May 11 – 12; Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May Market and National Public Gardens Day
May Market and National Public Gardens Day
May Market and National Public Gardens Day
May Market and National Public Gardens Day
May Market and National Public Gardens Day

Stock up on unique plants, gardening accessories, handmade jewelry, lawn decor and more at Phipps' 82nd annual May Market.

Celebrate spring at our annual May Market, a bustling marketplace where Phipps horticulturists, local nurseries, farms and other vendors come together for a market of ultra-green proportions. May Market is free and open to the public, and on Fri., May 11, National Public Gardens Day, Conservatory admission is 50-percent off during May Market hours. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day weekend outing!

Organic herbs and vegetable seedlings, tropical plants and succulents, native and rain garden plants, and many other seasonal favorites are among the offerings green thumbs can expect to find at May Market. Also available for sale will be everything from organic soil and landscaping materials to botanical art and natural body care products. As always, Phipps staff and Master Gardeners will be on hand to share advice, and delicious hand-dipped fondant strawberries — a traditional offering — will be served. 

Phipps Members: Stop By and Say Hi! 

Are you a Phipps member? Drop in to meet your membership team while attending May Market and you can enter to win a basket full of Phipps goodies!

Participating Vendors:

Always Summer Herbs
Atelier Glass Studio & Gallery
Bartsch Gardens
Belle Farm
Brenckle's Organic Farm & Greenhouse
Brown Stone Studio
Building New Hope
Champion Windows
Charmed by Nature/Whimsical Wonders/Lazypeas
Cherish Creamery
Cherry Valley Organics
City Grows
Conover Organic Farm
Coulson's Slate Accents
The Crackpot Studio
designs2c
LUSTER (Designs by Sam)
Designs by Stephanie
Diana Kauffman Designs
Djoi Designs
DJ's Crystal Garden
East End Trading Company
Edible Earth Farm LLC
Garden Dreams
Global Girl Gifts
Greg's Antiques & Garden Iron
Grow Pittsburgh
JoAnn Leardi Portnoy Watercolors

Karchesky Canna + Brugmansia
Keystone Basement Systems
Lamb's Ear Farm
Linden Garden Club
Mulberry Creek Herb Farm
Pam Werner
Paradox Design Werx
Pastamoré
Penn Hills Lawn and Garden
Michelle Hoff Mosaics
Pittsburgh Iris and Daylily Society
Pucker Brush Farm
Pure Energy Plants
Renewal by Andersen
Rockledge Garden Club
Sam's Jewelry Shop
Sand Hill Berries
Shadyside Nursery
Sylvania Natives
Tree Pittsburgh
Una Biologicals
Who Cooks for You Farm
Wigle Whiskey & Threadbare Cider + Mead
Wild Helix
Wolf's Den Pottery

Please note that some vendors accept cash only.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • Summer Fun Fest with UPMC Health Plan

    Sun., May 20; 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    At this one-day-only event, enjoy special activities from Let’s Move Pittsburgh and UPMC throughout the conservatory, including games, crafts, healthy lifestyle tips and more.
  • Brunch in Bloom

    Sundays, April 1 (Easter Sunday) and May 13 (Mother's Day) SOLD OUT

    On two very special days, join us to indulge in some of the freshest local, sustainable and seasonal flavors in the ‘Burgh. Seating is limited, so R.S.V.P. today. Conservatory admission is included in the price!
  • Natives for Your Yard: A Botanical Art Exhibit

    Now Open

    On display at the Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park, 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.