Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.
February 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 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.
Discover the secret to making origami flowers.

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

  • Tropical Sundays

    Sundays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25

    Wear a tropical shirt and receive 50 percent off admission to relax under the palm trees each Sunday during the month of February.
  • Birds and Botany: Works by Ashley Cecil

    Open Now

    On display in our Welcome Center Gallery, this exhibition showcases the work of local artist Ashley Cecil, who was inspired by the impact of window collisions on local bird species to create a variety of media including paintings, wallpaper and bird-safe window film.
  • Party in the Tropics

    Fridays, March 2, April 13 and May 4; 7 – 11 p.m. (Ages 21+)

    Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.