Open Now through Sun., Jan. 7
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Native Plants

Enjoy beautiful illustrations of flora growing at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden's!

Now open in Phipps' Welcome Center Gallery, plant lovers of all ages can enjoy stunning illustrations of plants growing at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Pittsburgh Botanic Garden's Native Plants is part of the Flora Project, a collaboration between Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden's Botanical Art and Illustration Program and the Allegheny Highlands Botanical Art Society.

Native plants play an important role in our ecosystem, having evolved complex and specific relationships with insects that, in turn, play an essential role in our local food chain. This year’s Flora project gave participants the opportunity to select native plants growing at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden's as well as to visit the gardens. Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s mission is to inspire people to value plants, garden design and the natural world by cultivating plant collections of the Allegheny Plateau and temperate regions. Flora participants used a variety of different mediums ranging from graphite, colored pencil, watercolor and pen and ink to create their plant portraits.

For more information regarding the Phipps Botanical Illustration Program or other adult classes, please call 412-441-4442 ext. 3925 or visit phipps.conservatory.org

Northern maidenhair fern (Adiantum peltatum), illustration by Abby Krick 

Carolina Silverbell (Halesia carolina), illlustration by Betty Yee Yates

Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), illustration by Betsy Doherty

Grey birch (Betula populifolia), illustration by Carole Taylor

Spotted bee balm (Mondarda punctata), illustration by Carol Watkins

Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana), illustration by Catherine Park

Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), illustration by Elsa Arce

Spicebush (Lindera benzoin), illustration by Eryn Hughes  

Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia), illustration by Gloria Rogulin Blake

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Apple Blossom'), illustration by Iza Kubanowska

Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), illustration by Janet Wilson 

Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia 'Keepsake'), illustration by Jim Hansotte

American holly (llex opaca 'Mary Holman'), illustration by Linda Hykes

Northern bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera), illustration by Linda Tobin

Paw Paw (Asimina triloba), illustration by Lori Grunick

Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis), illustration by Maria Joseph

Wood lily (Trillium recurvatum), illustration by Mary Medlin

Beardtongue (Penstemon 'Husker Red'), illustration by Mary Reefer

Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica), illustration by Michele Bamburak

Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), illustration by Pam DeSimone Romeo

Strawberry bush (Euonyms americanus), illustration by Raana Flemm

Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica), illustration by Robin Menard

Great white trillium (Trillium grandiflorium), illustration by Rosemarie Mazza


For more information regarding Phipps' Botanical Art and Illustration Program or other adult classes, please visit phipps.conservatory.org/Learn or call 412-441-4442 ext. 3925.

More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • Planets Earth

    Now Open

    A dynamic exhibit at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes addresses the pressing environmental issues of our time and proposes a new way of thinking about how to solve them.
  • Online Native Plant Sale

    Orders Now Closed

    Guests are able to order from a curated selection of native plants on our website! This sale features 16 plants native to our region that have all been selected as Phipps Sustainable Plants. Order now for pickup Sat, May 4 or Mon, May 6!