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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In March I had the opportunity to tour the Phipps Conservatory, a mammoth steel and glass Victorian greenhouse that has been welcoming plant enthusiasts from around the globe since its opening in 1893. Built as a gift to the city by Henry Phipps, his stated goal was to “erect something that will prove a source of instruction as well as pleasure to the people.” He most definitely succeeded. Highly recommended.


Glass sculptures by local artisans were one of the featured accouterments in March.

Don Engebretson
The Renegade Gardener