Group Tours

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers four different docent-led group tour options:

Conservatory History and Plant Collections
Production Greenhouses
Phipps and Sustainability
Center for Sustainable Landscapes

In addition to the price of regular admission, all group tours cost $2 per person with the exception of the Production Greenhouses tour, which is $5 per person. Tours last approximately 60 – 90 minutes. A discount of 10 percent is available for groups of 15 or more. Reservations and deposits are required for all group tours. Please contact us at 412/622-6915, ext. 6308 or tvought@phipps.conservatory.org for more details, or to make arrangements for a group visit.

Other Tours

Student Tours and Field Trips

Phipps offers a wide range of field trip and tour experiences that meet Pennsylvania standards for school, homeschool, scouts and other student groups. Visit our Field Trips page to learn more and contact Sarah Bertovich at 412/441-4442 ext. 3925 or sbertovich@phipps.conservatory.org to sign up.

Center for Sustainable Landscapes Tours

Phipps offers free guided tours of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) most Thursdays – Saturdays at 1 p.m. Please call 412/622-6915, ext. 6501 to confirm whether a tour is happening on a specific day. On the day of your visit, join your fellow participants at the patio doors of the Tropical Forest Conservatory shortly before the tour begins.

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