Registration is now open for our annual Mother's Day Brunch.

Bring your family to The Garden on May 14 for a delicious brunch buffet in honor of the mothers in our lives. Enjoy brunch by Rania's Catering and then explore The Garden. Learn more

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  • Garden Open (9am - 5pm)
    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    03-02-17
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States
    No additional detail for this event.
  • Blocks and Rocks
    10:00 am-11:30 am
    03-02-17
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States

    Blocks and Rocks Nature Play Program at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

    Come to the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden to discover and play. Bins of colorful LEGO® DUPLO® blocks will be combined with natural materials (rocks, sticks, pinecone etc) to encourage nature-based play, development of fine motor skills and social interaction. Blocks and Rocks takes place in our indoor classroom space to provide nature play regardless of the weather. An outdoor “I-spy” game will be provided for each participant to explore the garden following the program.Price: free for members, free with paid admissionAges: 3 to 7 years (***adult supervision required****) Note: small pieces may be included. Younger and older siblings permitted at discretion of parents and program staff (please consider safety and program quality for all participants)Cancelation policy: The program may be canceled due to inclement weather. For information on the status of the program, please call the garden (412-444-4464).
  • Blocks and Rocks
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm
    03-02-17
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States

    Blocks and Rocks Nature Play Program at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

    Come to the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden to discover and play. Bins of colorful LEGO® DUPLO® blocks will be combined with natural materials (rocks, sticks, pinecone etc) to encourage nature-based play, development of fine motor skills and social interaction. Blocks and Rocks takes place in our indoor classroom space to provide nature play regardless of the weather. An outdoor “I-spy” game will be provided for each participant to explore the garden following the program.Price: free for members, free with paid admissionAges: 3 to 7 years (***adult supervision required****) Note: small pieces may be included. Younger and older siblings permitted at discretion of parents and program staff (please consider safety and program quality for all participants)Cancelation policy: The program may be canceled due to inclement weather. For information on the status of the program, please call the garden (412-444-4464).
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  • Garden Open (9am - 5pm)
    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    03-09-17
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States
    No additional detail for this event.
  • Why we Should Care about the Trees in our Cities
    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    03-09-17
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States
  • Why We Should Care About Trees in Our Cities
    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    03-09-17
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States

     

    Why We Should Care About the Trees in Our Cities:

    A scientific review of the benefit of trees

     

    Thursday March 9th

    11am - 12pm

    Bayer Welcome Center Meeting Room

    FREE members only class

    Learn about the growing body of scientific literature which demonstrates that trees provide numerous benefits to humans and the environment in which we live. Trees make people healthier and happier as well as our neighborhoods safer and more social. Additionally, trees clean the air, help us focus, provide economic benefits, and they capture our imaginations and inspire us. Because of these innumerable benefits, trees should be incorporated into urban spaces. However, trees face additional challenges in a city environment that they do not experience in wild environments, and the presence of trees are often considered a luxury rather than a necessity. Further, cities are growing larger, increasing the need for thoughtful management of green space. Therefore, learn about how we can take action to protect, care for, and plant trees in our urban forests.

    Jessica Turner-Skoff started at the Morton Arboretum in January 2016 after completing her dissertation in Biology at West Virginia University.  She received her Masters in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Maryland-College Park.  Jessica has a diverse background, ranging from research experience in the eastern deciduous forest and northern Alaska to communicating science and promoting conservation with numerous stakeholders.  She was a Phipps Botany in Action fellow for three years.

    As The Morton Arboretum’s first ‘Treeologist,’ Jessica supports the Arboretum's mission and vision to be a center of tree expertise by communicating and sharing expert knowledge.  While centered in the Science and Conservation Department, she works closely with Education, Collections, and Marketing to help catalyze tree advocacy by creatively making tree science, horticulture, and conservation relevant and accessible to target audiences.  One of her priorities is to engage the next generation of tree scientists by developing and participating in STEM programs at The Morton Arboretum. In addition to her role as a Treeologist, she serves as an Auxiliary Board Member at The Chicago Council on Science and Technology, on the Advisory Council of the Seed Your Future Campaign and the Priority Plant Species of the Chicago Area for the Chicago Wilderness. She also serves on the Education and Outreach Work Group for Chicago Region Trees Initiative and as an Adjunct Professor for Association of Colleges in the Chicago Area (ACCA).

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  • Garden Open (9am - 5pm)
    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    03-31-17
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States
    No additional detail for this event.
  • Create a Solitary Bee Habitat
    10:30 am-12:00 pm
    03-31-17
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States
    799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States

    Create a Solitary Bee Habitat

     

    Friday, March 31st

    10:30am - 12pm

    Bayer Welcome Center Meeting Room

    Fee $35 member; $45 non-members (full day Garden admission included)

     

    For planning purposes, registration will close March 24th. Please register early as space is limited!

    Come to the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden to learn how to create a home for solitary bees in your garden or yard. Solitary bees, unlike honeybees, don’t live in colonies. They seek cavities for nesting and hibernation. Solitary bees are just as necessary for pollination as honeybees. Learn types of simple structures you can build, how to choose a location for your solitary bee home and take home a bee condo to get you started.  Bring weather appropriate outerwear.

    Garden volunteer, Deanna Tucci Schmitt, is a gardener, nature lover and yoga instructor. Over the years Deanna has attended countless gardening seminars, nature walks and hikes. Three chickens, Honey Pie, Penny Lane and Martha My Dear, make their home in her backyard in Peters Township where she lives with husband Bob, her 17 year old poodle Piper and rescue cat Curtiss. She is currently practicing deer proof gardening and loves to swap stories and tips with home gardeners.

    Credit card payment only

    In case of severe weather, the workshop will be canceled and registrants refunded. For information on the status of the program, please call 412-444-4464.

     

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