This Week at Phipps: June 14 – June 20
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.
- Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls
Featuring one-of-a-kind displays of trolls inspired by the mythological creatures found in folklore and pop culture, this immersive, interactive exhibit is unlike anything Phipps has displayed before.
- Celebrating John Bauer, Painter of Trolls
In association with Jönköpings Läns Museum, Phipps presents selected works of John Bauer, Swedish painter and illustrator who focused on landscapes and mythology.
- 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.
- Wild About Geometry: A Virtual Youth Art Exhibit
This exhibit features artwork made by area middle school students participating in the Phipps Fairchild Challenge. In this challenge titled Wild About Geometry, students discovered geometric shapes and repetitions in nature.
Tues., June 15:
- Small Trees for Small Sites | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Every yard needs trees, but not all trees have to overpower the yard! Learn about a variety of locally adapted, commercially available species that reach 30 feet or so in height, attract wildlife and enhance the beauty of your landscape.
Wed., June 16:
- Virtual Story Time | 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Join us for stories, sing-alongs and fun activities you can do from home each Wednesday!
- Wild Wonders Virtual Summer Camp: Weirdest Plants in the World | 3 – 4 p.m.
Dissect plants, learn about weird ways that plants grow and explore some of the wackiest plants on Earth.
- Fresh Cut and Plants Together | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Adding live plants to your arrangements, such as air plants and succulents, adds a fresh dimension to your arrangements, as well as something for guests to take home. Learn how to incorporate live plants into your dazzling arrangements and design your own arrangement along with the instructor.
Thurs., June 17:
- Nurturing Nature Virtual Summer Camp: Nature in the City | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Learn about how biophilic cities are making connections between people and nature. Explore the wild animals that make their homes among skyscrapers and bridges. Discover ways that people can create access to green spaces in urban environments.
- BBQ Side Dishes that Steal the Show: Spiced Peanut Sweet Potato Salad and S’mores Bars | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Bring the party with you when you show up with these amazing, unique side dishes. These recipes are modern day classics that will be welcome at any summer gathering. Dive in with Chef Emily Larsen to put a tasty twist on these summer picnic classics!
- Perennials for a Sustainable Landscape | 7 – 9 p.m.
Perennials have unlimited value in the garden, whether they are planted in beds, used as accents around a mailbox or added to mixed borders. A garden with perennials is always changing as different ones come into bloom. Beautiful, exciting and challenging — perennial gardening is all of these and more.
Fri., June 18
- Botanical Beverages: Cocktails and Mocktails from the Garden | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Grab a partner and join Drew Cranisky of Independent Brewing Co. and Hanna Mosca from Grow Pittsburgh in this hands-on garden cocktail workshop.
- Virtual Environmental Film Series: Fermented | 8 p.m.
Join us as we discuss the film, Fermented with Trevor Ring, founder of Community Cultures.
Photos © Phil Johnson II