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This Week at Phipps March 20 - 26
Mar 20

This Week at Phipps March 20 - 26

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: 

  • Spring Flower Show: Five Senses of Splendor
    Explore our Spring Flower Show: Five Senses of Splendor that promises even more vibrance than ever! With features including a giant perfume bottle, harmonious chime canopies, a cascading fountain and more all surrounded by blooms in a rainbow of shades, your senses are sure to be delighted! 
  • Ikebana International Exhibit
    The Welcome Center Gallery is filled with Ikebana displays providing insight to this Japanese art of floral arrangement. View these gorgeous floral displays for yourself, courtesy of the Ikebana International Pittsburgh Chapter!   
  • 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.

Tues., March 21:

  • Silverpoint I & II |  6 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Silverpoint is a beautiful drawing medium, used by many Renaissance Artist prior to the use of graphite. This course allows new students to be able to practice and complete a 6” square botanical drawing and for more experienced students to be able to complete a 12“ square Natural History drawing.
  • Plants, Cuisine and Culture: Hawaiian Cuisine with Sheldon Simeon | 7 p.m. –  8 p.m
     In this series, renowned chefs, culinary historians, and authors from cultures around the world discuss how plants shaped their foodways. Sheldon Simeon was born in Hilo, Hawaii, and his culinary journey focuses on showcasing the authentic flavors of his homeland to a global audience.

Wed., March 22: 

  • 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 | Volume, Texture and Details | 6 p.m. –  9 p.m
    Continue to develop your observation and drawing skills to accurately render leaves, stems, roots and flowers in varying positions, capturing details and textures unique to the botanical subject.

Thurs., March 23:

  • Herbal Medicine Making | 6:30 p.m. –  8 p.m
    Learn how to work with various plants and make medicinal syrups, teas, and tinctures. Michelle Soto of Cutting Root Apothecary will share stories and information about each plant and how to use them medicinally
  • History of Colonial American Garden | 7 p.m. –  9 p.m
    Explore how these cultural styles were modified to fit the differences in the landscapes of North America by selecting different plants or blending elements to produce practical or pleasurable gardens.

Sat., March 25:

Photo ©  Paul g. Wiegman