Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.
February Public Programs

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

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 orchids and bonsai to Tropical Forest Cuba, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.

Healthy Eating for Kids | Let’s Move Pittsburgh
Sat., Feb. 3 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Learn how to eat healthy and stay active.

History of Orchid Collection | Demetria Marsh
Sat., Feb. 3
Learn about Phipps' two-and-a-half decades of growing orchids.

Bonsai | Bob Dietz
Sun., Feb. 4 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Learn how to train a bonsai.

Tropical Forest Cuba Festival
Sat., Feb. 10 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of our new Tropical Forest exhibit, which transports you to the colorful and culturally rich landscapes of Cuba,

Vanilla Orchids | Cyndi Fink
Sun., Feb. 11
Learn all about these aromatic beauties.

Meet a Scientist | Science Communication Fellows
Sat., Feb. 17 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Meet real scientists and learn all about their fascinating work.

Bonsai | Bob Dietz
Sun., Feb. 18
Learn how to train bonsai.

Sneaky Seductive Orchids | Demetria Marsh
Sat., Feb. 24
Learn about orchid pollination mechanisms.

Orchid Diversity | Tim Choltco
Sun., Feb. 25
Discover an amazing variety of orchids.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • Nature Lab Open Hours

    Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Except as Noted

    The revolutionary Nature Lab at Phipps is 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.
  • March Public Programs

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

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From origami and oils to papermaking with plants, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • Used Bulb Sale

    Sat., April 28; 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Take a piece of Spring Flower Show home with you by participating in one of our annual sales. Come early for the best selection!