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Whether you’re seeking to deepen your connection with plants, explore the secrets of diverse ecosystems, or simply immerse yourself in the beauty of our surroundings, our carefully curated events and programs offer something for everyone. Join us on a journey of discovery, learning, and inspiration as we celebrate the remarkable world of plants.

Let our in-house naturalist Molly guide you through the captivating world of the Rawlings Conservatory.

Discover the fascinating adaptations that enable plants to thrive in extreme conditions, from the dry desert to the lush rainforest and beyond.

Step into the Mediterranean House and let the aromatic scents transport you to distant landscapes. 

In the Tropical House, gain a deeper understanding of the delicate ecosystem.

Venture into the Desert House to learn about the versatile uses of agaves and how they have been utilized by various cultures throughout history.

The Orchid house boasts a mesmerizing display of nature’s artistry, with a diverse array of orchids that will captivate your senses. 

Book your guided tour today and embark on a journey of discovery at the Rawlings Conservatory – an experience that will leave you informed and inspired.

Guided Tours of the Conservatory

5-person minimum


Wednesday 11am-3pm
Thursday 11am-3pm
Friday 11am-3pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 10am-4pm


Contact Molly

(410) 396-7839

[email protected]

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Adult Programs

Experience the wonders of nature with our exclusive adult programs at the Conservatory. Immerse yourself in the world of plants on a docent-led group tour. Or come learn about safe, effective, and sustainable horticulture practices with Baltimore City Master Gardeners from 12pm – 3pm every 1st and 3rd Sunday in the Mediterranean House. Learn insider gardening tips, cultivate your green thumb, and connect with fellow enthusiasts as you explore the beauty and wonder of the Rawlings Conservatory.

Children’s Programs

Ignite a sense of wonder and curiosity with our engaging children’s programs at the Conservatory. Spark their imaginations through educational experiences and field trips. Bring the classroom outdoors as children explore the vibrant world of plants, ecosystems, and sustainability.

Contact the Conservatory today to learn more about our children’s programs and how you can provide your young learners with unforgettable educational experiences that will inspire a lifelong appreciation for nature.

Get Involved

As in the past, the future of the H.P. Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens depends on its volunteers and donors. Both play a critical role in maintaining the Conservatory’s mission to enrich the lives of all who visit–as a unique center where education, culture, and nature intertwine.
Here’s how you can get involved.


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