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A beautiful garden

You know that Phipps is a place of discovery, growth and innovation – changing the way we see the world.

In our visits to Phipps, we see children lifted to their parents’ shoulders, gazing up with wonder at the magnificent Chihuly chandelier. There are rows of happy schoolchildren with palms raised high over their heads to imitate the tropics’ canopy layer of trees. We watch guests enjoying an adventurous trip through time, from the classic beauty of our 1893 glasshouse diplays and exotic wilds of the Tropical Forest, to the futuristic “Living” Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) and its new garden which fully opened this year as one of the Earth’s greenest places.

Please keep us growing. The impact of your gift will be doubled through an anonymous match, enabling us to go farther to meet the community’s need to create and cultivate beauty, sharpen gardening and landscaping skills, gain science and sustainability know-how, experience how the natural and the built environments can intersect in harmonious and healthy ways, and conserve natural resources.

We are attempting to solve some of today’s most difficult challenges in environmental sustainability, energy and healthy living – you are our partner in this endeavor through your support.

Admission and membership revenue cover just 17 percent of daily operating costs. Your support is the only way we can sustain the impactful programs of this 120-year-old civic treasure for you, and your friends and neighbors, today and for generations hence. We look forward to thanking you personally for joining with others to nurture the human spirit here and around the world through Phipps, the Green Heart of Pittsburgh and one of the world’s greenest gardens.

Yours sincerely,

Richard V. Piacentini
Executive Director

Scott Lammie
Board of Trustees Chair

Donate to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Donation Level & Amount    
Founder's Society $10,000+
Chairman's Circle $7,500
Trustee's Circle $5,000
Director's Circle $2,500
Benefactor's Circle $1,000
Guarantor $500
Sustainer $250
Patron $100
Friend $50
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