"My family has been coming to Druid Hill Park for my entire life. We played sports there, attended fairs and family reunions, and enjoyed the great outdoors. I am honored that my father’s legacy is commemorated by the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory."


The Conservatory has reopened

The Conservatory has reopened, with COVID-19 precautions, including timed tickets to manage capacity. Online pre-registration is required for entry!  Ticket pre-registration is required for entry to the Conservatory. Register now! 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, […]

Photo Policy and Permits

We recently resumed booking indoor photo shoots. The most recent mask mandate was issued by the Baltimore City Health Commissioner and included in the Mayor’s most recent Executive Order.  It states that all persons in Baltimore City are required to wear a mask, indoors as well as outdoors, when in public spaces regardless of social […]

Learn About Daffodils

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ Horticulture Division is proud to partner with the Maryland Daffodil Society to offer programs and tours in celebration of Spring and the arrival of the daffodils. History & Daffodils Walking Tour at Cylburn ArboretumDate: April 10, 2021 (times vary)Location: 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209Registration required, space is limited – […]

Explore the Conservatory

The Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens has distinct environments that allow the display of plants from all over the world. The buildings create an appropriate environment for plants from tropical, desert, and Mediterranean environments. Tropical plants require a climate around 72 degrees, with 80 percent humidity and frequent rain. Desert plants require 90-plus degrees, 20-30 […]


The Rawlings Conservatory greenhouses are in distinct climates that allow for the display of plants from all over the world. The Conservatory introduces the world’s flora to visitors who may experience the plants in conditions close to their natural environments. The mild Mediterranean greenhouse replicates the dry summers and foggy winters of the Mediterranean basin and southern […]

Support Us

There are many ways to support the Conservatory! We are grateful for the donations of time, goods, and services from all of our patrons and volunteers. Want to get involved? Volunteers help out with most facets of the the work we do! As a volunteer, you may work directly with the plants, interact with the […]

Donate to the Conservatory

We are proud to partner with the Baltimore City Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to enable you to make tax-deductible contributions to the Rawlings Conservatory. We rely on your support! Help us grow by making a donation.


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