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Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web
Explore 17 different plant exhibits at Phipps Conservatory, which is considered one of the greenest facilities in the world. In 1983, mogul Henry Phipps gave these grounds to the city of Pittsburgh with the purpose of introducing exotic plant life and formal gardens to the public. The gardens, along with the glass and metal greenhouse structures, have continued to amaze visitors throughout the years. The gardens are now on the National Register of Historic Places ,and the facility has been honored and celebrated for its sustainability. With our online itinerary creator, Pittsburgh attractions like Phipps Conservatory can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We visited the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on a damp, cloudy Thursday morning in October. The park and gardens are located on the edge of the University of Pittsburgh. We arrived about 1...  read more »
  • Entrance on lower level. Orchid room was very good. They had some mechanical gadgets for the kids to interact with. 
  • This little piece of heaven right in the city was remarkable and filled with delight. I was there on a week day so crowds were not a problem but it is really a fine experience of beauty and design in ...  read more »
  • Really nice selection of plants and flowers. It's quite hot and humid in the summer, but there are water dispensers everywhere so you can have a cool drink each time you take a break. Takes around 2-3 hours to see the whole place.
  • My family and I love Phipps! We come several times a year and love the seasonal and changing exhibits. The kids like the activities that they have, and there are wonderful photo opportunities. I've never attended any of the classes they host, but plan on it in the future!
  • Rather humid and hot in the summer but totally worth it. Amazing plants, awesome view, great for photography as well. The cafĂ© also is organic and natural, smells great. Must go.
  • This place is humongous! Lovely, entertaining for the kids, and lots of beautiful specimens. Lovely place to tour and stroll around.
  • Make sure you are asking questions from correct staff members. I asked one worker what she was planting. She didn't know! Asked another if the butterflies were native or tropical. She didn't know! Asked a third the name of a plant in the edible garden. HE didn't know! But last guy told me that he and the others were just maintenance workers and those who would know were likely on break. Conservatory is a precious Pittsburgh gem.
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