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For Immediate Release: Wed., April 19
Contact: Joe Reed | Senior Director of Communications
412-622-6915, ext. 3801 | jreed@phipps.conservatory.org 

Phipps Conservatory Offers a New Season of Adult Education Classes
Students Can Now Enroll in a Variety of Phipps Classes as May – August Season Kicks Off

Pittsburgh, PA – Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is thrilled to offer a wide array of new classes for adults in both virtual and in-person formats! From ecological gardening to culinary arts to floral design, there is truly an enriching program for everyone to enjoy. Phipps’ course schedule includes both in-person and virtual classes, providing learning opportunities to suit a wide range of lifestyles.  

The following are a few of the courses being offered to students. Please note that classes with ^ are held virtually via Zoom:

  • Weaving a Catalan Tray | May 20
  • Birdwatching in Schenley Park | May 20
  • ^ Phipps Flower Club
    • Early Season | May 31, June 14, 28 and July 12
    • Late Season | Aug. 9, 23, Sept. 6, 20 and Oct. 4
  • ^ Herbal Medicine Making: Summer Session | June 14, 28, July 12,26 and Aug. 9
  • ^ Botanical Beverages: Cocktails and Mocktails from the Garden | July 21
  • Woven Willow Foraging Basket | Aug. 19 and 20

For full class descriptions and more class options, visit phipps.conservatory.org/Learn. For more details about Phipps' programs or to receive personalized class recommendations from Phipps' helpful staff, please contact edu@phipps.conservatory.org

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About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA is a globally recognized green leader with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Encompassing 15 acres including a historic 14-room glasshouse, 23 distinct indoor and outdoor gardens and industry-leading sustainable architecture and operations, Phipps attracts more than half a million visitors annually from around the world. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org.

Watch TEDx: What We Can Learn From an Old Glasshouse: A look at the evolving way we connect people to nature at Phipps, demonstrate how human and environmental health are inextricably connected, and show that to age gracefully, we must continually reinvent ourselves to evolve with the rest of the world.