May 2017

  • SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath

    Open Now

    Ten years after Chihuly at Phipps, master glass artist Jason Gamrath brings a new twist to the art form, creating remarkably accurate botanical pieces on a massive scale, standing from six to 14 feet tall.
  • Butterfly Forest

    Open Now

    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • Jazz in the Garden

    Thurs., May 25; 7 – 10 p.m.

    Beat the summer heat with cool tunes and full blooms as The Benny Benack Big Band brings classic jazz to our lush, colorful Outdoor Garden at this popular annual event.
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive

    Mondays – Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – Close; Saturdays – Sundays All Day

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

    Sat., May 27; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Bring the whole family to our Children's Discovery Garden for hands-on, sensory fun. Together, you’ll learn about plants and their pollinators through games, a potting station, crafts and more — all free with Conservatory admission.
  • Companion Plants: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy original drawings depicting the inner workings of beneficial plant relationships created by high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge environmental competition.
  • May Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m. except where noted

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From beekeeping to bonsai and conifer care to compost, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • Discovery Programs

    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Plus Additional Days As Available

    Join us for one of our weekly scheduled Discovery Programs to engage our youngest visitors with the wonders of the natural world. All programs are free with admission and require no advance registration.
  • SEED Classroom and Observational Beehive Open Hours

    Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Phipps' revolutionary new SEED Classroom and observational beehive are now open for you to discover. Drop in during our Saturday open hours and a graduate of our Learning for a Greener Future high school internship will show you around. No advance reservation is required.
  • 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.