August 2015

  • Summer Flower Show

    Open Now

    Discover the vibrant hues, tantalizing textures and strange shapes of some of Earth’s most weird and wonderful botanical specimens in a show that will turn your head and treat your senses.
  • Butterfly Forest

    Open Now

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

    Wednesdays; 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.
  • Red, Ripe and Roasted

    Sunday, Aug. 30; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Delicious food and family fun abound at our tomato garlic festival benefiting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Aug. 6; 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!
  • Members-Only Bring a Friend Day

    Aug. 10

    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!
  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh Family Yoga

    Sunday, Aug. 16; 10 a.m.

    Join us on our front lawn for a free, family-style yoga class presented by WHIRL Magazine and Let’s Move Pittsburgh.
  • Members-Only BETA Art Tour

    First and Third Saturdays

    Take a fascinating members-only tour of 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.
  • SEED Classroom Open Hours

    Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Phipps' revolutionary new SEED Classroom is now open for you to discover. Drop in and a graduate of our Learning for a Greener Future high school internship will show you the modular, non-toxic building's amazing features. No advance reservation is required.
  • National Living Lab

    Select dates; August 2015

    Help make science happen! Assist Carnegie Mellon University researchers as they explore how children learn, and get a firsthand look at their important projects.
  • Bizarre and Beautiful: The Weird and Wonderful World of Botanical Art

    Open Now

    For this special Welcome Center gallery exhibit, Phipps has partnered with Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, to present a unique selection of illustrations highlighting the odd plants of Summer Flower Show.
  • Plants and Pollinators: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy original drawings depicting western Pa. plant and pollinator pairs created by middle and high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge environmental competition.
  • August Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From native edibles to fall perennials and much more, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.