Master Gardener and Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens volunteer, Martha Swiss will discuss the history of the Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens and share some plans for the future. After attending the lecture join us on Saturday, May 13th for a tour of the Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens. Registration and details for this event can be found in our events calendar.
Today you can wander our 60-acre Woodlands and enjoy an award-winning Lotus Pond. The stunning Margaret Lawrence Simon Dogwood Meadow. Fun exploration stations for families. And three miles of peaceful, wooded trails. You can see the roots of our region in an historic homestead featuring a log cabin, heritage apple orchard and chickens. But with 460 acres, we’re just beginning to blossom.
Ultimately, our plan is to thrill visitors with twenty distinct gardens, four diverse woodland experiences and a spectacular Visitor Center. We’ll offer a world-class example of reclamation and stewardship. And an outdoor garden experience that will ultimately rival the five largest in the United States.
The Garden is already connecting people to Pittsburgh’s history and the beauty of Western Pennsylvania.