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For Immediate Release: Mon., April 13

Contact: Joe Reed | Director of Marketing and Communications

412-622-6915, ext. 3801 | jreed@phipps.conservatory.org

Phipps Conservatory Offers New Roster of Online Classes
Students Can Enroll in a Variety of Some of Phipps' Most Popular Classes from Home
Phipps Conservatory Offers New Roster of Online Classes

Pittsburgh, PA Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is pleased to offer a hearty roster of all-new online classes. Appealing to people of all skill levels — from seasoned green thumbs to aspiring floral designers and budding backyard vegetable gardeners — some of the most popular Phipps courses are now available to attend from the comfort and safety of home.

The following courses are being offered for students to attend virtually:

  • Basic Horticulture
  • Principles for Natural Garden Design
  • Indoor Seed Starting
  • Building Raised Beds, Trellises and Critter Fences
  • Organic Vegetable Garden Basics
  • Perennial Fruits for the Home Garden
  • Introduction to Garden Care
  • Indoor Plant Care
  • Flower Power for Emotional Well-Being
  • Transforming the Grocery Store Bouquet
  • Orchids 101: The Basics
  • Botany for Gardeners
  • Carnivorous Plants

Enrolled students will receive a link to a live Zoom webinar to virtually attend at the appointed time. For full class descriptions and to enroll, visit phipps.conservatory.org/OnlineClasses. 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 atphipps.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.