For the past 125 years, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has excelled in showcasing beauty. Today, this history of excellence serves as a platform to demonstrate that people, plants, health, planet and beauty are inextricably interconnected, and that sustainable action – from the construction of the world’s greenest building to the planting of a raised-bed vegetable garden in a backyard – is the key to ensuring that these critical interconnections are harmonious, mutually beneficial, healthy and preserved for future generations.
Green Healthy Spaces
Download the Green Healthy Spaces PDF for a summary of our sustainable efforts at Phipps.
Read "Being Less Bad Is Not Good Enough Anymore"
Read Executive Director Richard Piacentini's article in BGJournal, the journal of Botanic Gardens Conservation International, to learn more about the thinking behind Phipps' sustainable vision.
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