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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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“flower show”(64 reviews)
A green oasis in the middle of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Oakland neighborhood, Phipps has provided a world-class garden experience to its visitors since 1893. Visit to discover breathtaking seasonal flower shows and special exhibits, a...more
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1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830
+1 412-622-6914
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The renovation of the glass roof is nearly complete now . It is a very well maintained Botanical Garden with friendly informative volunteer guides. Car parking is free for visitors and the cafe served very good food which was tasty , nutritious and good value...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed yesterday

I attened a Wedding here and it was everything.. The staff was so hands on, the fresh flowers were gorgeous, the lighting was perfect... I would love to go again...

Thank carlyjones070
Reviewed 2 days ago

We rode our bikes along the Eliza Furnace Trail and then connected to another trail that we found on several Pittsburgh trail websites that ran along the southern boundary of Schenley Park and Boundary Street. The gardens are a bit pricey but we spent several...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife is from the Pittsburgh area and this is not our first time visiting the Conservatory however we always enjoy going back and see what's new. New to us was the Cuban section with a great rock wall/water fall. Very nicely done. If you...More

Thank Hal B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the most beautifully botonical gardens I have ever seen. The staff was very helpful and answered any questions we had. The butterfly exhibit was outstanding.

Thank Denice B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I found a recommendation article and my hostels staff recommended very strong, so I have chosen. Huge site, so guest may need to go by car. And I offer to check event schedule about this site. Some event will provide on the different day (or...More

Thank Chie Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was beautiful! There were inside and outside areas to observe. There were interactive pieces for kids.

Thank Chelsea S
Reviewed 1 week ago

went to see the butterfly garden but all the rooms are great and a variety of worldly areas are represented , Even the work being done due to a winter storm was still interesting

Thank Cris s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is some work being done due to a storm taking out lots of glass panels, but except for some scaffolding, you would not have known there had been what must have been a devastating event (since the storm was in Feb...of 2016, I believe)....More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An extensive indoor series of environments and gardenscapes that educate and engage. From a butterfly hatchery, to their orchid and bonzai collections, as well as their water attractions - there's plenty of interesting areas for Adults, Kids and Families. There are wonderful outdoor gardens to...More

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September 18, 2018|
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Response from Chrisheck620 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they can!
May 26, 2018|
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Response from Jim E | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others. No bad time. Make several visits if you can. Always something amazing.
November 6, 2017|
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Response from Midwestadvocate | Reviewed this property |
Do call Phipps - I can't answer this either. Sorry!