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Experience a fete among the flowers

This 21+ garden party features spirits from Wigle Whiskey, food from Cafe Phipps and treats from Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique. After dark at "Not Your Parents' Garden Party," Phipps will transform into a dance club with a live DJ and a chance to explore the Conservatory's sparkling SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art show.

Where: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at 1 Schenley Park (Squirrel Hill)

When: September 14, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

How much: $25 | $15 for members of Phipps or Pittsburgh Young Professionals


Celebrate Homewood’s cuisine at the Good Food Festival

The Homewood Good Food Festival will celebrate food grown and prepared in Homewood. Phipps Conservatory is hosting the party, which will offer samples from local restaurants, discussions with local farmers, live music and children's activities. Food vendors include Dream BBQ, Showcase BBQ, Honey Bees Restaurant & Catering and Jackie Kennedy Catering.

Where: 7100 block of Kelly Street at Between North Lang Ave. and Nadir Way (Homewood)

When: September 9, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

How much: Free


Get everything green you need for spring at Phipps

For the 81st time, Phipps is hosting its May Market plant sale. Dozens of vendors will be on hand to sell plants, soil, tools, body products and more. Some vendors accept only cash. Phipps' admission is 50 percent off Friday during market hours.

Where: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at 1 Schenley Drive (Oakland)

When: May 12, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

How much: Free


See the future … today!

FutureFest 2017 offers a glimpse into tomorrow through demonstrations, an electric vehicle showcase, an eco-friendly marketplace and more. There will also be music and food trucks Cool Beans and Randita's Cafe, as well as Phipps Café. Admission to Phipps is 50 percent off during the festival.

Where: Front lawn of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at 1 Schenley Drive (Oakland)

When: April 29, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

How much: Free


Take home part of the Phipps’ Spring Flower Show

Want to bring a piece of the Phipps' Spring Flower Show into your own garden? The conservancy is holding its annual used bulb sale, where you can grab two pots worth of hyacinths, daffodils and lilies bulbs for $5. Orchids from the show will also be available for purchase.

Where: Phipps Conservancy's Outdoor Garden at 1 Schenley Park (Oakland)

When: April 15, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


An ‘orchid extravaganza​’ in Shadyside

The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania is hosting an "orchid extravaganza" this weekend, and it's free and open to the public. See prize-winning flowers and purchase one from a vendor. (Later: Try not to kill it.) Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Phipps Garden Center at 1059 Shady Ave. (Shadyside)

When: March 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How much: Free


Learn about herbs, avoid the flu

No one wants the flu. That's why Una Biologicals is hosting a class at the Phipps' Garden Center on herbs that promote health during the winter.

Where: Phipps Conservatory Garden Center at 1059 Shady Ave. (Point Breeze)

When: January 26, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

How much: $30