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This Week at Phipps: Sept. 13 – Sept. 20
Sep 13

This Week at Phipps: Sept. 13 – Sept. 20

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:

  • Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls
    Featuring one-of-a-kind displays of trolls inspired by the mythological creatures found in folklore and pop culture, this immersive, interactive exhibit is unlike anything Phipps has displayed before.
  • Celebrating John Bauer, Painter of Trolls
    In association with Jönköpings Läns Museum, Phipps presents selected works of John Bauer, Swedish painter and illustrator who focused on landscapes and mythology.
  • Tropical Forest Cuba 
    Experience the natural beauty and culture of Cuba, one of the most biodiverse Caribbean island nations on Earth, in our immersive Tropical Forest exhibit.
  • 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. 13:

Tues., Sept. 14:

Wed., Sept. 15:

Thurs., Sept. 16:

  • Illumination Techniques l, ll and lll | 10:00 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Discover several different styles of medieval book illumination and explore them using modern materials, including watercolors and gold paint.
  • Salade Nicoise and Leek and Potato Soup | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Get inspired by the story of Julia Child and the art of French cuisine. Chef Emily will guide you through cooking some of the recipes from her famous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, covering all the necessary techniques.

Fri., Sept. 17:

Sun., Sept. 19:

  • Nature Journaling | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Study and practice several nature journaling formats by different artists, learning the tools to design and create your own nature related journal.

Mon., Sept. 20:

  • Little Sprouts: Delightful Desert | 9:30 a.m –  10:30 a.m.
    Explore the animals and plants that call the desert home and learn how they have adapted to the hot and dry environment.

    Photos © Paul g. Wiegman