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

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

Healthy Eating for Kids | Let’s Move Pittsburgh
Sat., June 2 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Gardening with Birds | Janet Sieff
Sat., June 2

Vermicomposting/Worm Composting | Beth Spellman
Sun., June 3

East African Palm Weaving | United Somali Bantu of Greater Pittsburgh
Sat., June 9

Floral Arrangements for a Perfect Picnic| Chris Hot
Sun., June 10

Meet a Scientist | Science Communication Fellows
Sat., June 16 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Plant Diversity | Tim Choltco
Sun., June 17

Essential Oils | Lori Rothschild
Sat., June 23

Origami | Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Sun., June 24 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • Nature Lab and Observational Beehive Open Hours

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

    The revolutionary Nature Lab at Phipps and Observational Beehive are 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.
  • Natives for Your Garden: A Botanical Art Exhibit

    Now Open

    On display in our Welcome Center, this collection of work from students of our Botanical Art and Illustration program highlights native plants of southwestern Pennsylvania that you may recognize from your own backyard.
  • Petals and Pollinators: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Now Open

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy multimedia artworks depicting fictional flowers and their co-evolution with specific pollinators as created by middle and high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge environmental competition.