Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Inc.

Rating: 4.94 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: One Schenley Park Pittsburgh PA 15213 USA

Mission:

To inspire and educate visitors with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and worldwide biodiversity through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.


Geographic areas served: Western Pennsylvania
Programs: The Conservatory designed and executed the new FamilyPass program beginning in 2008, designed to help the region’s underserved schoolchildren and their families embrace Phipps’ enriching and unforgettable experience by placing the garden back at the center of family life. In this two-part initiative, Phipps promotes the offer of field trip admission and transportation subsidy to schools in low-income communities through classroom outreach initiatives. After their field trips, each attending child receives a FamilyPass certificate redeemable for a complimentary group admission for up to two adults and two children. This innovative new element doubles the value of the initiative by allowing children an opportunity to share their new expertise with those closest to them, treating their parents and siblings to the wonders of the garden through a second visit to Phipps.
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EIN 25-1492587
412-622-6915
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I'm a big fan of Phipps for their free weekend education. Most recently, I attended a public program on Peruvian Recipies, which was a lot of fun and gave me some good cooking tips to take home.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

free education programs are definitely a favorite, but the exhibits, of course, are always excellent too.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It's nice to be able to come to a Pittsburgh destination that is not only an enjoyable day out, but also gives you valuable information you can take home and use.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

My family has been taking trips to Phipps at the holidays since I was a child. Today I have children of my own, and the warmth and blooming plants of Phipps are still the best way to beat the winter blues.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind and corteous, always willing to help and to give more information about the wonderful sights to see.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been visiting Phipps for over a year, and it is a fantastic place. I go back every week or two to replenish my spirit. For me it is a place full of life and joy and special memories. And, of course, beautiful plants. :-)

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the chance to visit a place so full of life and energy, all year long.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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