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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Out visit to the conservatory was great. First, there is free parking directly in from of the building, so no need to pay for street parking. The plant collections were very well put together and I was surprised by the vast variety. A surprise for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Alfredo H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful morning. The gardens are beautiful and the current exhibit of Van Gogh inspired tableaus is fabulous. Allow about an hour to wander and enjoy.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Karen123WV
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful display of botanicals! The Van Gogh interpretations were interesting. Multiple buildings/wings got a little confusing, but we remembered what the lady said when started..."keep going right and you can't go wrong."

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank karcyr2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful display of flowers. Amazing how the Phipps continues to astound me and how well taken care of the grounds are surrounding the exhibits. I really enjoy all the Chihuly displays as well.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank blnd406
Reviewed 1 week ago

We both really enjoyed this venue. The flowers were spectacular. We took an Uber from downtown so we did not have to contend with parking. It is an easy venue to walk. I would allow a solid hour, or two, to see everything.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AndrewFike
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an outstanding exhibit mixing art, flowers and the life of an artist. This was one of Phipp's best! I walked away with a new appreciation for Van Gogh and there were butterflies everywhere in their room as a bonus.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Allyn I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place overall is gorgeous but not a lot of blooms in September. I want to return in the spring as I've heard it's amazing at that time of year.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lisasR3462AZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The combination of beautiful flowers and blown glass was amazing. There was a temporary exhibit where flowers were arranged to mirror Van Gogh paintings. They also have a great selection of Bonsais.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank achristy2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens and very well-organized and interesting exhibits. Lovely grounds and buildings. A must-see.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Relaxed33936
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited several botanical gardens/conservatories and can say that the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is outstanding for a number of reasons. The breadth of the gardens is impressive (loved the orchids). Further, it’s very easy to move from one area to another and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from lindsay0215 | Reviewed this property |
It will be packed. We tried to go last year on Mother’s Day and turned right around. I don’t enjoy going there when it’s that crowded. I’d get there early and here’s hoping it’s not too bad this year!
September 18, 2018|
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