This Week at Phipps: Sept. 6 – 11
Aug 31

This Week at Phipps: Sept. 6 – 11

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

Tues., Sept. 6:

Wed., Sept. 7:

  • 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!
  • Herbal Medicine Making: Fall Series | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 
    Learn how to work with a selection of plants and make medicinal syrups, teas and tinctures. Michelle Soto of Cutting Root Apothecary will share stories and information about each plant as well as how to use them medicinally. 

Thurs., Sept. 8:

  • Field Botany | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    Hone your skills and gain experience in identifying plants using a dichotomous key. In addition to spending time in the field, take part in a classroom lecture that will familiarize you with botanical Latin, floral structures, family characteristics and plant communities to aid in the process of plant identification.

Sat., Sept. 10:

  • Watercolor l: 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.

Photo © Phil Johnson ll