NOTE: All member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance, and masks are now optional but recommended. Learn more about how you can join us!

March 2023

  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Origin Stories

    Opens Sat., Jan. 14

    Immerse yourself in the rich history of two of the most celebrated botanical treasures as you enjoy a kaleidoscope of shape and color.
  • Garden Railroad: Our National Parks

    Now Open

    Join us on a nationwide journey to experience miniature, whimsically detailed tributes to the breathtaking and beautiful National Parks of the United States.
  • Spring Flower Show: Five Senses of Splendor


    Awaken your senses with endless beauty, bright colors and exciting features in Phipps' Spring Flower Show.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • City Theatre Presents Native Gardens: A Sneak-Peek Showcase

    Wed., March 1; 6 p.m. self-guided Phipps tour and 7:30 p.m. performance showcase

    Phipps joins City Theatre for a thought-provoking hour of performance vignettes, conversation, music and more.
  • Phipps Special Events Showcase 2023

    Sun., March 5; 6 – 9 p.m.

    Planning a special occasion? Discover one of the world's best garden event venues and enjoy the beauty of the Conservatory during this one-night-only open-house showcase at Phipps.
  • A Celebration of Seeds: Eleventh Annual Seed and Plant Swap

    Sat., March 4; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Join Phipps, Grow Pittsburgh and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for a day of free seeds, learning and fun to get your growing season started right.
  • Meet the Artist: Lisa Meek, BiblioBotany

    Sat., Feb. 4 and Sun., March 5; 1 – 3 p.m.

    Meet the artist behind the thought-provoking exhibit BiblioBotany! Now on display in Phipps' Welcome Center Gallery
  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh: Cooking for Life Series

    Select Dates, Feb. 9 – Jun. 6

    The Cooking for Life Series was built to connect individuals and families to easy garden to table recipes. Join the Let’s Move Pittsburgh Team to learn tips for staying healthy and eating local produce seasonally through the many different phases of life.
  • Online Native Plant Sale

    Order Now through Sun., March 26

    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 6 or Mon, May 8!
  • Dancing with “The Sleeping Beauty”

    Sun., March 19; Noon and 2 p.m.

    Put on your dancing shoes for this adult-and-me creative movement session brought to you by Let's Move Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT), featuring dancersfrom PBT's production of "The Sleeping Beauty"!
  • Spring Flower Show Member Night

    Wed., March 22; 6:30 – 9 P.M.

    Phipps members: Join us for a free, private viewing of Spring Flower Show: Five Senses of Splendor as a special thank you for your dedicated support throughout the year.
  • Plants, Cuisine and Culture

    Select Weekdays, 7 – 8 p.m.; See Description for Full Schedule

    In this series, renowned chefs, culinary historians and authors from cultures around the world discuss how plants shaped their foodways.
  • Lisa Meek’s BiblioBotany

    Opens Mon., Jan. 9

    Experience a thought-provoking exhibit featuring BiblioBotany sculptures — created from upcycled books and their pages — by Lisa Meek.
  • Learning for a Greener Future: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy artistic photos of Phipps taken by high school students from the Learning for a Greener Future internship program.
  • 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.