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Look back with us on the remarkable feats we accomplished in 2020 thanks to the support of members and friends like you.

Our Mission

To inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.

Watch President and CEO Richard V. Piacentini's TEDx talk, "What We Can Learn from an Old Glasshouse," to learn about the history and evolution of Phipps.

Explore the beauty and wonders of nature at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, encompassing 15 acres including a 14-room glasshouse and 23 distinct gardens. Experience industry-leading sustainable architecture and green practices, stunning seasonal flower shows, exclusive commissioned exhibits, renowned orchid and bonsai collections and more. Opened in 1893, the historic landmark is just a few miles from downtown Pittsburgh in Schenley Park. 

Phipps has earned the WELL Health-Safety Rating for its Oakland campus through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment now and into the future. When you see the WELL Health-Safety seal, you can feel confident knowing the space you’re entering is putting your health first.

Phipps has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. AAM accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. 

Phipps is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

The operations of Phipps are made possible in part by the support of the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD). Phipps is owned by the City of Pittsburgh, and is a proud member of the American Public Gardens Association and Pittsburgh Garden Trail.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman