Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh

#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Pittsburgh
Must see · Garden · Historic Site
Explore 17 different plant exhibits at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 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. Our Pittsburgh attractions app makes visiting Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and other Pittsburgh attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Create an itinerary including Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
3,267 reviews
  • Travelling during Covid has been pretty disappointing overall. Yes, the pandemic is receding, but it's not over. We toured the conservatory and botanical garden in about an hour. There wasn't that...  more »
  • Went on a hot afternoon July 4th. Place is well ventilated so was bearable but had it been cooler weather, I may have stayed longer. I stayed around an hour and half at most. Enjoyed all the...  more »
  • What a lovely and interesting place to visit. We did a Saturday morning walk about. Parking was ample nearby, and admission seemed fairly priced. There were so many amazing plants to see, and all within a well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing facility. The butterfly garden was a huge plus, and our favorite part of the exhibit. A must see gem in Pittsburgh!
  • I COULD SPEND HOURS AND HOURS HERE! Oh my goodness is it one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. All the different types of plants/flowers/trees you could imagine with separate rooms with different climate to adjust to the type of plant in the particular room. This is ARTWORK! They decorate for the different seasons and holidays always mixing it up keeping us guessing! My favorite is Christmas it is a must see around Christmas time!

Plan your trip to Pittsburgh

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.