Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a complex of buildings and grounds set in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The gardens were founded in 1893 by steel and real-estate magnate Henry Phipps as a gift to the City of Pittsburgh (source: Wikipedia).


The entrance to Phipps


Palm Court


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Bonsai in the Serpentine Room


Bananas in the Tropical Fruit and Spice Room


Stove Room


Fern Room


Orchid Room


Sunken Garden


Victoria Room


Broderie Room


Desert Room


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Not to be outdone, the city of Cleveland has the Rockefeller Greenhouse, a hidden gem in the heart of the city, and the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The greenhouse was a part of John D. Rockefeller's estate and is now free to the public.

References:
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Rockefeller Park Greenhouse in Cleveland
Pittsburgh's renaissance holds lesson for Cleveland. The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, 11/2008.

Updated: 11/24/2008

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