UPDATE: Phipps will reopen to members on Sat., June 6 and to the public on Sat., June 13. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and new safety protocols are required. Learn more about how you can join us!

  • #bioPGH Blog: Connecting to Nature on Tougher Days, Even from Indoors
    Apr 30
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: Connecting to Nature on Tougher Days, Even from Indoors

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

    Sometimes, getting outdoors is just not possible. Here are some ways to reconnect with the wild world.

  • Weeds in the Garden
    Apr 30
    2020

    Weeds in the Garden

    By Jennifer Torrance, Science Education Coordinator

    Jennifer here with Gardening Tuesday Week 4. If we have spent any time in the soil, we know well that our gardens need to be weeded. But what exactly is a “weed”? Often we have developed disdain for these...

  • Mindful Eating During the Quarantine
    Apr 30
    2020

    Mindful Eating During the Quarantine

    By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

    We stress eat for a lot of different reasons. Financial instability, family tension, stress at work, food insecurity, institutionalized racism...the list goes on and on. With the threat of coronavirus hovering over our heads, we...

  • Weddings Under Glass: Sarah and Ricardo
    Apr 30
    2020

    Weddings Under Glass: Sarah and Ricardo

    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...

  • The Scents of Spring
    Apr 30
    2020

    The Scents of Spring

    By Julianna Razryadov, Curator of Horticulture

    Spring continues to abound around us, giving us fragrant surprises that I’d like to focus on today. First the shrubs and trees. Throughout your neighborhood find large shrubs that have suddenly exploded with color. ...

  • Garlic Mustard Pesto
    Apr 29
    2020

    Garlic Mustard Pesto

    By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

    If you walked in the woods recently, you probably noticed the plant in the picture above densely decorating the forest floor. Labeled as an invasive species by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, garlic mustard takes root in many...

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Hillside Help
    Apr 28
    2020

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Hillside Help

    By Phipps Master Gardener

    Q: We have a hillside that is covered in ivy. It is difficult to access and weeds have gotten in and taken over. Last year we spent about 2 hrs. a week just to get a minimal control over the tall weeds. I am looking for another...

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Frank Muto
    Apr 28
    2020

    Volunteer Spotlight: Frank Muto

    By Alissa Grisler

    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...

  • Let’s Stay Connected: April 27 — May 3
    Apr 27
    2020

    Let’s Stay Connected: April 27 — May 3

    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....

  • Spring Flower Scavenger Hunt
    Apr 27
    2020

    Spring Flower Scavenger Hunt

    By Kelliann Walsh, Discovery Education Coordinator and Chris Salitrik, Discovery Education Specialist

    Our Discovery team is encouraging you to take the little learners in your life on a Spring Flower Scavenger Hunt this week. Use this original hand-drawn and watercolor scavenger hunt by Discovery Education Specialist Chris Salitrik...

  • Compost in a Jar
    Apr 24
    2020

    Compost in a Jar

    By Sarah Cullo, LMP Program Coordinator

    Learn about the process of composting with this experiment in a jar! A little bit of dirt, some sunshine and the right kind of garbage makes a magic potion for your plants. This experiment will set you up to compost on a bigger...

  • Veggie Scraps Pasta Sauce
    Apr 23
    2020

    Veggie Scraps Pasta Sauce

    By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

    Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to reflect on our environmental impact and make goals on how we can work together to reduce our carbon footprint. Reducing food waste does wonders for our planet and our people. Not sure where...

  • Get Composting for the Planet!
    Apr 23
    2020

    Get Composting for the Planet!

    By Jennifer Torrance, Science Education Coordinator

    It's Earth Week! What better time to learn about composting and reusing. Composting is a great way to help the Earth and help your garden, too!

  • #bioPGH Blog: iNaturalist and the City Nature Challenge – Part Two
    Apr 23
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: iNaturalist and the City Nature Challenge – Part Two

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

    Celebrate Earth Day weekend this April 24-27 by taking part in the City Nature Challenge!

  • Take Action for Earth Day
    Apr 22
    2020

    Take Action for Earth Day

    By Julianna Razryadov, Curator of Horticulture

    In honor of Earth Day this oast week, I encourage you all to take a small action locally.  You can do any activity that helps enrich the world around you.  Clean up garbage in your local park, learn about proper...

  • Let’s Stay Connected: April 20 – 26
    Apr 20
    2020

    Let’s Stay Connected: April 20 – 26

    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....

  • Using Plant Identification Apps to Celebrate Earth Day
    Apr 20
    2020

    Using Plant Identification Apps to Celebrate Earth Day

    By Julianna Razryadov, Curator of Horticulture

    It's Earth Day week! To celebrate, I went for a walk in the woods to share with you all some of the wonder you can discover with the help of a plant ID application. There are two I like to use – PlantSnap and Seek by...

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Spring Lawn Installation
    Apr 17
    2020

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Spring Lawn Installation

    By Phipps Master Gardener

    Q: I have a large patch of my yard that was recently disturbed with some construction. I would like to plant new grass in the spot and would like to maintain it organically. Can you give me some advice on how to get started? Also,...

  • “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” Soup Recipe
    Apr 17
    2020

    “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” Soup Recipe

    By Tess Monks, Botany Hall Kitchen Manager

    Tess Monks, Botany Hall ktichen manager at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens shares her recipe for a quick and easy "Everything But the Kitchen Sink" soup that you can make with many ingredients already in your kitchen or...

  • #bioPGH Blog: iNaturalist and the City Nature Challenge – Part One
    Apr 16
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: iNaturalist and the City Nature Challenge – Part One

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

    Have you tired the iNaturalist app? It's great way to learn more about the biodiversity around us!

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