Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden


The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, located in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1893 by real-estate magnate, Henry Phipps.  He gave it as a gift to the city of Pittsburg for the purpose of educating and entertaining the people of that city.

It's a beautiful 13 room steel and glass Victorian greenhouse with lots of lush green trees and plants.  The rooms include a palm court, fern room, desert room, orchid room, Japanese courtyard garden, and tropical fruit and spice room.


The garden is open daily form 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $15.00 for adults and $11.00 per child.


20 comments:

  1. Wow, it's huge! That would be a cool place to go.

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  2. That looks like an amazing place! Must add it to my list of things to see :)

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  3. Conservatories are nice. It's the only chance to see some of the exotic varieties.

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    1. Yes. The orchid display here is especially nice.

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  4. Just the architecture of some of these buildings make for an awesome sight!

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    1. It's an impressive building, isn't it?

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  5. Just dropping by from the A-Z Challenge and had to let you know how much I enjoyed reading about all these gardens. Hope you have a chance to visit some of the UK gardens someday, too.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Yes, the UK has some amazing gardens!

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  6. cool conservatory building. It's funny - growing up near Philly, I've never been to Pittsburgh. Might have to try out the other end of PA someday.

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    1. Really? You definitely have to see this place!

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  7. That looks amazing! If it were made of green glass, it would look just like the Emerald City :)

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  8. Looks beautiful. I always enjoy pretty gardens. Think so far, I'd have to say St. Louis Botanical Gardens is my favorite.

    A-Z

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    1. St. Louis Botanical Gardens is one of my favorite places, too.

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  9. Wow! That is an incredible looking building, let alone what is inside.

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