Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Photo of the Day: Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh PA

A highlight of my week of vacation in Pittsburgh in October was a visit to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. In the past few years, perhaps partly as a result of my growing interest in photography, I have become increasingly taken with botanical gardens. But I must say that I was especially in this one. 

Everywhere I looked at this 125-year-old institution in the city’s Oakland neighborhood, I marveled at another example of beauty in its 14-room glasshouse and 22 gardens. Over the next several weeks, I plan to post a number of photos I took during that visit.

Phipps has impressed many more people than me, however. Increasingly in the last few years, it has become an institutional leader in sustainability through seasonal flower shows, commissioned exhibits, orchid and bonsai collections and more. I think it is one of the jewels of Pittsburgh.

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