Allegheny Plateau Woodland
This woodland area highlights trees, shrubs and herbaceous plant species native to the Allegheny Plateau, the ecoregion where Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is located. Included in this region is Southwestern Pennsylvania, Southeastern Ohio, Western West Virginia and Northeastern Kentucky. Plants found here can be grown by home gardeners who live in this ecoregion.
Features include: Giant Bird Nest
This feature of Pittsburgh Botanic Garden highlights a developing Japanese Garden sited on a rolling hillside. The Lotus Pond and its innovative water filtering system, which neutralizes acid mine drainage, provide a beautiful water feature. Planted in this woodland are plants native to the Asian continent that are closely related to North American species.
Features include Lotus Pond.
Plant Spotlight – Hakonechloa macra (Japanese Forest Grass or Hakone Grass)
The temperate region of northern Europe provides similar growing conditions as are found in northern North America. Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is developing this woodland area to display woodland & ornamental plants that can grow successfully in our region. Wood chips paths lead visitors to features found along the way.
Features include Hermit Hut and Bookworm Glenn.