A steel and glass Victorian greenhouse set amidst Schenley Park.Pittsburgh, PA
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Phipps Conservatory is a little like venturing into the land of "Willy Wonka." Except replace the Oompa Loompas with gargoyles and an eccentric tour guide with your longing to connect with nature à la Tennyson and "The Lady of Shalott." Sniff the plants because you can---some smell like Swiss cheese and chocolate. With other exhibits, you'll swear that the petals are handpainted, their delicate lines and veins given great attention to detail from a higher power's brushstroke.March 7, 2012 Like Add a Comment