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. Donations made through the BCF will be used to make necessary repairs to the Rawlings Conservatory’s facilities, and enhance our systems and collections. 

The Conservatory relies on the support of people like you!

Opened to the public in 1888, the Rawlings Conservatory features year-round displays of plants from around the world. Our beautifully renovated Palm House and permanent displays inspire visitors with a renewed appreciation for the wonders of the natural world. The Rawlings Conservatory is on the National Register of Historic Places, the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties, and is a Baltimore City Landmark.

For more information about making donations to the Baltimore City Foundation in our name, or to make an in-kind donation or sponsor an event, contact us at 410-396-0008 or by e-mail.

To donate online:

Visit the Baltimore City Foundation’s website. There is more than one link on the BCF’s website, make sure you click on “Recreation & Parks – Rawlings Conservatory 169-00” to ensure that your gift goes to our account. 

Thank you!

To donate by check or money order:

Please make the check or money order out to “Baltimore City Foundation” and write “R&P Rawlings Conservatory” in the memo line.

Mail checks & money orders to:

Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory
4915 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209

You may also drop by the Conservatory and make a donation at our visitor’s desk. See you soon!

About the Baltimore City Foundation:

The Baltimore City Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors, which facilitates the solicitation, receipt and disbursement of charitable resources to support approved activities of the government of the City of Baltimore. Donations to the foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The Foundation works in partnership with City agencies to leverage philanthropic resources that benefit the City of Baltimore.

Agencies of the City of Baltimore utilize the Foundation to receive grants and donations.   Agencies may establish accounts with the Foundation and utilize those accounts for philanthropic purposes  – the Rawlings Conservatory has a dedicated foundation account, meaning that funds donated to the foundation in our name are earmarked for and disbursed only to the Rawlings Conservatory.  The Baltimore City Foundation must adhere to Maryland’s Charitable Solicitation Act and other regulations governing private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

For complete information, including the BCF’s Policies and Procedures document, annual reports, and  information about how to obtain the current financial statement, please visit

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