For more than a century, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens has delighted plant and flower enthusiasts from around the world.
It was founded in 1893 by steel and real-estate magnate Henry Phipps (1839-1930) as a gift to the City Of Pittsburgh. The gardens' purpose is to educate and entertain the people of Pittsburgh with formal gardens and various species of exotic plants.
The 13-room “crystal palace” is one of the largest and finest Victorian greenhouses in America. The gardens feature lush tropical plants and exhibits throughout the year.
Saturday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Phipps has its own parking lot.