October 2016

  • Fall Flower Show: Bask in Nature’s Bounty

    Open Now Through Sun., Nov. 6

    In this year's Fall Flower Show, iconic harvest traditions come alive with the colors and activities of fall.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Café Phipps Pop-Up Prix Fixe

    Fridays, Oct. 21, Nov. 4 and Nov. 18; Reservations available between 6 and 7 p.m.

    For three very special Friday evenings, join us as Café Phipps transforms into an intimate gourmet restaurant and perfect romantic evening destination. Enjoy a delicious four-course meal, a complimentary glass of champagne and a romantic stroll through the moonlit conservatory.
  • Environmental Film Series

    Fri., Oct. 21; 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.
  • Wines Under Glass: Flavors of the Continents

    Thurs., Oct. 27; 6:30 – 10 p.m.

    Join revelers and friends for wine, cuisine and entertainment from around the globe as we celebrate Tropical Forest Congo and our gorgeous Fall Flower Show.
  • Halloween Happenings

    Fri., Oct. 28; 4 – 8 p.m.

    Bring costumed kids for a boo-tanical bash as we offer a host of fun family activities and healthy snacks, all free with Phipps admission.
  • Ashley Cecil, Augustina Droze and Deirdre Murphy: Emergent Patterns

    Open Now

    On display in our Center for Sustainable Landscapes, this exhibition showcases three remarkable artists whose works explore patterns of collective behavior in nature through painting, sculpture and textile design.
  • Highlights: Fall and Winter Flower Shows 1995 – 2015

    Open Now

    In this special photo exhibit in our Welcome Center, explore selected highlights from the past two decades of exuberant fall and winter shows.
  • October 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 birds and bonsai to origami, 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.
  • 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.