This Week at Phipps: Aug. 7 – 13
Aug 07
2017

This Week at Phipps: Aug. 7 – 13

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. 7:

  • 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. 9:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Thurs., Aug. 10:

  • 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.
  • Arranging with Local Flowers  |  7 – 9 p.m. at Phipps Garden Center  |  R.S.V.P. required
    Learn how to transform basic farmers’ market bouquets and backyard cuttings into fun and unique arrangements. 

Fri., Aug. 11:

  • 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 Conservatory by twilight; we're open until 10 p.m.!

Sat., Aug. 12:

  • Saturday Plant Identification Walk  |  10 a.m. – noon at Phipps Garden Center  |  R.S.V.P. required
    Landscape architecture instructor and eminent plantsman Joshua Beblo will introduce you to dozens of plants in the landscape, focusing on a different theme with each session.
  • SEED Classroom and Observational Beehive Open Hours  |  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Phipps' revolutionary non-toxic SEED Classroom and observational beehive are now open for you to discover. Drop in! 
  • Origami  |  1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Make folded paper flowers with the Origami Club of Pittsburgh.

Sun., Aug. 13:

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman


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