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This Week at Phipps: March 29 – April 4
Mar 29

This Week at Phipps: March 29 – April 4

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: Canopy of Color
    Don’t miss a new spectacular show creating color from above! In Spring Flower Show: Canopy of Color, Phipps' signature displays will delight not only in beds below, but baskets and designs above, creating a world of color waiting to be explored. 
  • As Long as the Grass, an exhibit by Lindsey french
    With the use of still images and videos, visiting artist Lindsey french presents As Long as the Grass, an exhibit of interdisciplinary artwork through the lens of phytovision. Phytovision, as both a practice of perception and a plant-oriented media, is an experiment to destabilize the primacy of human vision.
  • 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.

Mon., March 29:

  • Authentic Italian at Home: Antipasti Misti | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Learn to cook the Italian way right from your very own home. Join us live on Zoom for a cook-along class with Chef Justin Melnick. We’ll send you the grocery list, recipe and necessary materials so you can follow along at home. Each class will begin with a Q&A session with our chef.

Tues., March 30:

  • Spring Vegetable Gardening | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
    Don’t wait until Mother’s Day to plant your garden — make use of the spring season and plant cold-weather crops that can give you an early start or extra harvest in your garden this season. Explore the best crops for early planting and discuss cold weather crop protection strategies.

Wed., March 31:

  • 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!
  • World Flavors: Japanese Cuisine |  6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Itching to travel? Take a culinary tour around the world with Chef Rachel Homan. First stop, Thailand! We’ll be making chicken and veggie satay with peanut sauce, pad Thai, and spring rolls with po phiah dipping sauce. Next is Japan where we’ll have yakitori, miso soup and soba noodles. We’ll round out our tour in Korea with pan ju (pancake with scallions), dubu kimchi (quick crispy pork belly kimchi bowl, and dak bulgogi using chicken instead of beef.

Thurs., April 1:

  • Shrubs for Every Space | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Shrubs are the workhorses of the garden, adding structure and beauty in all seasons. Experience the vast variety available in size, texture, foliage, flower and fruit. Consider environmental conditions — including shade and deer pressure — as you learn how to find the right shrub for that special place.

Photos © Phil Johnson II