Phipps' 125th anniversary sets the stage for our biggest party ever. Don't miss this unforgettable celebration!

We invite you to join us as we celebrate Phipps through the ages with an enticing variety of entertainment and dancing, plentiful food and drink, and interactive experiences representing Phipps from the 1890s through today. As you travel through time, there will plenty of stops along the way to revel throughout the iconic glasshouse you know and love, featuring the crowning jewel of our completed Palm Court restoration! 

When and Where?

Thurs., Oct. 18; 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. | Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

What to Wear?

Whatever makes you feel especially fabulous! Guests are encouraged to dress in the evening wear of their favorite period in time from 1893 to today!

Celebration Highlights

• Special interactive experiences that include popular entertainment, activities and games from the 1890s to the present throughout the glasshouse
• Live music including 1920s-style jazz trio Gatsby Gang Jazz Band and sentimental 1950s crooner Michael Haizlett
• Themed drinks including champagne to toast the 1890s, a Wigle Whiskey make-your-own-Old-Fashioned bar and a 60s signature drink from Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC)
Delicious heavy hors d'oeuvres and savory, sweet bites
• Picture-frame photo-ops reflecting different eras throughout the Conservatory
• An LED video wall showcasing stunning photography from Phipps' past and present
• A contemporary DJ set by Kelli Burns Entertainment
• Unique, era-specific furniture and décor

We can’t wait to make this a celebration for the ages — together, let's toast to Phipps’ bright future by raising a sparkling glass to the glittering past!

Tickets are $125 per person, which includes all food and drink, and can be reserved online or by contacting us at 412/651-5281 or vgohn@phipps.conservatory.org

Tickets are also available at the $250 level, which helps to support our ongoing glasshouse restoration project and includes special recognition in the event program book.


Complimentary valet parking will be available.

Event proceeds benefit Phipps' programs and activities.

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Phipps at 125: The Soundtrack

Count down the days until party time as you listen to this playlist of garden- and glass-themed songs from every era of our history!