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

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

Join us each Saturday and Sunday in the Tropical Forest Conservatory for interactive demonstrations, activities and speakers that will deepen your connections to the beauty and wonders of nature, all free with admission! Make an origami creation, learn about orchids, meet a scientist, sample delicious healthy foods and more with Phipps’ team of experts and partners. See the full schedule below to explore all Phipps has to offer and make plans to visit. Public programs are held at 1:30 p.m. except where noted.

Healthy Eating for Kids | Let's Move Pittsburgh
Sat., Dec. 1 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Papermaking | Katy Dement
Sun., Dec. 2

East African Palm Weaving | United Somali Bantu of Greater Pittsburgh
Sat., Dec. 8

Meet a Scientist | Science Communication Fellows
Sat., Dec. 15 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Origami | Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Sun., Dec. 16 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Essential Oils | Deb Bosco
Sat., Dec. 22 | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Celebrate December with Your Garden Material Finds | Chris Holt
Sun., Dec. 23

Orchid Repotting 101 | Tim Choltco
Sat., Dec. 29

Winter Floral Design | Lorrie Easudes
Sun., Dec. 30

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

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