Though it felt like winter might never end, spring is finally at our doorstep. What better way to celebrate than by spending some time at the best botanical gardens in Pittsburgh? Get outside and enjoy watching flowers bloom as the weather gets warmer
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Phipps is truly a feast for the senses. You can start out by browsing the stunning outdoor gardens before moving on to the Japanese courtyard and innovative green rooftops — including one that grows fresh produce for the on-site café.
If the air is still a bit brisk, pop inside the world-class conservatory for unforgettable sights. There’s a sunken garden, a palm court, a fern room, an orchid room, a tropical fruit and spice room, and even a multi-story tropical forest exhibit that replicates a different region every three years. Adult admission is $20, and children ages two to 18 can get in for $12.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden ranks as one of America’s 10 largest botanical gardens with a whopping 452 acres of space, and every inch of space is used to its fullest potential. There’s an incredible amount of floral diversity with several woodlands, a lotus pond, a Japanese garden, and more. For a dash of history, check out the Walker-Ewing-Glass Log House, which was built somewhere near 1790.
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