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!

  • #bioPGH Blog: A Sunny Day in the Food Web
    May 29
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: A Sunny Day in the Food Web

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

    Can it be? Has sunny weather finally returned to Pittsburgh? It’s not just our rain-weary selves who are cheering, though - the sun is the master power source for nearly every food web on our planet!...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Mockingbird or Catbird?
    May 21
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: Mockingbird or Catbird?

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

    Have you ever been stumped by the mimic calls of catbirds and mockingbirds? Let's explore which bird you're hearing!

  • 2019 – 2020 Fairchild Challenge Awards Announced!
    May 20
    2020

    2019 – 2020 Fairchild Challenge Awards Announced!

    By Emily Johns, High School Program Coordinator

    Congratulations to all of our 2019 – 2020 Fairchild Challenge participants!  Through this year’s challenges you have created awesome sculptures from upcycled materials, painted beautiful nature scenes, collected...

  • Ask Dr Phipps: Plant Recommendations
    May 19
    2020

    Ask Dr Phipps: Plant Recommendations

    By Phipps Master Gardener

    Q. I have two questions. 1. What shrubs or bushes do you recommend for a privacy screen? 2. I’d like to populate the back of the yard, under the trees, with some bushes and flowers.  I have a good sense of choices for a...

  • Let’s Stay Connected: May 18 — 24
    May 18
    2020

    Let’s Stay Connected: May 18 — 24

    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....

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #4
    May 14
    2020

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #4

    By Emily Johns, High School Program Coordinator

    Thank you to all the schools who submitted entries for our fourth Fairchild Challenge of the year.  For this challenge, both middle and high school students created their own games! ...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Phlox or Dame’s Rocket?
    May 14
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: Phlox or Dame’s Rocket?

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

    In case anyone else has been confused like me, here are two different species of plants and how to tell them apart!

  • Stay Connected Virtually with Phipps!
    May 13
    2020

    Stay Connected Virtually with Phipps!

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    Select photos © Phil Johnson II

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Beautiful Bulb Bloom Succession
    May 12
    2020

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Beautiful Bulb Bloom Succession

    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: May 11 — 17
    May 11
    2020

    Let’s Stay Connected: May 11 — 17

    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....

  • #bioPGH Special Update: Asian Giant Hornet
    May 08
    2020

    #bioPGH Special Update: Asian Giant Hornet

    By Dr. Ryan Gott, Associate Director of Integrated Pest Management

    We've allseen the headlines but there is no reason to panic!

  • #bioPGH Blog: Murder Hornets, Bullfrogs, and Other Globetrotters
    May 08
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: Murder Hornets, Bullfrogs, and Other Globetrotters

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

    Let’s look a little more into the idea of non-native species, and see which of our own biota have become troublemakers abroad.

  • Learning About Fruit and Vegetable Gardens
    May 08
    2020

    Learning About Fruit and Vegetable Gardens

    By Jennifer Torrance, Science Education Coordinator

    Jennifer here with Gardening Tuesday! Did you know that your vegetable garden might be a fruit garden? By now, many of us have heard that a tomato is actually a fruit, but it doesn't stop at tomatoes. So what are the...

  • How to Keep Produce Fresh
    May 08
    2020

    How to Keep Produce Fresh

    By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

    Do you ever feel that your produce goes bad immediately after purchasing? Sick of soggy, wet greens filling your crisper drawer? You might not be storing your produce correctly! Check out this video where we discuss how to extend...

  • Happy Harvest Matching Game
    May 06
    2020

    Happy Harvest Matching Game

    By Sarah Cullo, LMP Program Coordinator

    This week we are talking all about harvest! Learn all about eating the rainbow while playing a matching game you can make at home.  

  • The Colors of Spring
    May 05
    2020

    The Colors of Spring

    By Julianna Razryadov, Curator of Horticulture

    Every week there is more color in my neighborhood. Can you find some of these near you? Phlox subulata has been blooming in my neighborhood and I want to bring attention to it today. This U.S. native is widely cultivated. I love...

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Urban Farming Concerns
    May 05
    2020

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Urban Farming Concerns

    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: May 4 — 10
    May 04
    2020

    Let’s Stay Connected: May 4 — 10

    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....

  • New Phipps Wallpaper for Your Desktop and Mobile
    May 01
    2020

    New Phipps Wallpaper for Your Desktop and Mobile

    By Phipps Conservatory

    While Phipps is closed to the public, it's nice to be able to take a little glasshouse splendor with you wherever you go. Download our new wallpapers for your desktop and mobile devices, which offer a fun, artistic...