Every year, Grow Pittsburgh starts vegetable, herb and flower seedlings at The Frick Pittsburgh Greenhouse for sale to the public.
The sale begins Saturday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. and continues through Sunday, June 16. The sale is open the same days and times as The Frick: Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. The Frick is open until 8:45 p.m. Fridays.
The Frick greenhouse and grounds are free to visit and open to the public, and the sale is self-serve; select your seedlings in the greenhouse and pay at the Orientation Center (the glass building closest to the parking lot). Some bags and trays may be available in the greenhouse, but it’s best to bring your own trays, boxes or bags to transport your seedlings.
Check back soon to see our 2019 varieties!
We restock varieties as much as possible, but some seedlings will sell out. Shop early for the best selection! As selections sell out, we’ll post that information here and on social media.
Note: we want to ensure that you receive quality plants for your garden, so we are not offering peppers at The Frick this year. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will have a selection of peppers available at May Market.
We will also sell seedlings at the Phipps 81st Annual May Market and National Public Lands Day May 10 from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and May 11 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. May Market is free and open to the public, and on Fri., May 11, National Public Gardens Day, Conservatory admission is 50-percent off during May Market hours.
In an effort to avoid supporting the agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto, we’ve stopped purchasing seeds even indirectly sold through them. Monsanto’s vegetable seed division, De Ruiter, supplies many seed companies with some of our longtime favorite varieties. We’ve picked some substitutes in which we feel confident for taste and quality, and we’re excited to hear your feedback as you grow these new varieties.
Thanks for your support as we strive to more fully embody two of our organizational values: environmental sustainability and transparency. For more information, please see our Info Hub article on Safe Seed.
*We grow our seedlings according to national organic standards but are not certified organic.