UPDATE: Phipps is now open for your visit. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and new safety protocols are required. Learn more about how you can join us!

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Spindly Seedlings
    Mar 31
    2020

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Spindly Seedlings

    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...

  • Let’s Stay Connected: Spring Blooms, Fun Activities to Do at Home, Photo Archive and More!
    Mar 30
    2020

    Let’s Stay Connected: Spring Blooms, Fun Activities to Do at Home, Photo Archive and More!

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    We at Phipps are always thinking of our members, visitors and friends, and during these uncertain times, we want to provide you with nature's beauty and inspiration, just like we would if you were with us in the glasshouse....

  • 8 Tips to Keep Your Kids Busy and Happy
    Mar 30
    2020

    8 Tips to Keep Your Kids Busy and Happy

    By Sarah Cullo, Let's Move Pittsburgh Program Coordinator

    With nowhere to go, and practicing social distancing a very real part of our new normal, tap into a few ideas to help you stay sane and also burn out some of that quarantine energy.

  • #bioPGH Blog: The Awesome Opossum
    Mar 27
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: The Awesome Opossum

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

    When was the last time you asked someone their favorite animal and they responded with an enthusiastic “opossum!” Off the top of my head, I can’t recall such a moment either, though I’m sure it exists!...

  • Plant-Forward Pantry Guide
    Mar 26
    2020

    Plant-Forward Pantry Guide

    By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

    In efforts to prevent the pandemic COVID-19 from spreading, many of us are tucked away in our homes, only to go outside for meditative walks and to purchase necessities while we wait for the quarantine to pass. Grocery shopping is...

  • Beyond Burger vs. Impossible Burger - What’s the Difference?
    Mar 24
    2020

    Beyond Burger vs. Impossible Burger - What’s the Difference?

    By Zheng Zeng, University of Pittsburgh Nutrition and Dietetics Student

    The Beyond Burger​ ​use a variety of plant proteins from pea, mung bean, fava bean and brown rice to deliver a meaty taste. ​Cocoa butter, coconut oil and sunflower oil create a juice texture similar to the fat in...

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Dave Lance
    Mar 24
    2020

    Volunteer Spotlight: Dave Lance

    By Grace Simmons

    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: Early Spring Blooms
    Mar 24
    2020

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Early Spring Blooms

    By Phipps Master Gardener

    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...

  • Let’s Stay Connected: Flower Shows, Nature Blogs, Poppies and More
    Mar 23
    2020

    Let’s Stay Connected: Flower Shows, Nature Blogs, Poppies and More

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    We at Phipps are always thinking of our members, visitors and friends, and during these uncertain times, we want to provide you with nature's beauty and inspiration, just like we would if you were with us in the...

  • ABC Backyard Scavenger Hunt
    Mar 20
    2020

    ABC Backyard Scavenger Hunt

    By Sarah Cullo, LMP Program Coordinator

    Looking for an activity to keep your little ones busy? Send them out to the backyard to try out this ABC backyard scavenger hunt! This activity is a fun way to keep the kiddos busy and help them practice their alphabet while...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Five Databases You Can Explore at Home
    Mar 19
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: Five Databases You Can Explore at Home

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

    For those of you who are learning or teaching from home, here are five free databases to spark your sense of inquiry!

  • Shamrocks!
    Mar 18
    2020

    Shamrocks!

    By Jennifer Torrance, Science Education Coordinator

    What would you say a shamrock looks like?

  • Wonderful Worms
    Mar 18
    2020

    Wonderful Worms

    By Jennifer Torrance, Science Education Coordinator

    Worms play an important role in their environment and they're pretty cool too!

  • Sautéed Morel Mushrooms
    Mar 17
    2020

    Sautéed Morel Mushrooms

    By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

    Springtime is finally here! And you know what that means? It's morel mushroom hunting season! Morel mushrooms are nutty, buttery, and packed with iron and vitamin D. Boost the flavor and nutrients of your meals by adding these...

  • Ladybugs: Our Garden Helpers!
    Mar 17
    2020

    Ladybugs: Our Garden Helpers!

    By Emily Horner, Science Education Facilitator

    Looking for an exciting craft idea? Join us for some ladybug fun!

  • Top 10 Sustainable Plants of 2020
    Mar 17
    2020

    Top 10 Sustainable Plants of 2020

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    Smart plant selection is the single most effective way to create a low-maintenance, high-enjoyment garden. Read about our Top 10 Sustainable Plants list of 2020, selected for their non-invasive habits, as well as for their...

  • #bioPGH: Amphibians Ahead!
    Mar 12
    2020

    #bioPGH: Amphibians Ahead!

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

    If you’ve been following along the blog for a few years now, you can probably guess what I am looking forward to this time of year!

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Root Rot
    Mar 10
    2020

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Root Rot

    By Phipps Master Gardener

    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...

  • Weddings Under Glass: Alexandra and Nick
    Mar 09
    2020

    Weddings Under Glass: Alexandra and Nick

    By Alissa Grisler

    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...

  • This Week at Phipps: March 9 - 15
    Mar 09
    2020

    This Week at Phipps: March 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...

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