November 2015

  • Winter Flower Show and Light Garden

    Opens Fri., Nov. 27
    Winter Light Garden open evenings 5 – 11 p.m.*

    Join us as we bring to life one of the most beloved carols of all time. With glowing evergreens, festive poinsettias, illuminated glass and our stunning outdoor Winter Light Garden, Phipps will sparkle and shine like never before.
  • Garden Railroad

    Open Now

    Watch the plots of fairy tales and fables like "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Three Little Pigs," Peter Pan and more come to life with interactive buttons, exquisitely detailed props and miniature living plants.
  • Saturdays with the Sugarplum Fairy

    Saturdays, Nov. 21 and Dec. 5; 11 – 11:30 a.m.

    Join Phipps and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for creative movement dance classes and story time sessions with a dancer in costume.
  • Candlelight Evenings

    Fri., Nov. 27 – Sun., Jan. 10
    Extended Hours: Open until 11 p.m.

    Winter Flower Show is even more enchanting at night as glowing candles light the walkways and live music fills the air.
  • Santa Visits

    Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 28 – Dec. 20 plus Nov. 27 and 30 and Dec. 21 – 23; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Bring little ones, or the entire family, to pose for a festive photo with Santa, free with Phipps admission.
  • November Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From food and fitness to essential oils and origami, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • Members-Only BETA Art Tour

    First and Third Saturdays through Jan. 2; 11 a.m. – noon

    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.
  • Learning for a Greener Future: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy original nature photography created by high school student participants in our 2015 Learning for a Greener Future summer internship.
  • 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.