Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a great steel and glass Victorian greenhouse, has been inviting visitors to explore the beauty and mysteries of plants since 1893. Set amidst one of Pittsburgh’s largest greenspaces, Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory stands as a cultural and architectural centerpiece of the city’s Oakland neighborhood.

In recent decades, Phipps has evolved into one of the region’s most vibrant, thriving cultural attractions, bringing fresh perspectives and artists into our historic glasshouse environment. Phipps has also become a strong advocate for advanced green-building practices, sustainable gardening and a new environmental awareness.

Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
General Information: 412-622-6914

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is located in Schenley Park, within walking distance of the Pitt campus. Traveling east on Forbes Avenue, turn right onto Schenley Drive, turn left at the stop sign and continue to follow Schenley Drive into Schenley Park. Phipps is on the right.

Pittsburgh’s thirteen-room “crystal palace” has served visitors for more than 100 years and is one of the largest and finest Victorian glasshouses in the country. The botanical gardens at Phipps feature lush tropical plants, palms, orchids, ferns, and desert plants, as well as many special flower shows, exhibits, and seasonal butterflies indoors.

Outdoor gardens and collections include the Discovery Garden, Japanese Courtyard Garden, Aquatic Gardens, bonsai, butterflies, perennials, annuals, and medicinal plants and herbs. With their ever-changing exhibits, they stay true to their motto: something’s always blooming at Phipps.