This Week at Phipps: Aug. 8 – 14
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.
- 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.
Tues., Aug. 9:
- Grilled Chicken Salad with Fresh Hummus | 6 – 8 p.m.
Create a delicious grilled chicken and heirloom tomato salad with roasted walnuts and goat cheese, fresh made hummus with toasted rosemary pita wedges, raspberry cream tartlets.
Wed., Aug. 10:
- 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. 11:
- Eating Seasonally: Fusilli with Tomato Sauce, Eggplant and Ricotta Salata with Green Garden Salad | 6 – 8 p.m.
Eating Seasonally: The surest way of cooking with good ingredients is to eat seasonally. In August we’ll whip up Fusilli with Tomato Sauce, Eggplant and Ricotta Salata served with a Garden Salad with homemade vinaigrette.
- Using Your Camera as a Garden Design Tool | 6:30 – 8 p.m.
See your garden through a photographer’s eyes and apply simple formulas that will change the way you view your garden and give you insight on planting and design.
Sat., Aug. 13:
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. 14:
- 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