Phipp's Conservatory, Pittsburgh

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    april too early for butterflies

    by chattygirl7491 Written Apr 26, 2015

    too early for butterflies but nice gardens and art glass. worth the visit and cost. There was a charge for parking and had to walk a block or so. I think parking was around 3 dollars and had to go back a put a ticket on our dash. Didn't see others doing this but didn't want to take a chance for a fine.
    We spent 2-3 hours exploring. Came specifically for the butterflies only to find weeks too early. they had maybe 3 butterflies. That aspect was disappointing but the botanical garden was much better than I'd imagined so well worth the visit. The orchids, desert plants and spring flower area just were amazing. A courtyard with weeping cherry and spring flowers was just beautiful ,, art glass was in some of the displays and I'm a huge fan so nice touch. lovely place to take pics.

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    too early for butterflies

    by chattygirl7491 Written Apr 26, 2015

    too early for butterflies but nice gardens and art glass. worth the visit and cost. There was a charge for parking and had to walk a block or so. I think parking was around 3 dollars and had to go back a put a ticket on our dash. Didn't see others doing this but didn't want to take a chance for a fine.
    We spent 2-3 hours exploring. Came specifically for the butterflies only to find weeks too early. they had maybe 3 butterflies. That aspect was disappointing but the botanical garden was much better than I'd imagined so well worth the visit. The orchids, desert plants and spring flower area just were amazing. A courtyard with weeping cherry and spring flowers was just beautiful ,, art glass was in some of the displays and I'm a huge fan so nice touch. lovely place to take pics.

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    Phipps Conservatory

    by Rabbityama Updated Jul 22, 2010

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    For plant and flower-lovers, Phipps Conservatory is the place to be in Pittsburgh! Rooms full of exotic plants and beautiful displays shoot out from the central sitting area. Along with many tropical plants, they also have a Japanese garden, desert plants, butterfly garden, outdoor garden, and seeding plants. Be sure to take the time to look for the seeds; It's actually quite interesting and fun to try and find them!

    They also have changing exhibits. They typically choose a theme that is featured in a few of the side gardens, as well as the area directly behind the central area where you enter. Check the website for what will be featured during your visit!

    Entrance is $12 for adults.

    Phipps Conservatory Phipps Gargoyle Exhibit Phipps Desert Plants Phipps Conservatory Phipps Conservatory
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    Phipps Conservatory

    by Tom_Fields Written Aug 4, 2007

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    If you're thinking that all conservatories are alike, then thing again. The Phipps Conservatory is truly unique. There is NOTHING else quite like it. Nestled among the plants, from habitats all over the world, are pieces of multi-colored glass art. The artwork is mainly abstract, lending a rather surreal, dreamlike quality to the entire place. Somehow, it just doesn't seem quite real.

    The Phipps Conservatory Southeast Asian plants Desert plants The water garden More beautiful plants
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    Phipps Conservatory

    by mikelisaanna Written Apr 24, 2005

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    Phipps Conservatory is one of our favorite places to visit in Pittsburgh. It consists of a series of large greenhouses that house a wide variety of flowers, trees and other plants from around the world.

    Lisa and Anna at the Phipps Conservatory Anna exploring Phipps Conservatory Phipps Conservatory decorated for Christmas
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    Phipps Conservatory

    by ykx86 Updated Jul 1, 2003

    Phipps is a botanical garden located right behind Carnegie Mellon University. It's not a very big garden, but if plants are what you like then you might want to drop by. During early spring-summer season, Phipps has the Butterfly Forest exhibition where you can walk thru a tropical forest with hundreds and hundreds of butterflies flapping around you.
    There are about 10 different rooms each with its own theme such as the Desert room, or the Fern Room, and the Victoria room.
    It does cost you $3-5 a ticket to get in I believe.

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    Phipp's Conservatory

    by jls274 Updated Aug 13, 2007

    This is just pretty- can be romantic, too. Not a high-action event, it is relaxing and almost magical.

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