July 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!
  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    July 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!
  • 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.
  • Summer Short Course with Allan Armitage

    Thursday, July 9, 2015; 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Join us in historic Botany Hall in Oakland for a day of lively and informative lectures given by nationally renowned gardening expert Dr. Allan Armitage. This Summer Short Course will explore the world of gardening with annuals, perennials, and native plants.
  • Tropical Forest Congo Festival

    Saturday, July 11; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Join us for a celebration of the culture and plants of the Congo. Participate in activities, enjoy live entertainment, and savor African fruit samples from Café Phipps. This event is free with admission to the conservatory.
  • Glasshouse Happy Hours

    Thursday, July 23; 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.
  • Christmas in July Sale

    July 31 – Aug. 1; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Visit our Garden Center shop in Mellon Park for two days of discounts on holiday home décor and more.
  • 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.
  • July Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From origami to orchids and medicinal plants to monarchs, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • National Living Lab

    Select dates; June – 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.
  • 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.