Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m. except where noted
April Public Programs

Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class.

Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Tropical Forest Conservatory (except as noted below) for demonstrations on a wide variety of topics, free with admission! From birds and bees to shrubs and trees, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.

Healthy Eating for Kids | Let’s Move Pittsburgh
Sat., April 1 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Get smart eating and activity tips.

Origami | Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Sat., April 1 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Make origami flowers.

Growing Spring Grass for Home Decorations | Lorrie Easudes
Sun., April 2
Learn how to grow spring grass.

Papermaking with Plants | Katy Dement
Sat., April 8
Learn all about handmade paper.

African Foods | Ola Appetit Catering
Sun., April 9
Learn how African food has been translated in the Americas.

Meet a Scientist | Science Communication Fellows
Sat., April 15 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meet real scientists and learn about their work.

Botanical Embroidery | Embroiderer’s Guild
Sat., April 15 | 1 – 3 p.m.
View a botanical embroidery showcase.

It’s So Bunny | Chris Holt
Sun., April 16
Create celebratory floral arrangements.

Bees Please | Burgh Bees
Sat., April 22
Learn all about urban beekeeping.

Origami | Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Sun., April 23 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Make origami flowers.

Essential Oils | Faye Silver
Sat., April 29
Discover the benefits of essential oils.

Papermaking with Japanese Knotweed | Albert Pantone
Sun., April 30
Learn how paper can be handmade from the Japanese knotweed plant.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • Green Market at Phipps

    Wednesdays Starting June 7; 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.

    Refresh your lifestyle! Visit our front lawn to browse a colorful cornucopia of organic and sustainable goods from local vendors.
  • SEED Classroom and Observational Beehive Open Hours

    Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Phipps' revolutionary new SEED Classroom and observational beehive are now open for you to discover. Drop in during our Saturday open hours and a graduate of our Learning for a Greener Future high school internship will show you around. No advance reservation is required.
  • Butterfly Forest

    Open Now

    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!