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. No advance reservations are needed.

Healthy Eating for Kids | Let’s Move Pittsburgh
Sat., Jan. 4 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Conifer Identification | Cyndi Fink
Sat., Jan. 4

Bundle up for Fresh Flower Arrangements | Chris Holt
Sun., Jan. 5

Meet a Scientist | Science Communications Fellows
Sat., Jan. 11 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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

Wonderful World of Orchids | Demetria Marsh
Sat., Jan. 18

Bonsai | Dave Metzgar
Sun., Jan. 19 | Serpentine Room

What Is an Orchid? | Tim Choltco
Sat., Jan. 25

Bonsai | Bob Dietz
Sun., Jan. 26 | Serpentine Room

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman, Phil Johnson II

More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World

    Opens Sat., Jan 18

    Blast off into a galaxy of garden goodness in this stellar new show as you enjoy the colors and shapes of hundreds of otherworldly orchids and our cosmic collection of tropical bonsai.
  • Planets Earth

    Open Now

    A dynamic exhibit at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes addresses the pressing environmental issues of our time and proposes a new way of thinking about how to solve them.
  • February Member Days

    Select Dates in February

    Phipps joins with leading Pittsburgh organizations to say “thank you” to our members by offering free admission on select dates this February. Check out the calendar and plan your visit to one of our amazing neighbor institutions!