Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.
July 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 origami to orchids and medicinal plants to monarchs, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.

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

Dark Plants and Black Flowers | Lorrie Easudes
Sat., July 1
Discover the dark side of summer flowers.

Red, White, and Bloom | Chris Holt
Sun., July 2
Arrange flowers in patriotic displays.

Tropical Forest Congo Festival
Sat., July 8
Join us for crafts, demonstrations, tastings and entertainment of the African Congo.

Origami | Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Sun., July 9 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Make origami flowers.

Meet a Scientist | Science Communication Fellows
Sat., July 15 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Meet real scientists and learn about their work.

Making an Herb Spiral Garden | Sarah Meiss
Sun., July 16
Learn about all the materials to use to create a unique garden.

Sat., July 22
Hear the story of the chocolate tree.

African Foods | Ola Appetit Catering
Sun., July 23
Learn how African food has been translated in the Americas.

Natural Dyes | Cyndi Fink
Sat., July 29
Use natural craft materials to make a unique creation.

Caring for Your Perennials in the Summer Heat | Tim Choltco
Sun., July 30
Discover tips for keeping your perennials healthy in the summer heat.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • Tropical Forest Congo

    Open Now

    Explore our all-new exhibit featuring some of Africa’s lushest landscapes. See botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps and discover how indigenous peoples use plants to sustain and enrich their lives.
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive

    Mondays – Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – Close; Saturdays – Sundays All Day

    Switch your home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive a free Phipps membership!
  • SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath

    Open Daily Until 11 p.m. Except Where Noted

    Experience the must-see show that critics are calling “breathtaking” and “out of this world,” where glass sculptures mesmerize — from a striking Venus fly trap to stunning orchids up to 14 feet tall.