Phipps Celebrates Ancient Tradition with Tropical Forest India Ayurveda and Wellness Festival

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Premier Pittsburgh public garden to offer day of wellness activities free with admission.

Pittsburgh, Pa. — As part of its Tropical Forest Conservatory exhibit highlighting India, one of the most botanically rich regions of Earth, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will present a special Ayurveda and Wellness Festival on April 5, 2014 set against a backdrop of lush plants and exotic flowers, cascading waterfalls, and a serene fish pond in one of Pittsburgh’s most spa-like environments.

Free to attend with regular paid admission to Phipps, the Ayurveda and Wellness Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature presentations from local instructors on a variety of wellness-themed topics, family-friendly discovery and activity stations, Indian-inspired food tastings and more.

While visiting for the festival, guests are also encouraged to explore the wonderful and colorful world of the Tropical Forest India exhibit, which includes a spice and tea market display, Ayurvedic healing gardens, a field research station and a gorgeous temple façade. Visitors may also step out onto the terrace and continue their journey into the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, a new addition to the Phipps campus that has emerged as one of the greenest buildings on the planet.

Details on the Ayurveda Wellness Festival are available at Phipps admission is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and students, and $11 for children (2 – 18). Members and kids under 2 enter free. Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and until 10 p.m. Fridays.

About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa. is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Learn more:

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