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This Week at Phipps: May 30 – June 5
May 31

This Week at Phipps: May 30 – June 5

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., June 1:

  • Watercolor Drybrush/Limning Techniques | 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Limning, a traditional painting method dating back to the Renaissance, has been used by botanical artists and illustrators for centuries and is still favored by those who need to portray their subjects with great precision. Receive online step-by-step instruction on this watercolor technique and practice it using high-quality photos of plants and flowers that you select as references.
  • In-Person Story Time | 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Come to Phipps for a fun story time among the flowers! Listen to our storyteller weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics. Story Time takes place in the outdoors during the warm months and in the Tropical Forest Conservatory the rest of the year. Each session lasts 30 minutes. 

  • Catch the Sun Mosaics | 7 – 9 p.m.
    Create your own summer-themed 8” x 12” sun-catcher using tumbled stained glass pieces.

Thurs., June 2:

  • Taste of the Season: June | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Join Chef Emily in tasting the seasons to learn how to create Strawberry Gazpacho with Kohlrabi Salad. 

Sun., June 5: 

  • BioBlitz Family Fun Festival | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    BioBlitz festival will bring together families, students, local scientists and naturalists, teachers and community leaders to explore the biodiversity of Schenley Park, meet local scientists and naturalists, and engage with community organizations and agencies – all free and open to the public!

Photo © Paul g. Wiegman