"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

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, restrooms, etc.), for all visitors age 2 and up.– Keep your distance! Please do your part and maintain a 6-foot distance […]

Photo Policy and Permits

The Rawlings Conservatory is a beautiful location, with a display that changes every day. Bright flowers, varied foliage, and unique garden features make it easy to frame a spectacular image. This “museum of plants” is a popular spot to take snapshots and capture memories – and is becoming a preferred site for group photography, like […]

Poinsettia Sale

BCRP Horticulture Division Poinsettia Sale 2020 Don’t miss your chance to buy poinsettias from the Cylburn Greenhouses/Rawlings Conservatory this year. They are only available ONLINE with pick up at Cylburn Arboretum Greenhouses this year. There will be no sales onsite at the Rawlings Conservatory this year due to the various restrictions caused by the pandemic. […]

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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