• This Week at Phipps: July 31 – Aug. 6
    Jul 31
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: July 31 – Aug. 6

    By Phipps Conservatory

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • Weddings Under Glass: Courtney and Alex
    Jul 31
    2017

    Weddings Under Glass: Courtney and Alex

    By Hannah Nowicki

    Read about Courtney and Alex's "surprise of a lifetime" proposal and gorgeous September wedding and reception in Phipps' luscious Outdoor Garden.

  • #bioPGH Blog: A Star of a Flower!
    Jul 27
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: A Star of a Flower!

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Coordinator

    When is a single "flower" really hundreds of little flowers? Let's explore some of the stars of the family Asteraceae.

  • At The Market: Friendship Farms
    Jul 25
    2017

    At The Market: Friendship Farms

    By Carina Martin

    Almost everyone who stops at the Friendship Farms booth is drawn in by the sight of the fluffy scones, beguilingly dotted with chocolate chunks and bits of fruit. Some visitors are drawn to the sticky cinnamon rolls, some to the...

  • This Week at Phipps: July 24 – 30
    Jul 24
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: July 24 – 30

    By Phipps Conservatory

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • Policy Update: Standardized Expiration Labels
    Jul 21
    2017

    Policy Update: Standardized Expiration Labels

    By Kelly Regan, Let's Move Pittsburgh

    To increase awareness of children’s health and wellness initiatives, Phipps' Let’s Move Pittsburgh project provides Policy Update, a column on local, state and national health policies that impact you.   In...

  • #bioPGH Blog: What’s in a Name?
    Jul 20
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: What’s in a Name?

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Coordinator

    To ask an often rhetorical question, what is in a name? Let's start with the father of modern taxonomy to answer that.

  • At The Market: Cherish Creamery
    Jul 18
    2017

    At The Market: Cherish Creamery

    By Carina Martin

    All of Cherish Creamery’s livestock are organically raised on a family farm in Jefferson County, Pa., and their delicious goat milk cheeses are aged in-house. The plain chevre is a creamy, full-flavored delight that’s...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Bibb Lettuce
    Jul 18
    2017

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Bibb Lettuce

    By Dana Patton, executive chef, Café Phipps

    Looking for adventure in the kitchen? Our monthly What We're Cooking with Now post features a fresh produce ingredient, explains how to find the market's finest, and includes a recipe or suggestions to try at home. Bibb...

  • This Week at Phipps: July 17 – 23
    Jul 17
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: July 17 – 23

    By Phipps Conservatory

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • Ask Ginger: Refreshing Summer Drinks
    Jul 14
    2017

    Ask Ginger: Refreshing Summer Drinks

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    You've got questions ... we’ve got answers! Email your queries about healthy foods, physical activity and screen time for kids and Ginger will answer them here on the Phipps blog.   Q: Do you have...

  • #bioPGH Blog: A Tip-top Turtle
    Jul 13
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: A Tip-top Turtle

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Coordinator

    In honor of our new reptilian residents of Turtle Lagoon by the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, let’s explore the world of painted turtles!

  • Meet a Scientist: Mariah Denhart
    Jul 12
    2017

    Meet a Scientist: Mariah Denhart

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Coordinator

    Come meet scientist Mariah Denhart, developmental biology graduate student from the University of Pittsburgh, this Saturday, July 15, from 1:30-3:30 in the Tropical Forest!

  • At The Market: Wigle Whiskey
    Jul 11
    2017

    At The Market: Wigle Whiskey

    By Carina Martin

    Since its inception, Wigle Whiskey has operated on a strict “grain to glass” philosophy, crafting each spirit in their impressive collection from locally-produced, organic whole grains. Now celebrating its fifth...

  • This Week at Phipps: July 10 – 16
    Jul 10
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: July 10 – 16

    By Phipps Conservatory

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Dolores Nypaver
    Jul 06
    2017

    Volunteer Spotlight: Dolores Nypaver

    By Sarah Martin

    Phipps is well-known for our beautiful gardens, seasonal flower shows, pioneering sustainability initiatives, informative educational programs and community outreach. None of our work, however, would be possible without the...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Wonderful Wetlands
    Jul 06
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Wonderful Wetlands

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Coordinator

    Wetlands are among the most biologically productive habitat types in the world - learn more about it!

  • This Week at Phipps: July 3 – 9
    Jul 03
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: July 3 – 9

    By Phipps Conservatory

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...