Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens – Pennsylvania

If you live in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area or are just passing through I suggest you take some time and visit Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. I highly recommend touring their beautiful facility.

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Phipps Conservatory is located next to Schenley Park in the Pittsburgh East End neighborhood of Oakland. It is only a few minutes from the Parkway.

This facility has been a cultural and architectural centerpiece in the Pittsburgh area since 1893.Over the past decade they have received numerous awards for their green building initiatives and sustainability efforts.

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Information:

  • Guided and Group Tours {90 minutes} – Conservatory History and Plant Collection, Production Greenhouses and Phipps Sustainability
  • Feature Monthly Exhibits
  • Classes & Programs
  • Open daily from 9:30 am until 5pm


We recently had the opportunity to tour their facility. It honestly is breathtaking. Not only do they have a beautiful greenhouse and butterfly garden, but they also provided several fun kids’ activities. The day we visited they had kids’ crafts and fresh fruit samples for children. It was a fun family attraction to see in the Pittsburgh area.

I absolutely loved their butterfly garden. You are able to walk through and experience these beautiful insects and many of them just land on your arms.

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If you are a member you receive free admission otherwise the pricing is as follows.

Phipps Conservatory Admission:

Adults – $15

Seniors – $14

Students – $14

Children 2 to 18 – $11

Children under 2 – Free


While you are there visiting Phipps Conservatory you can also enjoy their café or the Shops at Phipps which features gardening supplies, educational games, botanical books and more. Phipps Conservatory is definitely a must see facility if you are visiting Pittsburgh.

If you have ever visited Phipps Conservatory please leave us a comment below and let us know if you enjoyed your visit.