August 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

    Now Through Sept. 7

    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • 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.
  • Red, Ripe and Roasted

    Sunday, Aug. 30; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Delicious food and family fun abound at our tomato garlic festival benefiting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
  • 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.
  • National Living Lab

    Select dates; 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.
  • 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.
  • August Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From native edibles to fall perennials and much more, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • 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.