Thanks to a generous grant from the Jack Buncher Foundation, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will open its doors free of charge on Monday, October 29, 2012. Community members of all ages are encouraged to come out between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on this special day to experience the beauty of one of Pittsburgh’s most beloved cultural attractions.
“Everyone should have the opportunity to visit and experience the beauty of Phipps,” says Bernita Buncher, chair of the Jack Buncher Foundation. “It is one of the jewels of Pittsburgh and we are happy to share this historic greenhouse with our friends and neighbors.”
As always, Café Phipps will also be open for lunch and healthy snacks throughout the day. Showcasing food that is good for people and the planet, and a fun kid’s menu with dishes like Organic Peanut Butter and Organic Fresh Berries on Whole Grain Bread, this 3-star Green Restaurant Certified® eatery is a great place to begin or end a family-friendly excursion through the gardens. More about visitor amenities can be found at phipps.conservatory.org or by calling 412/622-6914.