This Week at Phipps: May 16 – 22
May 16

This Week at Phipps: May 16 – 22

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.

Wed., May 18:

  • Woody Plants I: Shrubs | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Woody Shrubs are the unsung heroes of our gardens, providing year-round interest with blooms, fruit, foliage, and structure. This hands-on course will challenge you to learn to identify a wide variety of shrubs, their seasonal beauties and cultural requirements. 

Thurs., May 19:

  • 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. 

Fri., May 20:

  • Virtual Environmental Film Series May Showing: Chocolate Road | 7 p.m. 
    Join us for a conversation about this month's Virtual Environmental Film as we discover where chocolate comes from. Three renowned chocolatiers - Maribel Lieberman, Susumu Koyama and Mikkel Friis-Holm - take us through the process of craft chocolate-making, starting from the plantations, through the different stages of preparation of the beans and all the way to the final chocolate pieces

Sat., May 21:

  • Shinrin Yoku: Guided Forest Therapy Walk | 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Come join Forest Awakenings for a relaxing nature retreat shaped by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku. Over the course of three mindful hours, we’ll slow down and connect with the More Than Human World in a deeper, more intimate way.

Photo © Paul g. Wiegman