Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Located in Druid Hill Park, the Conservatory features year-round displays of plants in five greenhouses: the 1888 Palm House, Orchid Room, Mediterranean House, Tropical House and Desert House.
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We gratefully accept donations, we recommend $5 per person. The Conservatory is located just off of I-83 - Exit 7 - near the Maryland Zoo. We are in Druid Hill Park at the intersection of McCulloh Street and Gwynns Falls Parkway. GPS Address: N39 19.084, W76 38.778

Operating as usual

“Flowers don’t worry about how they are going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them ...
04/19/2021

“Flowers don’t worry about how they are going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. “ ~ Jim Carrey #rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore

Daffodil Spotlight: this photo depicts a collection of Dreamlights (ID: 3W-GWR), division 3 daffodils with white petals ...
04/16/2021

Daffodil Spotlight: this photo depicts a collection of Dreamlights (ID: 3W-GWR), division 3 daffodils with white petals and a short white cup with a green eye and red rim.

Special thanks to the Maryland Daffodil Society for sharing. Learn more about daffodils online at https://rawlingsconservatory.org/learn-about-daffodils/

Daffodil Spotlight: this photo depicts a collection of Dreamlights (ID: 3W-GWR), division 3 daffodils with white petals and a short white cup with a green eye and red rim.

Special thanks to the Maryland Daffodil Society for sharing. Learn more about daffodils online at https://rawlingsconservatory.org/learn-about-daffodils/

*SUNDAY, APRIL 18th, 1-2PM* Molly Hoopes is offering an introductory course on Botanical Arts. Hoopes will focus on the ...
04/15/2021

*SUNDAY, APRIL 18th, 1-2PM* Molly Hoopes is offering an introductory course on Botanical Arts. Hoopes will focus on the beauty and characteristics of the daffodil (also known by it's botanical name, "Narcissus') to demonstrate identification of the parts, how to approach drawing a flower, learn to mix colors and practice some traditional watercolor techniques.

Register today! A Zoom link will be sent out to all participants on Friday.

Introduction to Botanical Art with City Naturalist Molly Hoopes

*SUNDAY, APRIL 18th, 1-2PM* Molly Hoopes is offering an introductory course on Botanical Arts. Hoopes will focus on the beauty and characteristics of the daffodil (also known by it's botanical name, "Narcissus') to demonstrate identification of the parts, how to approach drawing a flower, learn to mix colors and practice some traditional watercolor techniques.

Register today! A Zoom link will be sent out to all participants on Friday.

Introduction to Botanical Art with City Naturalist Molly Hoopes

Our Queen Victoria agave is preparing to bloom!                                  #rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark  #...
04/14/2021

Our Queen Victoria agave is preparing to bloom! #rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore

Our Queen Victoria agave is preparing to bloom! #rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore

Just a little inspiration as we continue to spotlight daffodils this month. This is the Rose Garden,  a division 4 doubl...
04/14/2021

Just a little inspiration as we continue to spotlight daffodils this month. This is the Rose Garden, a division 4 double daffodil with white petals and red cup segments (ID: 4W--R). Isn't it lovely?

Special thanks to the Maryland Daffodil Society for sharing. Learn more online at https://rawlingsconservatory.org/learn-about-daffodils/

Just a little inspiration as we continue to spotlight daffodils this month. This is the Rose Garden, a division 4 double daffodil with white petals and red cup segments (ID: 4W--R). Isn't it lovely?

Special thanks to the Maryland Daffodil Society for sharing. Learn more online at https://rawlingsconservatory.org/learn-about-daffodils/

04/12/2021
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS! We could not have made the Spring Show happen without you! If you are interested in ...
04/11/2021

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS! We could not have made the Spring Show happen without you!

If you are interested in volunteering or visiting Rawlings Conservatory please visit our website linked in our bio.
#rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore #springtakesflight #springcolors #conservatory

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS! We could not have made the Spring Show happen without you!

If you are interested in volunteering or visiting Rawlings Conservatory please visit our website linked in our bio.
#rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore #springtakesflight #springcolors #conservatory

Bee here now! Our show, Spring Takes Flight, is waiting for your arrival. We still have tickets for today, Thursday, and...
04/07/2021

Bee here now! Our show, Spring Takes Flight, is waiting for your arrival. We still have tickets for today, Thursday, and Friday. Don’t miss this honey of a show! Get your timed tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/ConservatoryTimedTickets
#rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore

Despite the fact that the Voodoo Lilly is fading by the day, it still is a spectacle to see! Link in bio for timed ticke...
04/05/2021

Despite the fact that the Voodoo Lilly is fading by the day, it still is a spectacle to see! Link in bio for timed tickets. #rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore

Spring takes flight with our flower show!
03/31/2021
Spring takes flight with the Conservatory's flower show!

