This Week at Phipps: Oct. 23 – 29
Oct 25

This Week at Phipps: Oct. 23 – 29

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: Fall Flower Show: Hometown Harvest 
    Fall Flower Show will captivate visitors of all ages, allowing you to reminisce about your favorite fall memories while creating new ones here at Phipps. The fall show lasts for just three weeks — don’t miss this wonderful celebration of the season!
  • NOW OPEN: Garden Railroad: Pennsylvania Through the Four Seasons
    Garden Railroad: Pennsylvania Through the Four Seasons will divide our miniature world of trains, buildings and landscapes into showcases of the four seasons as experienced in distinctive PA fashion, with a beach, a county fair and a bike trail among many other whimsical and interactive features. 
  • Ikebana International Exhibit
    In this new exhibit in our Welcome Center Gallery, view gorgeous floral displays courtesy of the Ikebana International Pittsburgh Chapter. 
  • Pittsburgh Botanic Garden's Native Plants 
    Currently on display at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park, plant lovers of all ages can enjoy stunning illustrations of plants growing at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Pittsburgh Botanic Garden's Native Plants is part of the Flora Project, a collaboration between Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden's Botanical Art and Illustration Program and the Allegheny Highlands Botanical Art Society.
  • 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.

Tues., Oct. 24:

  • Comfort Foods for Fall: Vegetable Ragu | 6 – 8 p.m.
    In this course, we’ll use the last of the seasons bounty and cook up a charred vegetable ragu with roasted honey sweet potatoes and fontina and cherry tomato stuffed mushrooms. 

Wed., Oct. 25:

Fri., Oct. 27: 

  • Halloween Happenings | 5 – 9 p.m. 
    Little ghosts and goblins can come to the conservatory in costume for a day of festive activities free with regular admission.

Photo ©  Paul g. Wiegman