Sponsored by: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Charity: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Fossil Location: Phipps Conservatory (2009) map ] [ directions to ]
Auction Price: $3700

About the Design
The flowers found on this Torosaurus represent the four growing seasons at Phipps: Summer—Gerber Daisies; Fall— Chrysanthemums; Winter—Poinsettias; Spring—Tulips.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens recently announced a $42.5 million capital campaign to upgrade and expand the 108-year-old institution. The fundraising effort will result in a new tropical forest exhibit, state-of-the-art greenhouse, new botanical research facility, expanded educational programming space, additional visitor amenities, and new front pavilion. "Four-Season-O-Saurus" will do her part to help raise awareness of the innovative plans for this treasured Pittsburgh landmark.

Sold!About the Sponsor
Phipps Conservatory was a gift to the City of Pittsburgh from industrialist/philanthropist, Henry Phipps. A friend and partner of Andrew Carnegie, Henry Phipps made his fortune in steel and real estate. He wanted to "erect something that will prove a source of instruction as well as pleasure to the people" and the result was Phipps Conservatory, his best known legacy.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is among the nation's oldest and largest Victorian glasshouses featuring lush tropical plants, seasonal flower shows, butterflies, and outdoor garden collections. Phipps Garden Center conducts environmental programs ranging from introductory and informal courses, to structured programs for avid gardeners and horticultural professionals.