Spring takes flight with our flower show!

Plan a visit or sign up to volunteer. Volume 5 | March 2021 News & updates from the FRC Spring Takes Flight! Spring arrives in Baltimore this week and with it comes the hope for new growth, colorful f

Voodoo lily is in bloom here at the conservatory. This tropical perennial blooms once every 3-10 years and only lasts 24...
03/30/2021

Voodoo lily is in bloom here at the conservatory. This tropical perennial blooms once every 3-10 years and only lasts 24-36 hours. Be sure to visit this unique flower while it lasts! To register to visit please go here: https://tinyurl.com/ConservatoryTimedTickets
#rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore #voodoolily #amorphaphullus

Spring takes flight with our flower show! Be sure to plan your visit early before all the time slots are filled.
03/24/2021
Spring takes flight with the Conservatory's flower show!

Spring takes flight with our flower show! Be sure to plan your visit early before all the time slots are filled.

Plan a visit or sign up to volunteer. Volume 5 | March 2021 News & updates from the FRC Spring Takes Flight! Spring arrives in Baltimore this week and with it comes the hope for new growth, colorful f

A sneak peek at whats on display during our Spring Show! The show starts this weekend, and runs from  3/27-4/11. Visit o...
03/23/2021

A sneak peek at whats on display during our Spring Show! The show starts this weekend, and runs from 3/27-4/11. Visit our website to reserve your tickets! https://tinyurl.com/ConservatoryTimedTickets

#springtakesflight #rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore #nofilter @ Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

By far my favorite fragrant flower, Gardenia!  Blooming profusely at the Conservatory!#baltimore #druidhillpark #rawling...
03/20/2021

By far my favorite fragrant flower, Gardenia! Blooming profusely at the Conservatory!#baltimore #druidhillpark #rawlingsconservatory

Art in the orchid room! Today Rawlings Conservatory was visited by several talented artists @julia_gould.art @simple.amo...
03/18/2021

Art in the orchid room! Today Rawlings Conservatory was visited by several talented artists @julia_gould.art @simple.amoeba @eromero_cano
For information on visiting Rawlings Conservatory or to reserve ypur timed tickets please visit our website linked in our bio
#rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore #localartist #orchid @ Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Finding some color in the desert house to make us smile 🌈for information on visiting Rawlings Conservatory and to reserv...
03/14/2021

Finding some color in the desert house to make us smile 🌈for information on visiting Rawlings Conservatory and to reserve your timed tickets please visit our website linked in the bio #rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore #succulents #conservatory

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Reposted from @bmoreart -  Opened in 1888, the historical Rawlings Conservatory is one of Baltimore’s most beautiful str...
03/11/2021

Reposted from @bmoreart - Opened in 1888, the historical Rawlings Conservatory is one of Baltimore’s most beautiful structures. It features five distinct greenhouse rooms, one 1/2-acre garden with many flower beds and a kaleidoscope of colors all year round. @rawlingsconservatory
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The Conservatory has reopened, with COVID-19 precautions, including timed tickets to manage capacity. Online pre-registration is required. Link in bio!
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The Rawlings Conservatory greenhouses are in distinct climates that allow for the display of plants from all over the world. 🍋 The mild Mediterranean greenhouse replicates the dry summers and foggy winters of the Mediterranean basin and southern California. 🌿 The Tropical Forest greenhouse displays plants that originate in the tropics, including those native to parts of Africa, Asia, the Americas, Australia, and some tropical islands. 🌵 The Desert greenhouse showcases plants that can endure the harsh, windy, and arid conditions of the desert where daytime temperatures can climb as high as 125 degrees Fahrenheit and fall as low as 10 degrees at night, with little rainfall. 🌺 The Orchid Room features the largest of all the plant groups, which includes over 30,000 species and more than 100,000 registered hybrids. 🌴 The Palm House grants the visitor an opportunity to return to the Victorian era.
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Established in 1888 as the Druid Hill Conservatory, the Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory has grown from the original Palm House and Orchid Room to include three greenhouses, two display pavilions and outdoor gardens. In 1874, Baltimore City park commissioners designated sufficient ground and proposed to establish a botanical conservatory in Druid Hill Park. The committee also directed George A. Frederick, the park architect, to design and make plans for the new building. The Conservatory is the second-oldest steel framed-and-glass building still in use in the United States.
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Photos: @caraober
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#baltimore #botanicalgarden #orchids #palmtrees #rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimoreart #bmoreart #palmhouse #victorianconservatory #conservatory #baltimorecityparksandrec @ Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

A quick showcase of this amazing succulent creation made by BCRP horticulturist Neva Hurley. This work of art is current...
03/07/2021

A quick showcase of this amazing succulent creation made by BCRP horticulturist Neva Hurley. This work of art is currently hanging in pur desert house along with some of Neva’s other horticultural creations. #rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore #succulents #crassula #echiveria @ Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Some very faint rainbows spotted in the plan house this morning thanks to the sun ☀️ #rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpar...
03/02/2021

Some very faint rainbows spotted in the plan house this morning thanks to the sun ☀️

#rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore #historicbaltimore #bizmarkpalm #rainbow @ Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Thank you to Baltimore artist Emily Ward for sharing your beautiful Rawlings Conservatory art with us! @emilyartichoke 🎨...
02/16/2021

Thank you to Baltimore artist Emily Ward for sharing your beautiful Rawlings Conservatory art with us! @emilyartichoke 🎨

We love our local artists!
Please be sure to tag @rawlingsconservatory in all of your art and photography 📸

#rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore #baltimoreartist

It's a winter wonderland! Park roads are clear, AND we have some tickets left for today.  Yes, the last photo is of a ni...
02/11/2021

It's a winter wonderland! Park roads are clear, AND we have some tickets left for today. Yes, the last photo is of a nice sledding hill right next to the greenhouses. See you soon!

Reserve your spot here: https://tinyurl.com/ConservatoryTimedTickets .

#RawlingsConservatory #DruidHillPark #baltimore @ Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Reposted from Baltimore Recnparks -  #BlackHistoryMonth: When #DruidHillPark was completed in 1860, it became a tennis d...
02/10/2021

Reposted from Baltimore Recnparks - #BlackHistoryMonth: When #DruidHillPark was completed in 1860, it became a tennis destination as early as 1880, with the white-only clay courts built next to the Conservatory. Park facilities for Black residents were not built until 1909.

On July 11, 1948, the Young Progressives of Maryland and the Baltimore Tennis Club organized an in*******al tennis match at the white-only courts to highlight the unjust policies of segregation within #Baltimore and its parks.

Spectators gathered at the courts to watch the match, which ended before it could start as police arrested all players and some bystanders. This was a widely publicized event, which led to larger conversations on segregation within Baltimore's parks. #historyinfocus - #regrann @ Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Some pink beauties currently flowering in our Mediterranean greenhouse 🌸•Leptospermum scopatium aka Tea Tree; native to ...
01/20/2021

Some pink beauties currently flowering in our Mediterranean greenhouse 🌸
•Leptospermum scopatium aka Tea Tree; native to New Zealand
•Raphiolepsis indica X ‘Springtime’; native to India

Please visit our website linked in bio to reserve your timed tickets!

#rawlingsconservatory #baltimore #druidhillpark #mediterraneanplants #teatree #springtime #botanicalgardens @ Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

The Holiday show is extended for another week! The shows last day will be Sunday, January 10th! Be sure to check our web...
01/04/2021

The Holiday show is extended for another week! The shows last day will be Sunday, January 10th! Be sure to check our website to reserve your tickets!
#baltimore #druidhillpark #rawlingsconservatory #holidayshow #pointsettia #letitsnow @ Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Mango here, reporting that all is well in the candy cane rainforest. It's the final week to see the show! Open through J...
12/30/2020

Mango here, reporting that all is well in the candy cane rainforest. It's the final week to see the show! Open through January 3. Pre-registration for timed tix required, link in bio. See you soon!

#RawlingsConservatory #baltimore #druidhillpark

12/29/2020
Rentals at Cylburn & the Conservatory Baltimore
12/18/2020

Rentals at Cylburn & the Conservatory Baltimore

You still have time! Pick up a poinsettia for your home, office or as a gift. Contactless pick-up at Cylburn. Pre-purchase online at www.tinyurl.com/PoinsettiaSaleBCRP

UPDATE: Jack has been found and he is safe and sound with his family!One of our neighbors is looking for their pet. We'v...
12/15/2020

UPDATE: Jack has been found and he is safe and sound with his family!

One of our neighbors is looking for their pet. We've heard of a sighting near the The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore - please keep an eye out for this guy!

Sunday evening in Druid Hill Park ⛅️Pictured is the Rawlings Conservatory originally constructed in 1888.#baltimore #dru...
12/13/2020

Sunday evening in Druid Hill Park ⛅️
Pictured is the Rawlings Conservatory originally constructed in 1888.

