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This Week at Phipps April 24 - 30
Apr 24

This Week at Phipps April 24 - 30

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 otherwise. 

Open Daily: 

  • COMING SOON: Flowers Meet Fashion: Inspired by Billy Porter
    This spectacular new show will feature brilliant horticultural displays and breathtaking fashion designs inspired by Billy Porter's local roots and iconic array of accomplishments as an award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright.
  • Ikebana International Exhibit
    The Welcome Center Gallery is filled with Ikebana displays providing insight to this Japanese art of floral arrangement. View these gorgeous floral displays for yourself, courtesy of the Ikebana International Pittsburgh Chapter!   
  • Tropical Forest Hawai‘i: Aloha ‘Aina
    Tropical Forest Hawai‘i: Aloha ‘Aina invites guests to take an exciting, immersive journey through the rich history, nature and culture of the Hawaiian archipelago. 
  • Planets Earth Virtual Exhibit
    A dynamic exhibit at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (and now online) addresses the pressing environmental issues of our time and proposes a new way of thinking about how to solve them.

Tues., April 25:

  • Corsage and Boutonniere |  6:30 – 8 p.m.
    Just in time for prom and wedding season, this hands-on workshop will teach you how to construct wrist corsages and boutonnieres that will be durable enough to withstand all the hugging, dancing and celebrating but are also still stylish and comfortable.
  • Backyard Gardening Series: Easy to Grow Backyard Fruit | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
    In this virtual gardening series, learn all the basics for starting your backyard garden, from planting seeds to harvesting fruit and everything in between.  Learn the differences between types of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries and how to purchase, plant, and maintain them.

Wed., April 26: 

  • In-Person Story Time | 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Kids will love visiting Phipps to listen to our storyteller weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics. Attend weekly sessions with a special child in your life!
  • Charcuterie Board | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Join Chef Emily in learning what makes the perfect charcuterie board. This class teaches knife skills, balancing flavors, plating techniques, and seasonal substitutions.

Thurs., April 27:


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