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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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United States of America - Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh

Institution Code: PCPT

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
One Schenley Park
Pennsylvania 15213-3830 United States of America

Telephone: (412) 622-6915
Fax: (412) 665-2368
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Richard Piacentini, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Margie Radebaugh, Director of Horticulture and Education
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Laura Schoch, Plant Recorder / Display Horticulturist
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 18
    Educational Staff Number: 17
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 19

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1893
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 40.4391970
    Longitude: -79.9473500
    Annual Rainfall: 961 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 317

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Orchids, cacti, tropical and subtropical plants, Chrysanthemum, medicinal plants, ferns, herbs and aquatic plants.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes