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Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

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17 Year Cicadas Are Everywhere

In early June, My Wife and I visited the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. It is the height of the 17... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BeawChan
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Dormont, Pennsylvania
Hidden Gem

Beautiful grounds to visit and a real hidden gem of the area. We like to visit at different times... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
j0hnnyd1969
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Bridgeville, 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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Botanic Garden is such a special place and truly a hidden gem. My kiddos really enjoy coming here and discovering nature treasures. The 17 year cicadas were out in full force- mostly just noisy but there were several flying around. The Japanese Garden is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very pleasant walk in the woods but we were expecting flowers. The pond is nice. We didn't think that it was worth the trip out of the city though. If you want flowers, go to Phipps Conservatory.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In early June, My Wife and I visited the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. It is the height of the 17 year locust emergence and as soon as we arrived at the free, very convenient, ample parking lot, there was an unearthly hum seemingly coming from every...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank BeawChan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds to visit and a real hidden gem of the area. We like to visit at different times of year because of the seasonal changes - it looks completely different in each!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank j0hnnyd1969
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed walking in the Japanese garden. Although it is the beginning of winter you can still see the beauty it has. It gave me a chance to meditate and enjoy being with my friends.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bridget O
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 C6261ETsarar
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
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