Phipps is making headlines! Read what voices worldwide have to say about our breathtaking seasonal flower shows, lush botanic gardens, sustainable innovation and greenest buildings.
"[Phipps has] evolved into one of the region’s most vibrant cultural attractions with its fresh perspectives and coveted green building standards."
— Seattle Pi
"Throughout the many indoor and outdoor flower gardens, living color surrounds you at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Admire the waterfalls in the Tropical Forest Conservatory and explore the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, one of the greenest buildings on Earth."
— Sean Collier, Pittsburgh Magazine
"A successful example of how place-based relationships can be formed to create a structure that embraces the climate, is a habitat for biodiversity, and a nursery for the landscape.”
— Biophilic Design Awards, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Rising from the crest of a hill, the eye-catching conservatory is a beacon of sustainability in a city better known for its industrial past than its environmental forward-thinking."
— Matilda Kreider, Planet Forward
"The city’s Phipps Conservatory is recognized as one of the world’s greenest buildings, generating all of its own energy and treating and reusing all water captured on site. "
— Anne Hidalgo and William Peduto, The New York Times
"Phipps has made strides to connect Pittsburghers with the natural world through its Biophilic City program and reward visitors for adopting sustainable practices."
— Amanda Waltz, Next Pittsburgh
"Phipps Conservatory is like escaping Pittsburgh to an exotic land, without actually leaving Pittsburgh!"
— 100.7 StarPittsburgh
"Phipps Welcome Center, opened in 2005, was the first LEED-certified visitor center in a public garden in the world."
— Mary Grauerholz, USGBC
"The conservatory is a green leader among public gardens — widely recognized for its leadership and commitment to sustainability including environmental conservation, renewable energy, green building design, and healthy living. "