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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful, peaceful, elegant Conservatory

The Phipps Conservatory is one of Pittsburgh's jewels. My opinion of its Childrens' Discovery... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Always Interesting - Especially During the Holidays

This is a beautiful facility and they always keep it well maintained. The flower shows rotate... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ken M
Pittsburgh, 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...more
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1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830
+1 412-622-6914
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 4, 2007

While researching our vacation, I had found that there would be a Chihuly display at the conservatory during our visit. Dale Chihuly is a world renowned glass artist based in Washington. I was so excited since I hadn’t been able to make the exhibit at...More

8  Thank jeffysgirl
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Two areas at Phipps were closed for special events. No one notified us about the closure of the areas at the time we purchased tickets. Discounts are not offered. So we ended up paying full price for three tickets and didn't see all rooms. Unacceptable!

3  Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Phipps Conservatory is one of Pittsburgh's jewels. My opinion of its Childrens' Discovery Graden is based on my daughter's reaction to it: she never wnated to leve the area and could spend hours, literally, there. I enjoy the cacti and succulent garden, and my...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful facility and they always keep it well maintained. The flower shows rotate throughout the seasons. This place is a must visit during the Holiday Flower and light show. It is simply spectacular during that show.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing! The flowers and displays were incredible. Plus it was decorated for Halloween. We unfortunately got there late in the day , after other sightseeing, and only had about 90 minutes to tour. I'd plan for a few hours.

Thank DuaneT52
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is lovely place. We are members and regularly go to visit the different flower shows that are on display throught the year. From the holiday display to spring/summer flower show to the fall show with mums in all possible fall colors. It takes about...More

Thank Jadranka P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Conservatory and Botanical Garden is a beautiful facility. Located in Schenley Park means access is a bit sporty and parking can be a challenge. And the price is pretty steep and they do not participate in any of the museum reciprocal programs; a fact...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Phipps Conservatory has a fantastic seasonal array of flowers and foliage. One could spend many hours admiring the various rooms filled with breathtaking displays.It is easily accessible from all parts of the city. Parking is plentiful.This is a wonderful way to spend the day.

Thank ctedesco212
Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolutely wonderful place to visit. My husband and I generally go on a Friday night since it is open until 10:00 p.m. We have a membership now and go to every show.

Thank My2015Trip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Phipps tries too hard to cater to everyone. During our visit they had the flower show that was not very tasteful, Halloween decorations and miscellaneous rooms like the Humpty Dumpty room. The rooms that we enjoyed are the ones that were dedicated to plants...More

Thank kazuzu111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a dear friend to see the Christmas flower display. It has never been a disappointment, the inside and outside are always well done. Highly recommend to locals and visitors alike.

Thank Maggie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had visited last year and thought it was too early to go back. However I was pleasantly surprised with the ever changing displays. So thoughtfully planned and installed with care. You can tell the staff loves their plants. You never can see every plant,...More

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I agree with the others. No bad time. Make several visits if you can. Always something amazing.
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Do call Phipps - I can't answer this either. Sorry!