I meant to make another trip in summer to the outdoor lily pond at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden but never got a chance. This outdoor pond is one of the most photogenic places in Phipps or in Schenley Park. This pond is located in Schenley Park outside of the greenhouse. No admission is needed.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden is one of the assets that Pittsburgh is most proud of. This Victorian greenhouse was built in 1893 as a gift to the City of Pittsburgh by Henry Phipps. When G-20 Summit was held in Pittsburgh in 2009, its welcome dinner was hosted in Phipps. Their facilities are available for events from wedding parties to fundraising receptions.
I had been living in Pittsburgh for five years and never went to Phipps. It’s been on my to-do list. Just so happened that I got a couple of days off right after I bought a new camera. So I thought I would go practice with some butterflies in captivity.