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This Week at Phipps: May 6 –12
May 02
2024

This Week at Phipps: May 6 –12

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: 

  • NOW OPEN: Summer Flower Show: Under the Sea
    Starting Sat., May 4, dive into the magical underworld of the ocean with whimsical displays of an array of sea creatures, unique plant foliage and fantastic flora.
  • NOW OPEN: Butterfly Forest
    Starting Sat., May 4, watch colorful butterflies break free of their chrysalises to soar and glide among beautiful Phipps blooms. One may even land on you!
  • May Market
    Join us May 10 –11 to celebrate spring at our 88th annual May Market, a bustling marketplace where Phipps horticulturists, local nurseries, farms and other vendors come together for a market of ultra-green proportions. May Market is free and open to the public, making for the perfect Mother’s Day weekend outing!
  • 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.

Mon., May 6:

  • Italic Letter Calligraphy for Beginners | 6 – 8 p.m.
    n this engaging and insightful workshop, you will learn the beautiful Italic letter calligraphy with the art of Turkish decoration. Discover the historical significance, spiritual connection, artistic complexity, cultural expression, and aesthetic appeal of this captivating art form while mastering the techniques to create your very own calligraphy masterpiece. 

Tues., May 7: 

  • Personal Flowers to Wear: Boutonniere | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Just in time for prom and wedding season, this hands-on workshop will teach you how to construct boutonnieres that will be durable enough to withstand all the hugging, dancing and celebrating but are also still stylish and comfortable.

Wed., May 8: 

  • 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.
  • Indian Cuisine: Delightful Dosas | 6 – 8 p.m.
    Join Chef Jayashree Iyengar of Popping Mustard Seeds in learning to make Indian cuisine from scratch! Get started with dosas, the thin crepe-like crispy Indian breads! Dosas are typically served with chutney and sambar. In this class we will make sambar, a soupy sauce made with lentils and vegetables as a dip for the dosa. We’ll make 3 varieties of dosas and a chutney accompaniment.
  • Mother's Day Arrangement | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Surprise Mom with an arrangement made by YOU!  Come and learn how to take everyday flowers and turn them into something spectacular…worthy of giving to your mom on her special day!

Fri., May 10: 

  • May Market | 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
    Celebrate spring at our annual May Market, a bustling marketplace where Phipps horticulturists, local nurseries, farms and other vendors come together for a market of ultra-green proportions. May Market is free and open to the public, making for the perfect Mother’s Day weekend outing!

Sat., May 11:

  • May Market | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
    Celebrate spring at our annual May Market, a bustling marketplace where Phipps horticulturists, local nurseries, farms and other vendors come together for a market of ultra-green proportions. May Market is free and open to the public, making for the perfect Mother’s Day weekend outing!
  • Capturing Textures in Graphite | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Some of the most captivating botanical illustrations depict textures of the subject, but accurately translating them onto paper can be challenging. Tackle a variety of textures found in nature.
  • Colored Pencil II | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Students will work through all of the steps - from layout, photography and composition, to incorporating light and shadow to build form, to color layering and utilizing a range of colored pencil techniques - of completing a start-to-finish botanical drawing in colored pencil.

Photos © Paul Vladuchick