March 2017

  • Spring Flower Show: Enchanted Forest

    Opens Sat., March 18

    Explore the captivating beauty of vibrant spring blooms as forest animals awake from hibernation to welcome the season.
  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show

    Open Now

    Escape to tropical paradise with the spectacular sight of vibrant and gorgeously varied orchids, and see unique intricately cultivated selections from our permanent collection of tropical bonsai.
  • 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.
  • Party in the Tropics

    Fridays, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7 and May 5; 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.
  • Phipps in Photos: 1893 – Present

    Fri., March 10, 2 – 8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., March 11 – 12, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    For one weekend only, Phipps invites you to travel back in time to explore the rich history of Pittsburgh’s glasshouse gem and its unique seasonal flower shows from 1893 to 2016.
  • Environmental Film Series

    Fridays, Jan. 20, Feb. 17 and March 17; 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.
  • Peek Behind the Petals

    Sat., March 25; 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

    Get exclusive details on our next Tropical Forest exhibit at this behind-the-scenes event for members only.
  • Learning for a Greener Future: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy artistic photos of Phipps taken by high school students from the Learning for a Greener Future internship program.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • March 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 origami to bonsai and home décor to compost, 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.