Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 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.
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  • I’ll stipulate that the gardens are beautiful. The tiny town with the train is fun. But the featured exhibit of the Cuban experience is an awful piece of propaganda. Cuba is pristine! because there.....  more »
  • Phipps is a really unique place to experience. I have been to a couple other botanical gardens, but none as extensive and historical as Phipps Conservatory. It should be on any Pittsburgher's bucket.....  more »
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  • 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!

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