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October 2020

  • Fall Flower Show: The Poetry of Nature

    Opens Sat., Oct. 10

    Vibrant colors and tranquil scenes abound at our annual Fall Flower Show: The Poetry of Nature.
  • Garden Railroad: Rails and Trails

    Opens Sat., Oct. 10

    Join us on a locomotive journey through a marvelous miniature park at the family favorite Garden Railroad exhibit.
  • Online Classes for Adults

    See description for dates and times

    Now some of our most popular courses are available to attend from the comfort of your own home. Peruse our offerings for an exciting variety of fun and enriching programs on vegetable gardening, orchid care and more to let your inspiration grow. Enrolled students will receive a...
  • Virtual Peek Behind the Petals

    SAT., OCT. 3 | 10 A.M.

    At this month's Peek Behind the Petals, join us virtually to hear Botany in Action fellows share highlights of their current research!
  • Virtual Explorers Academy

    September – November; SEE FULL SCHEDULE FOR DETAILS

    Explore an all-new series of virtual programs for children ages 4 – 18 from the amazing child educators at Phipps. Topics include wildlife exploration, creative movement and a healthy family cooking series.
  • Virtual Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., Oct. 1; 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!
  • Getting the Green Building You Want Virtual Workshop

    Oct. 13 – 15

    In this interactive workshop for professionals, Phipps' team of green building experts will walk through some of the most important rating systems related to green buildings, human health and landscapes.
  • 2020 One Health One Planet™ Symposium

    Oct. 19 – 23; noon – 2 p.m. daily

    The 2020 virtual installment of Phipps' popular symposium series brings internationally recognized thought leaders to Pittsburgh to discuss human and environmental wellness with a focus on the topic of air quality.
  • Planets Earth

    Virtual Exhibit 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.