Friday, August 1, 2014
On Monday, Phipps Conservatory offers free admission to all patrons, thanks to a grant from the Jack Buncher Foundation. The entire conservatory, including its children’s Discover Garden, Rooftop Edible Garden and Aquatic Garden, will be accessible free of charge.
Also available is Phipps' Summer Flower Show, where a miniature model train leads patrons through a glasshouse collection of plants, flowers, and interactive features celebrating summer.
Another summer tradition, the Butterfly Forest, will also be open. And visitors can see Romero, the conservatory’s corpse flower — a pungent, tropical plant which blooms only once every 7-10 years, and which has grown leaves for the first time since its first-ever bloom last year.
The Phipps Conservatory will be open for its free day on Mon., Aug. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, look here.