#baltimore #druidhillpark #rawlingsconservatory #historicbaltimore #conservatory #glasshouse

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ONLINE poinsettia sale happening now! Conservatory open with poinsettias on display coming soon!This beauty was put toge...
12/10/2020

ONLINE poinsettia sale happening now! Conservatory open with poinsettias on display coming soon!

This beauty was put together by our orchid curator, Craig Sherman. The plants used are hybrids between poinsettias and another Euphorbia whose genes allow for pure whites and vibrant pinks.

Pictured here is J’Adore Soft Pink and Princettia Dark Pink.

The poinsettia sale is ONLINE with pick-ups at CYLBURN ARBORETUM. https://tinyurl.com/PoinsettiaSaleBCRP

The Conservatory is open with poinsettias on display December 12 - January 3, Wednesday - Sunday. ONLINE PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. https://tinyurl.com/ConservatoryTimedTickets

All plants were locally grown in the greenhouses at Cylburn Arboretum. Sales support the Conservatory and Cylburn, which is especially important in this unprecedented year.

#rawlingsconservatory #druidhillpark #baltimore #localflowers #buylocal #shoplocal
#poinsettia #poinsettias #princettia @ Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

There is still time to purchase poinsettias ONLINE and pick them up this Saturday! Place your order by 5 a.m. Friday mor...
12/10/2020

There is still time to purchase poinsettias ONLINE and pick them up this Saturday! Place your order by 5 a.m. Friday morning to get some of this color into your life this weekend.

Pick up at CYLBURN ARBORETUM GREENHOUSES.

https://tinyurl.com/PoinsettiaSaleBCRP

There will be no sales onsite at the Rawlings Conservatory this year due to the various restrictions caused by the pandemic.

6.5" pots all colors $11.00
5" pots all colors $7.00
4.5" pots all colors $6.00

Photos by Glen Mendels

Online pre-registration required.  https://tinyurl.com/ConservatoryTimedTickets COVID-19 Protocols:– Wear a mask! Masks ...
12/10/2020

Online pre-registration required. https://tinyurl.com/ConservatoryTimedTickets

COVID-19 Protocols:

– Wear a mask! Masks that cover the mouth and nose are required to be worn at all times in the Conservatory’s indoor spaces (greenhouses, restrooms, etc.), for all visitors age 2 and up.
– Keep your distance! Please do your part and maintain a 6-foot distance from other guests.
– Follow the signs! Look for the arrows and footprints in the greenhouses for one-way and narrow paths, as well as reminders about physical distancing.
– Practice good hygiene. Use our hand sanitizing stations.

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Baltimore, MD
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Give yourselves a treat and visit...the beauty, scents and oxygen filled air will give you a natural high. Also, please donate generously to this Baltimore treasure.
Don't miss the annual Int'l Monarch Festival tomorrow thru Saturday night, sponsored by the Monarch Sister Schools Program. Here is the website...https://www.facebook.com/festivalalasdelalibertad Schedule: Monarch storytime Thursday at 1:00, Meet the Mexican Monarch Sister Schools at 1:30, Cooking class (mole) Thursday at 3:00, dancing at 6, How Climate Change Affects Monarch Butterflies Friday at 2:00 and at 4:00 (different speakers each time), Art Show Friday at 5:00, Science Illustration Friday at 6:00, Mexican Folkdance Saturday evening 6 - 9. Everything is in Spanish, but you will enjoy it even if you don't speak the language! Next year, come with us to Mexico to see it all in person!
What is the phone number for the cell phone tour?
Our toddler came for a visit to escape the rain today and had a fantastic time smelling fragrant plants and watching the fish in the pond. Thank you for being a great community asset!
Thank You for giving one of the best "living" gifts ever! In the fall of 2016, I attended your free tree giveaway and took home a small, about foot and a half tall Fig Tree sapling. I was hopeful that it would survive the winter and grow tall and healthy. This was my first ever tree! To my extreme delight, my Fig Tree not only grew, it got HUGE and it has been bearing hundreds of figs! They are delicious!!! Thank you! This is my tree's only 3rd summer anh just look at it!!!! 🌱 This is Spring of 2017 (after surviving its 1st winter)
Peace&Blessing's Thank's...
Many species of tropical plants. The staff are very friendly. The old iron work conservatory is beautiful. Only wish there was a little cafe.
One of Baltimore's most beautiful spots. There's always something new to see as the plants grow and bloom and change through the seasons.
This is great! Is this being done in phases?
Loved the decorations this year! Beautiful :-) Everyone should check the Annual Holiday Show out before it ends!!
This is a wonderful and one of the first conservatory's in the USA, right here in Baltimore, Md. Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Educational programs throughout the year.
Can you identify this flower for me??