This Week at Phipps: Feb. 12 – 18
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.
- NOW OPEN: Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Into The Mist
This year's all-new engaging displays feature outstanding orchids and brilliant bonsai placed amid an evocative combination of water, mist and special lighting that provide a whole new way to enjoy fascinating specimens.
- Garden Railroad: Pennsylvania Through the Four Seasons
Garden Railroad: Pennsylvania Through the Four Seasons will divide our miniature world of trains, buildings and landscapes into showcases of the four seasons as experienced in distinctive PA fashion, with a beach, a county fair and a bike trail among many other whimsical and interactive features.
- We ❤ Veg Week
Starting on Feb. 9, the Café is holding a plant based pop-up called "WE ❤ VEG WEEK" to celebrate Valentine's Day! From Feb. 9 – 15, the Café will be preparing meals that emphasize a plant-based diet.
- NOW OPEN: Color, Texture, Shape: The Art of Deborah Sudran
A gifted painter fascinated with plants and nature, Deborah Sudran sought to communicate her emotional response to nature with compelling color and powerful imagery, including orchids, bromeliads and other species that complement the displays you'll see in the Conservatory.
- 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.
Wed., Feb. 14:
- 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.
Sat., Feb. 17:
- Bird Walks and Talks: Lovebird – Exploring Bird Courtships, Tweeters and Cheaters | 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Join us for a Valentine-themed talk about the romantic and scandalous dating life of our feathered neighbors, followed by a birding walk through Schenley Park.
- Hardscape in Design | 1 – 4 p.m.
Learn the basics of material selection, construction and drainage, as well as tips for completing simple DIY hardscape projects such as stone walkways and small retaining walls.
Photos © Paul Vladuchick