Tropical Forest Cuba

Date(s) - 02/10/2018 - 02/13/2021
12:00 am

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens


This long-term exhibition invites guests to take an exciting, immersive journey through one of the most botanically rich forest regions in the world.

Cuba is an island nation located in the Caribbean Sea. The country’s biodiversity is impressive: an estimated 9,000 types of plants, more than 17,000 animal species and 270 kinds of bacteria.

With new discoveries at every turn in the impressive 12,000 square-foot, 60-foot high conservatory, visitors will enjoy a wide variety of exotic Cuban plant species including lush palms like the national tree, the royal palm, whose majestic height and striking ornamental silhouette make it an iconic feature of the landscape. Stunning Cuban orchids, unique ferns and rare cycads round out this expansive, curated collection on display for the first time at Phipps.

For more information, call (412) 622-6914.

One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States