As the gateway to the gardens and woodlands, this new Welcome Center and its surrounding Auto Garden invite you to leave behind your busy lives and enter into the natural beauty of the Allegheny Plateau.
Zappala Woodland Room
Enjoy every season while relaxing in the Garden’s living room, complete with floor to ceiling windows, rotating art exhibits and a gardener’s library.
Forage & Finds
In this nature-inspired boutique, you will find seasonal décor, accessories for you and your garden, as well as necessary (and stylish!) gardening essentials. Forage & Finds also features perennials, annuals, and seeds along with unique planters and other outdoor living needs.
This café will offer a delicious lunch break during your family visit to the gardens and woodlands. Or maybe just a peaceful cup of coffee on the terrace, floating among the surrounding evergreens.
This versatile room will allow for informative “from garden to table” programming, as well as host social gatherings for members and visitors. The Canopy Café is an ideal spot for private rentals as well.
Peirce Education Rooms and Courtyard Garden
The Peirce Education Rooms provide flexible space for environmental education programming for children and adults. From STEAM based student filed trips, to garden design workshops, these rooms will provide attendees with a comfortable space, innovative technology and water stations for when it gets messy.
The rooms connect to the Courtyard Garden, offering extended space in this outdoor plaza.