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  • 04-29-17 9:00 am - 04-29-17 5:00 pm
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  • 04-30-17 9:00 am - 04-30-17 5:00 pm
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  • 05-03-17 9:00 am - 05-03-17 7:00 pm
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  • 05-03-17 10:30 am - 05-03-17 12:30 pm

    Spring Botany Walk & Talk

    Wednesday, May 3
    10:30am–12:30pm
    Members: $20
    Non-Members: $30
    Departing from Bayer Welcome Center

    Join in!  We are launching a new series to learn about the plants and gardens that grow at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.  Led by Home and Garden Editor of the Tribune-Review and friend of the Garden, Doug Oster, and Keith Kaiser, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Executive Director. Participants will see up close what’s in bloom, learn about plant “cousins” (plant families) and have a “plant-based lunch” in the White Pine Grove.  Dress appropriate for the weather - we are on for rain or shine.

  • 05-04-17 9:00 am - 05-04-17 7:00 pm
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  • 05-04-17 10:00 am - 05-04-17 11:30 am

    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 admission Ages: 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).
  • 05-04-17 1:00 pm - 05-04-17 2:30 pm

    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 admission Ages: 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).
  • 05-05-17 9:00 am - 05-05-17 5:00 pm
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  • 05-11-17 9:00 am - 05-11-17 7:00 pm
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  • 05-12-17 9:00 am - 05-12-17 5:00 pm

     

    National Public Gardens Day 2017

    See what's blooming at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden as we celebrate National Public Gardens Day.

    Throughout the Day:

    • Member's bring a friend for free!
    • Buy one admission, bring a guest for free!
    • Purchase plants for sale in the gift shop

    Between 12:00 - 4:00pm:

    • Join in on activities centered around environmental awareness
    • Educational activities
    • Learn about how we are restoring the land
    • Observe the cleaning process of the Lotus Pond Governor's Award winning Water Treatment System at 2:30PM

     

  • 05-12-17 9:00 am - 05-12-17 5:00 pm
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  • 05-14-17 11:00 am - 05-14-17 1:00 pm

    Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 11am – 1pm

    Location: Davidson Event Center

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    Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is pleased to announce our second annual Mother’s Day Brunch. This event will be catered by Rania Harris. Following brunch, guests are free to explore the Garden or purchase plants and gifts for mom in our gift shop. Adults receive one free welcome drink.

    Our tentative (subject to change) brunch buffet menu includes the following:

    -Quiche
    -Waffles with strawberries and whipped cream
    -Greek yogurt parfaits
    -Chicken salad w/ rolls
    -Sausage
    -Bacon
    -Scrambled eggs
    -Fruit salad

    Cost:

    Member: (Ages 13 & up) $35.00

    Non-member: (Ages 13 & up) $45.00

    Ages 3-12: $20.00

    Children under 2: FREE

    -        Price includes admission to the Garden, and adults receive one welcome drink.

    Note: All parties must be registered together. 

    Additions to existing reservations may be made by calling (412) 444-4464 x221.

    This event is made possible through generous donations by Ambassador Tent Rental and Rania’s Catering.

  • 05-17-17 9:00 am - 05-17-17 7:00 pm
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  • 05-26-17 10:00 am - 05-26-17 11:30 am

    Caring for Your Trees

    Friday, May 26, 2017
    10:00 - 11:30am Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

    Members: $30
    Non-members: $40

    Bayer Welcome Center meeting room

    Please register early as space is limited.

    Lean how to care for the trees in your landscape from Certified Arborist, Ben Hartranft. During this workshop, you will learn basic tree care techniques including proper tree selection, planting practices, proper pruning and watering considerations. This workshop includes a live tree care demonstration to help you prepare to bring your new knowledge to your home landscape.

    Please bring weather appropriate outerwear.  

    Ben Hartranft is an Arborist Representative with Bartlett Tree Experts and a lifelong Pennsylvania resident. He discovered arboriculture after graduating from college. He has 13 years of experience in arboriculture with Bartlett learning from the ground up. As an ISA Certified Arborist and a plant health care specialist, he takes pride in delivering quality tree care with exceptional customer service. Ben’s “hands-on” approach to arboriculture and his eagerness to learn, coupled with Bartlett’s scientific approach to tree care make him a valuable resource to his clients. Ben is happily married to his wife Tracey and has a two year old son named Lincoln. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking and is a beginning bonsai enthusiast. Ben speaks to local garden clubs and nursery groups, giving him the opportunity to share his expertise and give back to the community. Register online using the button below, or call 412-444-4464

    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.

