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A National Treasure

Opened in 1888, the historic H.P. Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a national architectural treasure as the oldest glass and iron-framed conservatory in the U.S. still in use and open to the public.

Whether you’re a Baltimore native or a new visitor, this spectacular landmark offers an unparalleled experience to delight your senses year-round.


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



Druid Hill Park
3100 Swann Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21217

Save time at the door!
Donate in advance and purchase a ticket now.

Sun shining on the Conservatory with a view of the tall palms inside
A vine covered arch lit up with whites lights at night in the Tropical House
Light green succulents dappled in sunlight in front of a large agave in the Desert House
Light pink flowers with yellow centers surrounded by dark green leaf fronds covered in dew drops

Discover a World of Exotic Flora

Our diverse gardens are organized into five distinct greenhouses. Each features a unique climate that allows the Conservatory to house plants from all over the world.

The Gift Shop


A trip to the Conservatory is not complete without a stop in the Gift Shop. Featuring plants grown in our very own greenhouses and our Charm City sister, the Cylburn Arboretum. In addition, you will find stickers from local artists, gardening accoutrements, and botanical books.

Gift shop display of pink elephant watering cans and a small garden gnome
An outdoor bed full of red coneflowers on a sunny day

Group Visits


We offer a docent-led tour and a range of programs for all ages that your group can enjoy.

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The Conservatory is located off I-83, exit 7, near the Maryland Zoo. We are in Druid Hill Park, near the intersection of McCulloh Street and Gwynns Falls Parkway.

GPS address: N39° 19.084’, W076° 38.778’

By Metro

Green Line
Mondawmin Mall + 10-minute walk

Visit the Maryland Transit Administration page for details

By Bus

Lines: 22, 51, 52, 53, 97
Stop: Mondawmin Mall + 10-minute walk

Lines: 1, 5, 7, 21, 54
Stop: Gwynns Falls and Reisterstown
+ 10-minute walk

By Car

From North I-695

From the north—From I-695 (Baltimore Beltway), take exit to I-83 south, exit 7, Druid Park Lake Drive. Follow Druid Park Lake Drive until it merges into McCulloh Street and look for signs for Baltimore Zoo. Turn right into Druid Hill Park at Gwynns Falls Parkway (5th traffic light). Turn right immediately after entering the Park. The Conservatory is on the left.

From South I-295

From the south—From I-295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway), drive directly into downtown Baltimore.  Turn right onto Pratt Street and then left onto Gay Street.  Stay to your left on Gay Street and take left lane exit onto I-83N. Take exit #7 and follow Druid Park Lake Drive until it merges into McCulloh Street.  Turn right into Druid Hill Park from Gwynns Falls Parkway (5th traffic light).  Turn right immediately after entering the Park.  The Conservatory is on the left.


Ample free parking is available within Druid Hill Park near the Conservatory


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.