Construction to Begin at New Welcome Center and
Garden of the Five Senses
On Thursday, July 25, the Garden held a Soil Turning Ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on a new Welcome Center which will offer many new visitor amenities, the Auto Garden which will more than doubling our parking capacity and the Garden of the Five Senses which is anchored by an education pavilion at the top and includes hands-on activities each specially designed to appeal to one of our senses.
The Garden of the Five Senses will open in April and the Welcome Center and Auto Garden in July. We have many people to thank, including our Board, Staff, the Pittsburgh philanthropic community and members, for the generous contributions needed to undertake these projects which total $10 million dollars. We were especially pleased to have our design partners from Overland Partners of Texas, Pashek MTR and Terra Design Studios at the Ceremony. Our “soil turners” included Pennsylvania House of Representatives Valerie Gaydos of the 44th District, Anita Astorino Kulik of the 45th and Jason Ortitay of the 46th, plus the sons and daughters of some of the Garden’s Staff.
Photo credit: Connor Hochbein Photography
Thank You to our Corporate Partners