Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.
January 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 health and fitness, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.

Healthy Eating for Kids | Let’s Move Pittsburgh
Sat., Jan. 6 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Learn how to eat healthy and stay active.

What is an Orchid? | Tim Choltco
Sat., Jan. 6 
Learn about these special tropical plants.

Origami | Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Sun., Jan. 7 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Discover the secret to making origami flowers.

Basic Orchid Culture | Demetria Marsh
Sat., Jan. 13
Learn all about basic orchid care.

Vanilla Orchids | Cyndi Fink
Sun., Jan. 14
Learn all about these aromatic beauties.

Meet a Scientist | Science Communication Fellows
Sat., Jan. 20 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Meet real scientists and learn all about their fascinating work.

Orchid Repotting | Tim Choltco
Sun., Jan. 21
Learn to repot orchids.

Growing Orchids on a Windowsill | Timothy Choltco
Sat., Jan. 27
Learn how to grow these beauties at home.

Successfully Start Bonsai | Dave Metzgar
Sun., Jan. 28
Learn to grow bonsai successfully.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • February Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From orchids and bonsai to Tropical Forest Cuba, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.