September 2018

  • Summer Flower Show: Gardens of Sound and Motion

    Now Open

    Look and listen as spectacular interactive soundscapes, visual art and kinetic motion installations bring our stunning Summer Flower Show to life.
  • Last Chance: Butterfly Forest

    Open Now Through Mon., Sept. 3

    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • Tropical Forest Cuba

    Now Open

    Experience the natural beauty and culture of Cuba, one of the most biodiverse Caribbean island nations on Earth, in our immersive new Tropical Forest exhibit.
  • 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!
  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., Sept. 6; 6 p.m.

    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!
  • Fall Round Up

    Sept. 7 – 9; Friday, 1 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Headed to Mellon Park's annual Fair in the Park? Stop by our Shop in the Park at Phipps Garden Center, where we’ll be hosting a special sale on the patio along with a variety of other local vendors.
  • Family Barre with Let’s Move Pittsburgh and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

    Sun., Sept. 9; 9 a.m.

    Join us at Phipps for a free, family-style barre class presented by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and Let’s Move Pittsburgh.
  • Living Product Expo 2018

    Sept. 11 – 13 at David L. Lawrence Convention Center

    Phipps is a proud sponsor of the International Living Future Institute's Living Product Expo, which brings together designers, manufacturers, and green building innovators for three days of education and collaboration.
  • Environmental Film Series: Jane

    Fri., Sep. 21; 7 – 9 p.m.; Botany Hall Auditorium

    This exciting monthly event features a film screening followed by a dynamic discussion with film producers, scientists and environmental advocates.
  • Peek Behind the Petals

    Sat., Sept. 29; 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

    Join our Botany in Action Fellows and discover where their research has taken them this past year at this special presentation exclusively for members.
  • Tropical Forest Cuba Festival

    Sat., Sept. 29; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Join us for a celebration of the culture and plants of Cuba! Participate in activities, enjoy live entertainment, and savor regionally-inspired food samples from Café Phipps. This event is free with admission to the conservatory.
  • Natives for Your Garden: A Botanical Art Exhibit

    Now Open

    On display in our Welcome Center, this collection of work from students of our Botanical Art and Illustration program highlights native plants of southwestern Pennsylvania that you may recognize from your own backyard.
  • Petals and Pollinators: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Now Open

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy multimedia artworks depicting fictional flowers and their co-evolution with specific pollinators as created by middle and high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge environmental competition.
  • September 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 succulents to science, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • Discovery Programs

    Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 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.
  • Nature Lab Open Hours

    Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Except as Noted

    The revolutionary Nature Lab at Phipps is 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.