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Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Beautiful piece of property

I had been meaning to go there for a few years, just went this week. Unfortunately it was when it... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Larry B
Great visit with our Girl Scout Troop

As others have stated, parts of the botanic garden are still under construction. And while I also... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh Botanic Garden inspires people to value plants, garden design and the natural world by cultivating plant collections of the Allegheny Plateau and temperate regions, creating display gardens, conducting educational programs and conserving...more
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799 Pinkerton Run Rd, Oakdale, PA 15071-3007
+1 412-444-4464
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

4 grandchildren (2, 4, 6 & 8 yrs old) their mom and I went to this awesome place this summer. There was so much for everyone to see and discover! Flowers, different trees, an “eagles nest” play area complete with huge wooden eggs, a terrific...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jmd12018
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Not really the botanic garden with lots of flowers like I was expecting. There were miles of trails and more of a wooded environment in the area I saw. It would be very nice on a fall day. There was a nice area in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sara R
Reviewed September 25, 2018

I had been meaning to go there for a few years, just went this week. Unfortunately it was when it was closed (a Monday) alas I was able to walk the ground and see what I think is the best part, open or closed....the chickens!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larry B
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

As others have stated, parts of the botanic garden are still under construction. And while I also agree about there not being an overabunce of flowering gardens, there is still some pretty cool areas to explore. I especially liked how certain trees had descriptions about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shellebelle920
Lindsay H, Public Relations Manager at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate any and all feedback. We hope to see you and your Girl Scout troop again at the Garden!

Reviewed August 19, 2018

The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is a work in progress reclaiming the land in a thoughtful plan. It has areas for kids to explore and discover nature. The Japanese Pond is a delightful place to relax. Wish I lived closer so I could visit more often.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen R
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

When I think of Botanical Gardens I’m thinking lots of flowers. Instead there are a number of wooded trails and a lack of signage to point the way. As a wooded environment it’s fine and very peaceful. Yet I’m not sure it can be termed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Very peaceful garden, easily walkable. I wore sandals in July, the canopy of trees kept the heat of the day off my face. Fascinating place to visit, the staff enjoy each others company very much.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank amyfraney
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure of taking our third grade students here. The experience was fantastic- the kids really enjoyed the hands on activities and exploring the grounds!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed June 10, 2018

5** they are not yet, because it's a newly developing garden/park, but we still had a wonderful time walking and discovering magical little corners of beautifull garden sculptures among a shady woodsy area. The pond and surrounding area is just out of fairy tale. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pyatachok
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Having been to the Botanical Gardens in Atlanta and New York, and knowing this place has been in development for many years, I was expecting much more than trails through the woods, filled with weeds. Yes, there’s a large meadow which would be spectacular later...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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