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This Week at Phipps: June 13 – 19
Jun 13

This Week at Phipps: June 13 – 19

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.
  • 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., June 14:

  • Make Your Own Succulent Wreath | 7 – 9 p.m.
    Succulents are striking, water-storing plants that make their mark in many unusual indoor and outdoor plantings. Learn about these beautiful, drought-resistant plants and use them to create your very own living wreath. Plus, discover other ways to use succulents in your home and garden.

Wed., June 15:

  • Herbal Medicine Making: Summer Series | 6:30 – 8 p.m.
    Medicine making is an ancient art that we can master today. This class is hands on from the comfort of your home. Learn how to work with a selection of plants and make medicinal syrups, teas and tinctures.

Fri., June 17:

  • Family Field Trip: Butterflies | 9:30 – 11 a.m.
    Join us in the Outdoor Garden as we explore the native flora and fauna present in the summer! Field trips include a 45 minute long lesson, a tour of the conservatory and a plant for each member of the family! Butterflies are some of the world’s most beautiful insects, but their bright patterns are more than just for show! Explore butterfly anatomy, learn about their lifecycle and metamorphosis and discover the fascinating ways they protect themselves in nature.

Photo © Phil Johnson II


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