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“Trip of a lifetime Flowers galore. ”

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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Gardens of Sound and Motion at Phipps...
Ranked #3 of 193 things to do in Pittsburgh
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Owner description: 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 nationally-recognized orchid collection, butterflies, botanical gardens, fun family activities, and much more.
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We went on a bus trip and stopped at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Never saw so many blooms going on at one time. Took more than 500 pictures and it was had to limit it just to a few to show you. This year is will be 125 yes old. So many rooms to wander in and out of. The orchids were the most spectacular site ever. I could have stayed there for hours but the bus time was due back in 3 hrs. Need to allow yourselves more than that to fully enjoy.
It is wheelchair accessible except for one room. They have locker and there are bathrooms, small cafe and gift shop - tad expensive.
Hrs are Saturday - Thursday 9:30 to 5 pm and Friday 9:30 to 10 pm.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Another chance find. My family loves botanical gardens and this one was a real winner. The Mister Rogers exhibit alone is worth the visit. We visited in the middle of winter and almost had to be forced to leave. A beautiful indoor garden of Eden in winter.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

wow!...the smell of springtime is amazing and phipps captured it in lovely themed rooms...benches were everywhere to take a break and really experience the beauty...the chihuly sculptures were artistically placed thru out the conservatory...stunning!...gift shop was large, but as with most gift shops in this setting, a bit overpriced...our only beef was the parking...instead of allowing guests to have prime parking, they have staff w/prime parking...walking is not an issue for us, per say but we did see several people exhausted from the long walk from parking...maybe offer an open air shuttle or better yet, have your staff park far away from the building instead of you patrons...

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Our rainy trip included a visit to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. We have been to conservatories in Columbus, Niagara Falls, Cleveland, Chicago, and some European cities. The Phipps C and BG is a beautiful garden with many exotic exhibits such as the Cuba exhibit and the english garden exhibit. In addition, the PC and BG have a nice gift shop and cafe too. We will definitely visit here again.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Just Beautiful. My husband I try to go every year. Sometimes more often! All the rooms are so magical you feel that you are in another world.

Thank Patricia B
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