This Week at Phipps: Sept. 12 – 18
Sep 08

This Week at Phipps: Sept. 12 – 18

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.
  • 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., Sept. 12: 

  • Compassion and the Natural Mind: A Mediation and Discussion | 9:30 a.m. – noon 
    The program includes a guided meditation led by American physician and Buddhist monk Barry Kerzin and a joint presentation with Phipps President and CEO Richard Piacentini, inviting participants to explore the link between a "natural mind."
  • Creating a Beautiful Habitat | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Learn strategies to increase the ecological effectiveness of your garden by combining non-native plants with natives that thrive in a garden environment while still using the design techniques of form, color, texture and structure that appeal to the eye.

Tues., Sept. 13:

  • Invasive Ornamentals and Garden Invaders | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
    In this class you will learn about the invasive plants often found in gardens, how to remove them from your landscape and what to plant instead.

Wed., Sept. 14:

  • 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!
  • Illumination Techniques with Watercolor, Gouache and Gold Paint | 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Discover several different styles of medieval book illumination and explore them using modern materials, including watercolors and gold paint.

Fri., Sept. 16: 

  • Virtual Environmental Film Series | 7 p.m.
    The conditions that make life possible are rapidly changing. Reckoning with this reality on the cusp of a record-setting dry season, filmmaker Emmett Brennan embarks on a powerful journey to find stories of hope and healing.

Sat., Sept. 17: 

  • Botanical Drawing I: Foundations | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Learn to identify basic shapes in nature and use a step-by-step process to create the illusion of depth through light, shadow and perspective.
  • Watercolor I: Techniques and Color Theory | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
    Students will learn the basics of transparent watercolor as a medium, and gain a foundational understanding of the brushes, paper, and paints suitable for botanical watercolor.
  • Peak Behind the Petals | 9:45 a.m.
    Join us for a member-exclusive, in-person presentation of Peek Behind the Petals featuring Phipps’ 2022 Botany in Action Fellows.You’ll gain insight about a wide range of topics including invasive species, stormwater management, herbicide pollution and more.
  • Tropical Forest Hawai'i Festival | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Join us for a full day of exciting activities for all ages at our Tropical Forest Hawai‘i Festival, featuring entertainment, activities and more inspired by one of the world's most botanically and culturally rich forest regions.



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