May 2020

  • Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls

    Opens SAT., MAY 9

    Join us for a magical adventure throughout the conservatory featuring massive, one-of-a-kind displays of trolls inspired by the mythological creatures found in Scandinavian folklore.
  • May Market

    May 8 – 9; Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    A fun family outing held just before Mother’s Day, our 84th annual May Market features a wide selection of plants, gardening accessories, handmade goods and more.
  • Great Plant Auction

    Fri., May 1; 6 – 9:30 p.m. at Phipps Garden Center

    Eat, drink and bid on unique plants and accessories at our 36th annual auction to benefit Phipps education programs.
  • Brunch in Bloom

    Sun., April 12 (Easter Sunday) AND Sun., May 10 (Mother's Day); 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 2 – 3:30 p.m.

    This Easter Sunday and Mother's Day, join us to indulge in some of the freshest local, sustainable and seasonal flavors in the ‘Burgh.
  • Discovery Garden Day

    Sat., May 23; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Enjoy nature-inspired games, activities, crafts and more at the summer opening celebration of Phipps’ Discovery Garden, the interactive sensory garden that delights children and adults of all ages.
  • An Enchanted Evening Under Glass

    Thurs., May 28; 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

    You're invited to the most magical of celebrations — go on an adventure through the Conservatory as you experience our immersive new exhibit, The Hidden Life of Trolls, and indulge in delightful libations and small bites before dancing the night away in our Outdoor Garden!
  • Discovery Programs

    Free with Admission 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.