NOTE: All member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance. Learn more about how you can join us!


December 2023

  • Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden

    Now through Sun., Jan. 7
    Winter Light Garden Open at 5 p.m. Nightly

    The holiday season isn't complete without a visit to Phipps, and this year's delightful "Season’s Greening" theme highlights the beauty of the season with lush decorations, beautifully arranged poinsettias, eye-catching lights and so much more.
  • Garden Railroad: Pennsylvania Through the Four Seasons


    Join us to explore whimsical, mini recreations of the four seasons as experienced in Pennsylvania.
  • Tropical Forest Hawai‘i

    Now Open

    Say aloha to the spectacular intertwining of nature and culture of Hawai‘i, one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth, in our immersive new Tropical Forest Conservatory exhibit.
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive

    Daily, noon – 5 p.m. with occasional evening hours

    Switch your home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive a free Phipps membership!
  • Adult Education at Phipps

    See description for dates and times

    Peruse our offerings for an exciting variety of fun and enriching programs on gardening, culinary arts and more to let your inspiration grow this season.
  • Story Time

    WEDNESDAYS; 10:30 A.M. AND 1 P.M.

    Kids will love visiting Phipps to listen to our storyteller weave tales about gardens, animals and other fun topics. Open to the first 40 ticketed participants (whether children or guardians) and must be booked in advance using our online ticketing system.
  • Virtual Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., Dec. 7; 6 p.m. EST, 3 p.m. PST

    Biophilia: Pittsburgh meets monthly to discuss how citizens can strengthen the bond between people and nature through education and action. Registration is required but events are free to attend. Join the conversation!
  • Gifts and Greens Market

    DEC. 7 – 9

    From the glasshouse to your house, we're offering a large selection of fresh holiday greens for loved ones at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park. This event is free and open to the public!
  • Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Native Plants

    Open Now through Sun., Jan. 7

    Enjoy beautiful illustrations of flora growing at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden!
  • Winter Wonders and Cool Carols: An Evening with Colin Aikins

    Wed., Dec. 20; 8 p.m.

    SOLD OUT. Embrace the holiday spirit as tenor Colin Aikins and Pianist Justin Feild perform a showcase of merry melodies, then tour the winter wonderland of Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden.
  • Online Native Plant Sale

    Order Now through Sun., March 24

    Guests are able to order from a curated selection of native plants on our website! This sale features 16 plants native to our region that have all been selected as Phipps Sustainable Plants. Order now for pickup Sat, May 4 or Mon, May 6!
  • Planets Earth

    Now Open

    A dynamic exhibit at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes addresses the pressing environmental issues of our time and proposes a new way of thinking about how to solve them.