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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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Peace and beauty all year round

I wondered if there would be enough to see in the dead of winter. Silly me. This place is huge. My... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sharon K
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Frederick, Maryland
Phipps Conservatory,historic botanical garden under glass - Pittsburgh PA USA

Phipps is on 15 acres, huge 14 room glasshouse, 23 distinct indoor and outdoor gardens. Adjacent to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
aquamangm
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Boca Raton, Florida
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

I wondered if there would be enough to see in the dead of winter. Silly me. This place is huge. My favorite section was the South Conservatory with its wonderful (interactive) Garden Railroad. I loved how the display took you through time and (just like...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Phipps is on 15 acres, huge 14 room glasshouse, 23 distinct indoor and outdoor gardens. Adjacent to downtown, in Schenley Park, near the Carnegie Museum, in the heart of the university neighborhood (6 universities), donated to Pittsburgh in 1893 by steel and real estate magnate...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank aquamangm
Reviewed 5 days ago

Phipps consistently outdoes itself each year. From the flower arrangements, the Chihuli glass and the outdoor garden lighting, you will enjoy your visit. Nightime is best this time of year.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place to go to when you are stressed out and just need a place to relax and give your brain a rest. It is so peaceful and relaxing in the conservatory that you can't help but forget what's bothering you for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited last fall on a beautiful evening. The sky was so clear and I could see the moon. My husband and daughters and grandchildren were all there. It was so beautiful. I have a lovely photo of my husband and I there. The flowers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Debra R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Phipps Conservatory is a wonderful warm place to enjoy in the middle of December with friends or your adult children. The lovely scenes are a stress release for your eyes and wonderful for photo shoots! Relax and unwind as you stroll through the exhibits and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rosalie L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful Christmas trees exhibits and flowers. 1st-time visit we were very impressed. had lunch at their restaurant very good nor crowded. will be back again

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank david m
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a fun evening. The outdoor lights were very magical at Christmas time. The weather was nice so it was ok to see the outside lights. The inside is gorgeous as usual at any season of the year. Parking was do able with patience. No...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ilovenycAnnapolis_Md
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walk through the gardens, beautiful display of lights and flowers. A experience to get you into a Holiday mood. Did not disappoint.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susssay
Reviewed 1 week ago

More than a pretty flower! Spectacular place. Great variety of Mother Nature’s prized possessions. All housed within a magnificant structure. Go and learn and be impressed.

Date of experience: January 2019
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MA_The_Nomad
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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!
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