Sat., May 18; 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
Peek Behind the Petals

Explore the wonders of Phipps at this special presentation exclusively for Phipps members.

At this month's Peek Behind the Petals, get a glimpse of the future of Phipps as President and CEO Richard V. Piacentini shares exciting new plans and updates for the Conservatory, including building renovations, upcoming programs and more. Coffee and tea will be served, and after the presentation, we invite you to explore the new Van Gogh in Bloom exhibit and Butterfly Forest!

This event is free for our members; however, reservations* are required by Mon., May 13. Reserve your spot today! 

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About the Speaker

Phipps President and CEO Richard V. Piacentini has led the green transformation of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, including construction of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, the only building in the world to meet Living Building Challenge™, LEED® Platinum, WELL™ Platinum, and SITES™ Platinum certifications. Richard is interested in the connection between people and plants particularly as it relates to human and environmental health. He has received numerous professional honors, including APGA, ILFI and USGBC leadership awards.

*Space is limited, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Photos © Phil Johnson II, Paul g. Wiegman

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