Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh

4.8
#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Pittsburgh
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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  • Very beautiful venue to get in to the Holiday Spirit with your loved ones. They do an amazing job setting up all the flowers and lights. I would definitely go again.  more »
  • Their 2028 Winter Show is terrific. Lots of blooms from amaryllis bulbs, paper whites, cyclamens, orchids, etc. Plenty of glitter and trees. We went during the day but the night in other years is a tr...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit. Many different sections lead to diverse experiences. For some sections, like butterfly garden, pathway might be a bit narrow or tight. But in general most areas are airy and spacious. You may argue it is less 'natural' and more like a well maintained garden, but still a romantic and playful place. No covered parking area... only street parking in the nearby hilly roads. (better drop off kids/elders at the entrance first then find an available spot)
  • Spectacular place. Would love to visit it again and again. Good for the romantic dates or just to visit with kids or family. It was fun to discover the beauty of this place. Also I was impressed by the room with butterflies and the one where you can feel yourself as you are in tropical garden - there you can find real mangoes, mandarins, grapefruits, avocados etc. I recommend! Visit is about $20 for adult.

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