Phipps Conservatory

Phipps Conservatory is a 100-year-old Lord and Burnham conservatory that displays seasonal and permanent plant collections with a focus on sustainability. MTR designed the renovation to the Outdoor Gardens, the Children’s Discovery Garden, and site elements for the award-winning, LEED-certified Welcome Center building addition, including roads, parking and garden terraces, planting design, and service access. In the Discovery Garden, children can crawl into the bean teepee, find their way through the maze, and climb up the tree stump perch. They can see, touch, smell, taste, and listen to the plants in the Sensory Garden. They love to play in a bubbling fountain jet and a winding stream and pond. Phipps runs children’s activities throughout the summer in the Discovery Pavilion.