Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m. except where noted
May 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., May 4 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Papermaking with Mothers in Mind | Katy Dement 
Sat., May 4 

"Tweet" Flower Arrangements with an Avian Influence | Chris Holt
Sun., May 5 

Perrenials for the Heat of Summer | Tim Choltco
Sat., May 11

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

Meet a Scientist | Science Communication Fellows
Sat., May 18 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Gardening for Birds | Janet Sieff
Sun., May 19

Essential Oils | Deb Bosco
Sat., May 25 | 1 – 3 p.m.

Printing with Plants | Katy Dement
Sun., May 26 

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • Tropical Forest Cuba Festival

    Sat., June 15; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Join us for a celebration of the culture and plants of Cuba! Participate in activities, enjoy live entertainment, and savor regionally-inspired food samples from Café Phipps. This event is free with admission to the conservatory.
  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh Summer Fun Days

    June 24 – 28; See schedule for full details

    Join Let's Move Pittsburgh for fun summer activities throughout the week at Phipps, including themed games, crafts, fitness fun, stories, snacks and more, all free with admission.
  • Sports Fields Solutions Workshop: How to Win on High Traffic Fields

    Mon, June 24; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Phipps Garden Center

    Join Natural Grass Advisory Group, Women for a Healthy Environment and Phipps Sustainable Landcare to learn how natural grass sports fields and new landcare innovations can benefit students and athletes.