This Week at Phipps: Aug. 1 – 7
Jul 28

This Week at Phipps: Aug. 1 – 7

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: 

  • 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. 
  • Summer Flower Show: Monet in Bloom 
    In this spectacular new show, our summer displays will give three-dimensional life to Monet's breathtaking scenes of delicate flora and dreamlike design — beloved works that have stood the test of time for 100 years. 
  • Butterfly Forest
    Butterfly Forest awes visitors with an up-close look of some of nature's most prized pollinators alongside the blossoming flowers that feed them.
  • Member Appreciation Month
    Here at Phipps, the support of our members makes so much possible. Throughout the month of August, we're celebrating membership with the following special offers! 
  • From the Same Bulb: 2005 – 2022, an Exhibit by Sue Abramson
    From the Same Bulb focuses on Sue Abramson's photographic work with the elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta) over the span of 17 years. 
  • 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.

Mon., Aug. 1:

  • Member Bring-A-Friend Day | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
    We invite members to share the beauty of Phipps with a nonmember free of charge! Each member will recieve free admission for one guest. Just reserve one free member ticket for yourself and bring your friend along. 

Wed., Aug. 3: 

  • ​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!
  • Botanical Drawing II | 6 – 9 p.m. 
    Apply skills gained in Botanical Drawing I to accurately capture various plant forms, details and textures that are unique to the subject.

Thurs., Aug. 4: 

Sat., Aug. 6:

  • Colored Pencil Florals on Black Paper I - V | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
    Discuss colored pencil opacity and explore key techniques for using colored pencil on black and very dark-colored surfaces to keep colors true and luminous. 

Sun., Aug. 7: 

  • Member Double Discount Days | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
    Members can visit The Shop at Phipps to receive double discounts on distinct, planet-friendly gifts inspired by the beauty of Phipps. Enjoy 20% off most gift shop items including gardening supplies, hand-crafted home décor and more. 

Photo © Paul Vladuchick and Paul g. Wiegman