Inspire. Delight. Innovate. Celebrate. Preserve.

When you give to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Annual Appeal, your support helps shape lives every day: for an adult who is inspired by the garden’s splendor, for a child who smiles at the first up-close look at a palm tree, for a student or scientist who achieves a breakthrough, and for all who are gratified by gaining the latest gardening and life-enhancing know-how from our resident experts.

At Phipps, we are also reaching beyond the walls of our glasshouse, striving to solve some of today's most difficult challenges related to environmental sustainability and healthy living through both meaningful action and dedicated research aimed at creating real, meaningful change for the betterment of people and the planet. With your gift, you become our partner in these endeavors,too.

While admission and membership revenues are critically important, they only cover 17 percent of the daily costs associated with operating our 120-year-old Conservatory, whose structure holds so many memories for our community. Therefore, your contribution to the Annual Appeal is essential to sustaining this historic landmark for you, your friends, your neighbors and generations to come. 

When you give now, the impact of your gift will be doubled through an anonymous match, enabling us to make an even greater impact as we work to cultivate a more beautiful, greener world.

Thank you for joining us in this journey with your gift to the Annual Appeal. If you are in need of assistance, or have any questions, please contact our development department at 412/441-4442, ext. 3701.  

Yours sincerely,


Scott Lammie

Board of Trustees Chair


Richard V. Piacentini

Executive Director