Biology Club Trip to Phipps Conservatory

On April 24th 2019, the Biology club took a trip to Phipps Conservatory. Phipps Conservatory is a botanical garden in Pittsburgh. It is a city of Pittsburgh historic landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Phipps Conservatory has been around since 1893.

Phipps Conservatory has several rooms that you can visit. It has a 14-room glasshouse and 23 distinct gardens. It has a glass dome over each exhibit you go into. Phipps Conservatory has unique flowers and plants, some are even over 100 years old! It also has a butterfly forest, where you can stroll along a winding forest path over a bridge, past ponds and through a tunnel to discover beautiful butterflies taking flight. It also has a cactus room full of different sizes of cacti. It also has a gift shop where you can browse and purchase related items. Phipps Conservatory has tour guides that will take you around each room explaining what everything is and the history behind it all.

Mr. Piccolomini was the faculty sponsor of the trip, and Mrs. Gadd chaperoned. We asked Mrs. Gadd about the trip and the experience. This was Mrs. Gadds second visit to Phipps. She said that everyone had an amazing time and enjoyed seeing all of the different rooms. “It is very neat and beautiful.” Mrs. Gadd said that there were different plants made out of glass, which was really cool to see. Overall they had a good trip, and a good experience. Phipps Conservatory would be a good place to go visit, it is very breathtaking and beautiful. They always have different things going on too. You can always visit their web page at for more information on different exhibits and their hours.

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