This Week at Phipps: Sept. 25 – Oct. 1
Sep 25

This Week at Phipps: Sept. 25 – Oct. 1

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: 

  • COMING SOON: 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!
  • COMING SOON: 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., Sept. 26: 

  • Loose and Airy Bouquet | 6:30 – 8 p.m. 
    Looking to challenge your floral design skills a bit more? Our Loose and Airy bouquet workshop is designed to take your basic floral knowledge skills to the next level by adapting your techniques and flower choices to create a more organic style bouquet.

Thurs., Sept. 28: 

  • Pressed Flower Stained Glass | 6 – 7:30 p.m. 
    Learn different techniques with dried and pressed flowers and transform them into a cabinet of curiosities that preserve natural wonders and your memories.
  • Backyard Time Machine: Learning Local History in Your Own Garden | 6:30 – 8 p.m. 
    We’ll explore how the plants in our gardens can teach us about history both local and global in this lively and interactive presentation that concludes with related tastings and hands-on demonstrations.

Sat., Sept. 30:

  • 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.

Sun., Oct. 1: 

Photo ©  Paul g. Wiegman