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This Week at Phipps: Sept. 20 – 26
Sep 20

This Week at Phipps: Sept. 20 – 26

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.

Tues., Sept. 21:

Wed., Sept. 22:

  • Virtual Story Time | 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Join us for stories, sing-alongs and fun activities you can do from home each Wednesday!
  • Western Pennsylvania Gardener Series | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    This series is designed for home gardeners in western Pennsylvania looking to upgrade their expertise and grow gardens that are beautiful and well adapted to the ecology of our region.

Fri., Sept. 24:

  • Botanical Drawing l | 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.

Sat., Sept. 25:

  • Autumn Gourds in Watercolor | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
    Create glowing layers of autumn color to a single or multiple gourd composition through a series of demonstrations, individual help and group discussion.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman