October 2015

  • Summer Flower Show

    Open Through Sun., Oct. 4

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rugged Grace: Works by Heeyoung Kim

    Open Now

    Now on display in our Welcome Center gallery, a series of illustrations from nationally recognized contemporary botanical artist Heeyoung Kim explores the under-appreciated beauty of native plants and draws attention to rapidly decreasing plant populations.
  • Bee-Beneficial Natives

    Open now

    Now on display in the Center for Sustainable Landscapes atrium, this gallery highlights species of plants in the surrounding landscape that are beneficial to bees.
  • 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.
  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Oct. 1; 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!
  • October Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From birds and bonsai to essential oils and embroidery, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • Fall Flower Show

    Opens Saturday, Oct. 17

    This year’s show brings a new perspective to fall’s most famous flower as we showcase the growing and display traditions of chrysanthemums in Japanese horticulture.
  • Party in the Tropics

    Friday, Oct. 2; 7 - 11 p.m. (Ages 21+)

    Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.
  • Members-Only BETA Art Tour

    First and Third Saturdays through Jan. 11

    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.
  • Garden Railroad

    Opens Saturday, Oct. 17

    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.
  • Wines Under Glass: Flavours of the Continents

    Thursday, Oct. 22; 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.
  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh Family Yoga

    Sun., Oct. 25; 10 a.m.

    Join us at Phipps for a free, family-style yoga class presented by WHIRL Magazine and Let’s Move Pittsburgh.
  • Halloween Happenings

    Friday, Oct. 30; 4 – 8 p.m.

    Bring costumed kids for a spook-tacular time as we offer a host of fun family activities and healthy snacks, all free with Phipps admission.