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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830
+1 412-622-6914
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Breathtaking!

A must visit for anyone in Pittsburgh. Delightful, relaxing, and located in a lovely site where... read more

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g0ldengut
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Amherst, Massachusetts
Beautiful and not too much!!

After visiting Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA we were hoping that Phipps wouldn't be too... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
michellelynnp
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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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 nationally-recognized orchid collection, butterflies, botanical gardens, fun family activities, and much more.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“orchid room” (116 reviews)
“flower show” (66 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830
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+1 412-622-6914
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Reviewed today

A must visit for anyone in Pittsburgh. Delightful, relaxing, and located in a lovely site where gorges surround the museum on several sides. The bulbs were popping this spring and the arrangements were lovely. I suspect this is a gorgeous spot any time of year.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

After visiting Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA we were hoping that Phipps wouldn't be too large. We were pleasantly surprised. The displays are beautiful, well thought out and not too large that it was overwhelming. We felt that we could stroll through leisurely not...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’m not much for botanical gardens but this is a very nice place. For a small town like Pittsburgh, this is a gem. Nestled right between Carnegie Mellon and The University of Pittsburgh Allow about 2 to 3 hours If you go at Christmas go...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With little blooming outdoors, it was great to immerse ourselves in the beautiful springtime exhibits in the conservatory. Every room was delightful display. The orchid room has so many variations. Would definitely return in other seasons to see the changes.

Thank Pat G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a evening during a week day, not much crowded. I was able to find street parking just opposite to the conservatory. You will be mesmerized with the variety of flowers at display. You can easily spend 2-3 hours. They have a nice...More

Thank Avinash C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting this oasis of flora and fauna during a recent trip to Pittsburgh. It was very cold outside and nice to see everything in bloom inside. Wonderful special exhibit on Cuba.

Thank jaf266
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Phipps! A leisurely pace took us through the complex in a couple of hours.. Nice comfortable paths etc.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we went it was very crowded inside but the line moved along. Not as nice as Longwood gardens but worth a visit. Go at night for lights display.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a bus trip and stopped at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Never saw so many blooms going on at one time. Took more than 500 pictures and it was had to limit it just to a few to show you. This...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another chance find. My family loves botanical gardens and this one was a real winner. The Mister Rogers exhibit alone is worth the visit. We visited in the middle of winter and almost had to be forced to leave. A beautiful indoor garden of Eden...More

1  Thank Roblesan
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Response from Midwestadvocate | Reviewed this property |
Do call Phipps - I can't answer this either. Sorry!
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I would recommend you contact them directly for pricing info.
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Response from MyMalibu | Reviewed this property |
Yes Uber or other taxi service would be best because sometimes parking is just not available. There are no parking garages in the vicinity of Phipps and as I said parking can sometimes be a nightmare around there. I don't... More
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