This Week at Phipps: May 6 – 12
May 06
2019

This Week at Phipps: May 6 – 12

By Phipps Conservatory

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:

  • Van Gogh in Bloom  |  Opens Sat., May 11!
    Experience the captivating work of Vincent van Gogh brought to three-dimensional life through vibrant blooms, majestic trees and hand-crafted props as recreations of his legendary paintings take center stage at Phipps.
  • Butterfly Forest
    Watch colorful butterflies break free of their chrysalises to soar and glide among beautiful Phipps blooms. One may even land on you!
  • The Plants That Inspired Van Gogh: A Photographic Exploration
    In our Welcome Center Gallery, local photographer and Phipps volunteer Paul g. Wiegman highlights the essence of the plants that Vincent van Gogh was inspired to paint.
  • Invasives Most Wanted: A Youth Art Exhibition
    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, view fun "wanted poster"-style artworks about some of Western Pennsylvania's best known invasive species as created by middle school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge.
  • Tropical Forest Cuba
    Experience the natural beauty and culture of Cuba, one of the most biodiverse Caribbean island nations on Earth, in our immersive new Tropical Forest exhibit.
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive
    Join the more than 1,000 families who have switched their home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive free Phipps membership!

Mon., May 6:

  • Make-a-Craft Mondays  |  10:30 a.m. – noon
    Children are invited to engage in nature-inspired arts-and-crafts projects using recyclable materials.

Wed., May 8:

  • Story Time Wednesdays  |  10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Kids will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics.           

Thurs., May 9:

  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh  |  6 p.m.  |  R.S.V.P. required
    Join us at Café Phipps with Tom Dougherty of Allegheny Land Trust, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to "helping local people save local land."

Fri., May 10: 

  • May Market  |  9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    A fun family outing held just before Mother’s Day, our 83rd annual May Market features a wide selection of plants, gardening accessories, handmade goods and more.
  • Pot-a-Plant Fridays  |  10:30 a.m. – noon
    Kids can pot their own plant to care for at home. 
  • Friday Extended Hours  |  Open until 10 p.m.
    Enjoy the gardens by twilight — it's the perfect way to wind down the week!

Sat., May 11:

  • May Market  |  9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    A fun family outing held just before Mother’s Day, our 83rd annual May Market features a wide selection of plants, gardening accessories, handmade goods and more.
  • Nature Lab Open Hours  |  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    The revolutionary Nature Lab at Phipps is now open for you to discover.
  • Perennials for the Heat of Summer  |  1:30 p.m.
    As summer heats up, find the perennials that will deliver beauty all season long.

Sun., May 12:

  • Origami  |  12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Join the Origami Club of Pittsburgh to discover the fine art of folded paper sculpture.

Photos © Phil Johnson II


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