This Week at Phipps: Aug. 21 – 27
Aug 21
2017

This Week at Phipps: Aug. 21 – 27

By Phipps Conservatory

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:

  • SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath
    Ten years after Chihuly at Phipps, master glass artist Jason Gamrath brings a new twist to the art form, creating remarkably accurate botanical pieces on a massive scale, standing up to 14 feet tall.
  • Butterfly Forest 
    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive
    Join the more than 1,000 families who have switched their home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive free Phipps membership!
  • Tropical Forest Congo
    Explore some of Africa’s lushest landscapes and see botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps.

Mon., Aug. 21:

  • Make-a-Craft Mondays  |  10:30 a.m. – noon
    Create your very own Phipps masterpiece! Every Monday, children are invited to engage in nature-inspired arts-and-crafts projects using recyclable materials.

Wed., Aug. 23:

  • Story Time Wednesdays  |  10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Kids will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics.
  • SUPER. NATURAL. Artist Meet-and-Greet  |  2 – 5 p.m.
    For one very special afternoon engagement, master glass artist Jason Gamrath, creator of Phipps' SUPER. NATURAL. exhibit, will meet individually with fans to share insider secrets about the creation of his larger-than-life artworks.
  • Green Market at Phipps  |  2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    Refresh your lifestyle! Visit our front lawn to browse a colorful cornucopia of organic and sustainable goods from local vendors.
  • The Garden of Good and Evil  |  7 – 9 p.m. at Phipps Garden Center  |  R.S.V.P. required
    Create arrangements using various edible and medicinal flowers, as well as their poisonous counterparts.

Thurs., Aug. 24:

  • Story Time Thursdays  |  10:30 a.m.
    Kids will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics.

Fri., Aug. 25:

  • Pot-a-Plant Fridays  |  10:30 a.m. – noon
    Every Friday, children are introduced to the important connections between people, plants and the planet by potting their own fun plants to take home.
  • Enjoy the gardens by twilight; we're open until 10 p.m.!

Sat., Aug. 26:

Sun., Aug. 27:

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman


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