Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m. except where noted
May 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 beekeeping to bonsai and conifer care to compost, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens!

Healthy Eating for Kids | Let’s Move Pittsburgh
Sat., May 6 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Learn how to eat healthy and stay active.

Community Glass Mosaic | Daviea Davis
Sat., May 6 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Take part in creating a community glass mosaic.

Container Gardening | Lorrie Easudes
Sun., May 7
Learn the basics of container gardening.

Hot Glass Demonstration | Michael Mangiofico, Pittsburgh Glass Center
Sat., May 13 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Watch the artful magic of hot glasswork.

The Wonderful World of Peonies | Deborah Ioli
Sat., May 13
Discover tips on how to grow peonies.

Papermaking with Mother in Mind | Katy Dement
Sun., May 14
Learn how paper is made from plants.

Meet a Scientist | Science Communication Fellows
Sat., May 20 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Meet real scientists and learn about their work.

Gardening with Birds | Janet Sieff
Sun., May 21
Create a backyard habitat for birds.

Origami | Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Sat., May 27 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Make origami flowers.

Keep that Country Spirit | Chris Holt
Sun., May 28
Learn how to make patriotic flower arrangements.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

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  • June Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From bouquets to birds and gardens to vermicomposting, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • 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.