February 2018

  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show

    Opens Sat., Jan. 13

    Escape to tropical paradise with the spectacular sight of vibrant and gorgeously varied orchids, and see unique, intricately cultivated selections from our permanent collection of tropical bonsai.
  • Garden Railroad: Treasure Island

    Open Now

    Hoist your sails and hit the high seas as our ever-popular Garden Railroad transforms into a tropical island with joke-telling pirates and gleaming treasures.
  • Tropical Forest Cuba

    Opens Sat., Feb. 10

    Join us for a vibrant showcase of the ecology and culture of Cuba, one of the most richly biodiverse nations on Earth. See botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps, discover the lively culture and bright-hued architecture, and explore the unique relationships between...
  • Tropical Sundays

    Sundays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25

    Wear a tropical shirt and receive 50 percent off admission to relax under the palm trees each Sunday during the month of February.
  • We Heart Our Members: February Free Days

    Select Dates in February

    Phipps joins with 11 leading Pittsburgh organizations to say “thank you” to our members by offering free admission on select dates this February. Check out the calendar and plan your visit to one of our amazing neighbor institutions!
  • Sustainability Training Workshop

    Wed., Feb. 21; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Opening Reception Tues., Feb. 20; 5 – 8 p.m.)

    In this interactive workshop, Phipps will walk through some of the most important rating systems related to green buildings, human health and landscapes, and show how to use them to help you to clearly define your expectations and set yourself up for success.
  • Birds and Botany: Works by Ashley Cecil

    Open Now

    On display in our Welcome Center Gallery, this exhibition showcases the work of local artist Ashley Cecil, who was inspired by the impact of window collisions on local bird species to create a variety of media including paintings, wallpaper and bird-safe window film.
  • February Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From orchids and bonsai to Tropical Forest Cuba, 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. Except as Noted

    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.