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This Week at Phipps Oct. 31 - Nov. 6
Oct 20

This Week at Phipps Oct. 31 - Nov. 6

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: 

  • Garden Railroad: Our National Parks
    Garden Railroad: Our National Parks pulls into the station with miniature recreations of the beautiful National Parks of the United States, bustling with chugging trains and filled with live plants.
  • 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., Oct. 31:

  • Designing a Native Mixed Border | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Learn to design a mixed border of native shrubs and perennials that will offer seasonal interest throughout the year.

Tues., Nov. 1:

  • ​Plant Forward Gourmet: "Scallops" with Smokey Red Pepper Coulis |  6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Expand your plant forward kitchen repertoire with fresh gourmet recipes perfect for the season. Chef Emily will demonstrate the basics of plant forward cooking while adding in some tricks to take things to the next level.
  • Home Garden Design | 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Students will be able to complete a site survey of a property, plot it on paper, and prepare a conceptual landscape plan suitable for themselves or presentation

Wed., Nov. 2:

  • 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!
  • Landscape Design IV: Capstone Project | 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Student ill be able to complete a landscape design, incorporating the skills and processes learned in the core curriculum of the landscape design program, and drawing on knowledge acquired in the elective courses.

Thurs., Nov. 3: 

  • Introduction to Painting Nature with Watercolor | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Students will be guided through a full painting demonstration from the book, Watercolor in Nature, to show how you can combine pen & ink and wet-on-dry watercolor techniques to quickly render what you see outdoors in your sketchbook.

Sat., Nov. 5:

  • Colored Pencil I: Techniques | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Develop your color perception and become familiar with colored pencil tools, color applications and color theory fundamentals.


Photo ©  Paul g. Wiegman