tomorrow through art, demonstrations, performances, science, hands-on activities and more fun for all ages right on our front lawn.