Pittsburgh Garden Trail

A Group of Flourishing Gardens in the Pittsburgh Area

Discover some of our area's hidden and not-so-hidden horticultural gems on the Pittsburgh Garden Trail. From cultural institutions like Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and The Frick Pittsburgh to the lesser-known gardens of the Carrie Furnaces and the Chatham University Arboretum, the collection of garden locations on the Pittsburgh Garden Trail gives visitors a chance to see the city in new and unexpected ways.

Offering different landscapes, uses, settings, and species throughout the Trail's unique destinations, the Garden Trail aims to inspire by highlighting the beauty and ecological diversity of western Pennsylvania.

Garden Locations

Carrie Furnaces, a Rivers of Steel site

The Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark, located on 35 acres in Swissvale PA, is a rare remnant of pre-World War II iron-making technology. Rivers of Steel offers tours of this post-industrial site, interpreting the era of Big Steel and its aftermath. Tours include the Iron Garden Walk, a botanist-led walk through the grounds and gardens.

Chatham University Arboretum

With elements designed for the original Andrew Mellon estate by the renowned Olmsted Brothers, the Chatham University Shadyside campus is one of the most idyllic locations in the City of Pittsburgh. Located on a campus founded back in 1869, Chatham’s 39-acre campus today encompasses a 32-acre arboretum featuring 115 different varieties of species.

The Frick Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh estate of the late-19th-century industrialist Henry Clay Frick and his family features winding, paved pathways through nearly six acres of gardens and lawns accented by fifty different tree species. Visitors enjoy a Gilded Age mansion, conservatory/greenhouse, café, and museums filled with art and antique cars and carriages.

Looking for more information?

Please contact the organization you are interested in visiting using the information below.

Carrie Furnace, a Rivers of Steel site
Phone: (412) 464-4020
Address: Carrie Furnace Boulevard Rankin, PA, 15104
Website: www.riversofsteel.com

Chatham University Arboretum
Phone: (412) 365-1140
Address: 1 Woodland Rd. Pittsburgh, PA, 15232
Website: www.chatham.edu/about/arboretum/

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Phone: (412) 622-6914
Address: 1 Schenley Dr. Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Website: www.phipps.conservatory.org

The Frick Pittsburgh
Phone: (412) 371-0600
Address: 7227 Reynolds St. Pittsburgh, PA, 15208
Website: www.TheFrickPittsburgh.org

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
Phone: (412) 444-4464
Address: 799 Pinkerton Run Rd. Oakdale, PA, 15071
Website: www.Pittsburghbotanicgarden.org

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Phone: (412) 665-3640
Address: 7340 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA, 15206
Website: www.PittsburghZoo.org

Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Gardens
Phone: (412) 621-6556
Address: 4905 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Website: www.BiblicalGardenPittsburgh.org

© 2024 Pittsburgh Garden Trail. All rights reserved.