February 2017

  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show

    Open Now

    Escape to tropical paradise with the spectacular sight of vibrant and gorgeously varied orchids, and see unique intricately cultivated selections from our permanent collection of tropical bonsai.
  • Garden Railroad: 200 Years of Pittsburgh

    Open Now

    Travel back in time with Phipps' Garden Railroad as 200 years of Pittsburgh history come to life with interactive buttons, exquisitely detailed props and miniature living plants.
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive

    Mondays – Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – Close; Saturdays – Sundays All Day

    Switch your home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive a free Phipps membership!
  • Tropical Sundays

    Sundays, Feb. 19 and 26

    Wear a tropical shirt and receive 50 percent off admission to relax under the palm trees each Sunday during the month of February.
  • Fifth Annual Seed and Plant Swap

    Sat., Feb. 25; 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Hosted at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland)

    Join us and Grow Pittsburgh at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland to swap seeds and plants, acquire tips and get ready for a great season of gardening. Bring seeds you saved from last year and take home a new selection to grow this year. Free and open to the public.
  • Learning for a Greener Future: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy artistic photos of Phipps taken by high school students from the Learning for a Greener Future internship program.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • February Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From orchids and bonsai to floral design, 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.
  • 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.