September 2017

  • SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath

    Open Daily 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and until 10 p.m. on Fridays

    Experience the must-see show that critics are calling “breathtaking” and “out of this world,” where glass sculptures mesmerize — from a striking Venus fly trap to stunning orchids up 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!
  • 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!
  • Green Market at Phipps

    Wednesdays; 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.

    Refresh your lifestyle! Visit our front lawn to browse a colorful cornucopia of organic and sustainable goods from local vendors.
  • Wines Under Glass: A Night of Artful Pairings

    Thurs., Sept. 7; 6:30 – 10 p.m.

    Experience the sights, sounds and cuisine of Phipps’ signature seasonal garden party with the breathtaking backdrop of Jason Gamrath’s SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art.
  • Party in the Tropics

    Fridays, Sept. 8, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3; 7 – 11 p.m. (Ages 21+)

    Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.
  • Fall Round Up

    Sept. 8 – 10; 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.
  • Homewood Good Food Festival

    Sat., Sept. 9; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    7100 Block of Kelly Street in Homewood

    Join us for an afternoon of family fun to celebrate food grown and prepared in Homewood.
  • Living Product Expo 2017

    Sept. 12 – 14 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 to elevate the conversation around green products.
  • 5-2-1-0 Speaker Series

    Thurs., Sept. 14; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    At this bimonthly event series, guest speakers share the latest recommendations for how to build healthy environments for children as a free service to educators, healthcare professionals, parents and caregivers and anyone who has a passion for the wellbeing of our children.
  • Not Your Parents’ Garden Party

    Thurs., Sept. 14; 7 – 11 p.m.

    Pittsburgh’s most unique destination is reinventing the garden party for a new generation! Enjoy Wigle Whiskey and harvest-style bites as the musical stylings of Pittsburgh’s own Wreck Loose and a live DJ keep the gardens rocking after dark.
  • Peek Behind the Petals

    Sat., Sept. 16; 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

    Explore our Botany in Action Fellowship program — including exciting research projects in Fiji, Cuba, Puerto Rico, San Francisco and New York State — at this behind-the-scenes event for members only.
  • Botany in Action: Meet the Scientists

    Sat., Sept. 16; 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Explore the exciting world of scientific discovery by meeting our Botany in Action fellows and learning about their field work in the United States, Fiji, Cuba and Puerto Rico, free with Phipps admission.
  • Tropical Forest Congo Festival

    Sat., Sept. 16; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Join us for the final festival of our Tropical Forest Congo exhibit! Participate in activities, enjoy live entertainment, and savor regionally-inspired food samples from Café Phipps. This event is free with admission to the conservatory.
  • Native Edible Plants: A Botanical Art Exhibit

    Opens Fri., Sept. 1

    On display in our Welcome Center gallery, this collection of work from students of our Botanical Art and Illustration program highlights native edible plants of southwestern Pennsylvania.
  • 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 vermicomposting to floral arrangement, 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.
  • 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.