NOTE: Tickets to our Winter Flower Show: Home for the Holidays are now available. All Phipps tickets must be purchased in advance, and safety protocols must be followed. Learn more about how you can join us!

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Pink Champagne?
    Dec 31
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Pink Champagne?

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Have a question about your perennials, houseplants or turf grass? Worried about pests in the garden, hydrangeas that won't bloom, or tomatoes that died on the vine? Dr. Phipps can help! Ask Dr. Phipps is a free service...

  • Phipps’ 2010 Decade in Review
    Dec 30
    2019

    Phipps’ 2010 Decade in Review

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    As 2019 draws to a close, we decided to take a look back at the past decade and remember some of the highlights we've experienced at Phipps. 

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 30 – Jan. 5
    Dec 30
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 30 – Jan. 5

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    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: All About Antlers
    Dec 26
    2019

    #bioPGH: All About Antlers

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

    White-tailed deer bucks will drop their antlers soon - what is the biology behind that? Let's explore!

  • The Night Before Winter Show: A Phipps Story
    Dec 24
    2019

    The Night Before Winter Show: A Phipps Story

    By Jennifer Torrance, Science Education Coordinator

    Spread some holiday magic by reading the tale of "The Night Before Winter Show" this holiday season! 

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 23 – 29
    Dec 23
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 23 – 29

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    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: Muskrats
    Dec 20
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Muskrats

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

    This week, let's dive into the world of an ecosystem engineer!

  • Local Winter Activities for the Whole Family
    Dec 18
    2019

    Local Winter Activities for the Whole Family

    By Sarah Cullo, LMP Coordinator

    As the weather gets colder we begin to cozy up indoors. Snow days and harsh winter weather can make it difficult to keep kids occupied during the day. Here are five ways you can keep your family busy and active during the winter...

  • 4 Things You Should Know About the Annals of Internal Medicine Red Meat Study
    Dec 17
    2019

    4 Things You Should Know About the Annals of Internal Medicine Red Meat Study

    By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

    Two months ago, a privately funded organization, known as NutriRECS, proposed revisions to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans concerning meat intake. Contrary to the World Cancer Research Fund’s recommendations of reducing...

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Marina Pawlesh
    Dec 17
    2019

    Volunteer Spotlight: Marina Pawlesh

    By Michael Macesich

    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...

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Plumeria Bloom
    Dec 17
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Plumeria Bloom

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Have a question about your perennials, houseplants or turf grass? Worried about pests in the garden, hydrangeas that won't bloom, or tomatoes that died on the vine? Dr. Phipps can help! Ask Dr. Phipps is a free service...

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 16 – 22
    Dec 16
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 16 – 22

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    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: Winter Ecology
    Dec 12
    2019

    #bioPGH: Winter Ecology

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

    Ecology is the study of interactions and relationships between living things and their environment - how does that change in the winter for our local organisms?

  • Food Allergies, Part 1: Overview and Definitions
    Dec 12
    2019

    Food Allergies, Part 1: Overview and Definitions

    By Ellen Marie Alonso Street, LMP Dietetic Intern

    Special dietary needs are quickly becoming more widely recognized and accepted, reflected by increasingly accommodating menu options, entire aisles reserved for gluten-free goods, and school policies that create safe environments...

  • Meet a Scientist: Lauren Schricker and Rachel Reeb
    Dec 11
    2019

    Meet a Scientist: Lauren Schricker and Rachel Reeb

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

     Lauren Schricker and Rachel Reeb are two local biologists who will be in the Tropical Forest this Saturday, December 14, from 1:30-3:30 pm, for Meet a Scientist Saturday!

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #2 Winners Announced!
    Dec 10
    2019

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #2 Winners Announced!

    By Emily Johns, High School Program Coordinator

    Thank you to all the schools that submitted entries for Challenge #2, Shade Our Schools – Leaves Are Cool!  This second challenge of the 2019-2020 school year was also the Fairchild Challenge Global Challenge....

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Saving Perennials
    Dec 10
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Saving Perennials

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Have a question about your perennials, houseplants or turf grass? Worried about pests in the garden, hydrangeas that won't bloom, or tomatoes that died on the vine? Dr. Phipps can help! Ask Dr. Phipps is a free service...

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 9 – 15
    Dec 09
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 9 – 15

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    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: Owl Prowls
    Dec 05
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Owl Prowls

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

    Owl prowls are my current favorite wintry evening activity - have you ever attended one?

  • One Pot Indian Cooking: Moong Dhal Kitchedi
    Dec 03
    2019

    One Pot Indian Cooking: Moong Dhal Kitchedi

    By Jayashree Iyengar, founder and owner of Popping Mustard Seeds

    In this Let’s Move Pittsburgh spotlight, we are featuring this blog post written by a Phipps’ favorite, Jayashree Iyengar. As the first instructor of the Phipps' culinary arts classes, Jayashree continues to bring...

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