May 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!
  • Jazz in the Garden

    SOLD OUT - Thursday, May 28; 7 – 10 p.m.

    Beat the summer heat with cool tunes as The Benny Benack Big Band performs classics from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Bublé and more at a very special evening of music, blooms, food and libations in our lush Outdoor Garden.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Discovery Garden Day

    Saturday, May 23; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Bring the whole family to Children's Discovery Garden for some hands-on, sensory fun. Together, you’ll learn about plants and their pollinators through games, a potting station, crafts and more — all free with Conservatory admission.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From beekeeping to bonsai and conifer care to compost, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.