Monday, July 19, 2010

A Visit to Phipps Conservatory

One of our Traveling Herb Seminars made an excursion to Pittsburgh recently to visit the Phipps Conservatory. This thirteen room crystal palace, that houses 17 distinct botanical experiences, is one of the largest Victorian Glass Houses in the country. Tropicals, bonsai, perennials, annuals, medicinal plants, and herbs are all featured here. Considered one of the world's greenest public gardens, there is an amazing collection of artwork tucked in amongst the greenery also. If you find yourself in Pittsburgh, do visit this beautiful conservatory.

3 comments:

Marilyn said...

I absolutely love Victorian Glass Houses. Now something to add to my list if I ever come that way.

lemonverbenalady said...

I haven't been there this year. Need to get over and get some pictures of the herb garden. Hope it has gotten enough rain! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Amazing...I sure would love to see this place in person. Thanks for sharing! Donna