In celebration of the first day of fall, a number of the Pittsburgh region’s hidden and not-so-hidden horticultural gems have come together to launch the Pittsburgh Garden Trail (PGT), a collection of gardens that highlights the beauty and ecological diversity of western Pennsylvania.
Founding and participating organizations include: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Carrie Furnaces (A Rivers of Steel site), Chatham University Arboretum, and Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden. Additional support for the Pittsburgh Garden Trail has been provided by South Side-based landscape architects Terra Design Studios.
“Each of us came together to create the Pittsburgh Garden Trail in order to help visitors and residents experience the beauty of our area through a unique collection of gardens offering engaging experiences and unique settings where people can connect with and enjoy nature in the heart of our urban surroundings,” said Keith Kaiser, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden and Chair of the Pittsburgh Garden Trail.
Visitors can find information, maps, directions and frequently asked questions about the Pittsburgh Garden Trail at www.pittsburghgardentrail.com. Be sure to follow @PGHGardenTrail on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the latest news and updates.
There is no official starting point for visiting the sites along the trail, and visitors are encouraged to create their own experiences at their leisure. A special event and guided tour of the sites along the trail is in development for the spring 2018 season.