  • 05-27-17 9:00 am - 05-27-17 5:00 pm
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  • 05-28-17 9:00 am - 05-28-17 5:00 pm
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  • 06-03-17 10:00 am - 06-03-17 11:30 am

    Easy Herbs You Can Grow and Use

    Saturday, June 3 2017
    10-11:30am

    Members: $25
    Non-members: $35

    Bayer Welcome Center meeting room

    For planning purposes, registration for the workshop will close May 27. Please register early as space is limited.

    What’s not to love about these useful, easy to grow, and downright beautiful plants? Perennial herbs like oregano, thyme, and sage live for years in the garden and can be harvested practically year round. Tender herbs like basil, dill, and cilantro are culinary powerhouses and are easy to grow too. Whether you have garden space to grow herbs, or want to grow them in pots on a deck or balcony, this class will help you learn how to choose, grow, harvest, and use several of the most popular, useful herbs. Lecture, demonstration, and full day garden admission included in cost.

    Martha Swiss is a garden writer, designer, and speaker. She is a regular contributor to Pennsylvania Gardener magazine and her articles have also appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Fine Gardening. A graduate of Chatham University’s landscape design program, Martha has been designing naturalistic and environmentally sound gardens for 15 years.

    Register online using the button below, or call 412-444-4464

    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.

  • 06-04-17 9:00 am - 06-04-17 5:00 pm
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  • 07-13-17 9:00 pm - 07-13-17 10:30 pm

    Night Hike

    Thursday, July 13
    9-10:30pm
    $5 members
    $10 non-members

    For planning purposes, registration will close July 11th. Please register early as space is limited.

    Join us as we walk along the darken trails within the woods and meadow of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden to hear and maybe see some of the creatures of the night.  As we venture, those attending will learn about the special adaptions that allow these creatures to survive in the dark.  The hike will be about 1 mile.

    Please wear weather appropriate outerwear and bring a flashlight. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the hike to check-in. All ages welcome; must be able to walk for 1 mile on unpaved trails (may include stairs) lit only by flashlight. 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.

     

  • 07-14-17 9:00 am - 07-14-17 5:00 pm
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  • 07-22-17 10:00 am - 07-22-17 11:30 am

    The Cloud and The Sky: Inside Outside Stories

    Saturday, July 22, 2017
    10 to 11:30am
    $25 members
    $35 non-members

    The workshop will focus on using images from and a connection to the natural world as a starting point for exploring perspective and theme in our personal stories.  We will look at how our inside stories create our outside circumstances and how we can become storychangers in order to empower and transform our personal stories and our outside circumstances.  We will discover how we can use nature as our guide to strengthen our awareness muscles and how becoming aware can be used as a first step in helping us to examine and re-language our stories for positive change. 

    Karen Helene Lizon, M.F.A. is a local Pittsburgh writer, teacher, and mentor to individuals and groups who are seeking ways to develop more empowering and evolved stories for personal and collective transformation.    Her fiction has appeared in various literary journals, such as Gone Lawn, The Adroit Journal, and Weave Magazine.  Her yet-to-be-published novel Payden’s Melody was a semi-finalist for the Eludia Award.  In addition to teaching at Robert Morris University, Karen offers workshops and mentoring for individuals and groups interested in creating new world stories for personal and collective transformation.  She holds an MFA and studied both in the U.S. and Ireland.

    Register online using the button below, or call 412-444-4464

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    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.

  • 07-23-17 9:00 am - 07-23-17 5:00 pm
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  • 09-14-17 7:00 pm - 09-14-17 9:00 pm

    Fallscaping: The Forgotten Season

    Date: TBD
    Davidson Events Center
    Members: TBD
    Nonmembers: TBD

    After a hot summer, weeding, planting, battling bugs and diseases, chasing invasive plants, moving plants somehow by fall we seem to just all back on the same old standbys-chrysanthemums, kales, andcabbages. There are so many choices of great plants to chose from our shining hour could be our fall garden. There are the exquisite colors in fall shrubs and trees, perennials that are colorful and unusual, even tender perennials and a few annuals that thrive in cooler temperatures. So don't despair about what your autumn garden looks like. Come to this lecture to hear about the wonderful selections that will make the last season outstanding! Stephanie Cohen(Aka The Perennial Diva) is opinionate and doesn't mince words.She promises you she will dish the dirt on her favorite selections!

    Register online using the button below, or calling 412-444-4464.
    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.

    Registration Opening Soon.

  • 09-15-17 9:00 am - 09-15-17 5:00 pm
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