Adult Programs

Public Programs for Adults

Join us the first Sunday of the month, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.,  at our Plants and People series, “Ask  a Master Gardener,” to learn how to keep your plants happy and thriving.

Join us on the fifth Sunday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., for free guided tours of the Conservatory. Donations gladly accepted. We recommend $5 donation for Conservatory admission.

Our  weekly Plants and People program offers fun and educational activities for children, adults and family. The theme changes monthly, please check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Check our calendar for more information about our Wednesday night series, returning this summer to complement the Druid Hill Farmers’ Market.


Schedule a Tour or Program for your Group!

From Conservatory tours to hands-on workshops, Rawlings Conservatory offers a variety of avenues to experience the plants and ecosystems of the world. Programs are arranged to meet your groups needs. We can also present a program or workshop at your site if travel is difficult.

Registration Information 

Tour registration for groups of adults – ideal for senior centers, garden clubs, Master Gardener groups, etc.:
$7 per adult
Contact us to schedule your tour at least 2 weeks prior to your requested date
You may schedule a tour for a time that we are open to the public – Wed – Sun, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Occasionally, show set up, tours already scheduled, or other activities may affect availability of tour dates, especially for large groups.
A standard tour runs between an hour and an hour and a half, depending on questions from the group, etc.
To schedule a tour for a group of adults, call the Conservatory, at 410-396-0008

On-site and off-site program registration for groups of adults – Tailored to your group’s interests:
On site programs/workshops are $50 for the group, plus any materials fees. Additional room rental fees may apply. 
Off-site programs/workshops for locations inside the beltway (695) are $100 for the group, plus any materials fees. 
Off-site programs/workshops for locations outside the beltway (695) are $100 for the group, plus any materials fees, plus mileage ($0.575/mile).
All prices and fees are subject to change. 
Contact us to schedule a tour at least 2 weeks prior to your requested date. Contact us to schedule a program, talk, or workshop at least a month prior to your requested date.

Room Rentals for lunch, meetings, etc.

The South Pavilion is available for rental. Does your tour group want to bring a brown bag lunch, or order lunch from a caterer? Does your group want to conduct a meeting on program/tour day?
Let us know when you contact us to schedule your tour!
The South Pavilion’s maximum capacity for lunch/meeting/program with tables is 50. The South pavilion’s maximum capacity for a lecture-style set up is 65. 
Rental rates vary, and room set-up fees may apply.  

Picnic tables are available in the outdoor garden for no fee, provided that there is not a garden rental scheduled. Picnic table availability is weather permitting, and first come, first served.