• #bioPGH Blog: The Plant Without Chlorophyll
    Aug 17
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: The Plant Without Chlorophyll

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

    What would you call a beach without sand? A coffee shop without a latte? What about a plant without chlorophyll? That one is easy—Indian pipe!

  • Meet a Scientist: Layla Freeborn
    Aug 16
    2017

    Meet a Scientist: Layla Freeborn

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

    Learn about poison dart frogs and meet University of Pittbsurgh researcher Layla Freeborn in the Tropical Forest this Sat., Aug. 19, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

  • This Week at Phipps: Aug. 14 – 20
    Aug 13
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 14 – 20

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    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: Caitlin and Zach
    Aug 11
    2017

    Weddings Under Glass: Caitlin and Zach

    By Hannah Nowicki

    Weddings Under Glass is a monthly blog series where we highlight the stories of couples who chose to begin their happily ever after in the lush backdrop of Phipps, named one of the best outdoor garden wedding venues...

  • #bioPGH Blog: The Plants With a Bite!
    Aug 10
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: The Plants With a Bite!

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

    Pennsylvania is home to at least fourteen species of carnivorous plants; let’s explore our vicious vegetables, shall we?

  • At The Market: Mushrooms For Life
    Aug 07
    2017

    At The Market: Mushrooms For Life

    By Carina Martin

    At the Mushrooms for Life tent, tables brim with pungent delights. Maitake and chanterelle varieties boast a rich, beefy flavor, while oyster varieties — blue, king, and fluffy yellow — lend their velvety texture and...

  • This Week at Phipps: Aug. 7 – 13
    Aug 07
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 7 – 13

    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...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Late Summer Veggies
    Aug 03
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Late Summer Veggies

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

    Join us this week as we talk to Phipps horticulturalist Mike Bechtel about planting a late summer veggie garden!

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Betty Dillon
    Aug 03
    2017

    Volunteer Spotlight: Betty Dillon

    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...

  • At The Market: From the Earth
    Aug 01
    2017

    At The Market: From the Earth

    By Carina Martin

    Stepping under From the Earth's shady tent feels like entering an old-fashioned apothecary. Tinted bottles full of sweet-smelling herbal concoctions line the tables, along with handcrafted jewelry and décor. The sign...