Each Sunday of the month is learning time at the Conservatory, where our popular Plants and People program offers something for children, adults, and families.
Join us, for workshops, demonstrations, and more!
May 4 – CLOSED for private event.
May 5 - Plants and People Sunday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., “Ask a Master Gardener.” Find out how to keep your plants happy and thriving.
May 11 – George A. Frederick design tour, SOLD OUT, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2013 marks the 125th anniversary of George Frederick’s Conservatory in Druid Hill Park. The Friends of Druid Hill Park host a bus tour exploring his Baltimore designs.
May 11 – Market Day at Cylburn Arboretum, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. free admission, $5-10 parking. Bulbs from the Conservatory’s spring flower display, annuals and perennials, native plants, and vegetables – there is something for everyone! Find gorgeous hanging baskets, herbs, trees, shrubs, rare and native plants for sale. Many of the plants are grown on-site by the Cylburn Arboretum Association, Baltimore City Recreation & Parks and UME Baltimore City Master Gardeners while others come from area garden clubs, specialty growers and non-profits.
May 12 - Plants and People Sunday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., “Exploration Station.” Elementary-aged children and youth experience fun and educational hands-on gardening with a project to take home.
May 19 - EARLY CLOSURE, close at 2 p.m. for private event.
May 19 – Art Outside, 11 – 4:30, around the Reservoir – Druid Hill park’s beloved art show from the past is happening again this year! Art Outside recaptures the spirit of the historic outdoor festival around Druid Hill Park Reservoir during the 1950s and 1960s connecting communities and local artisans.
This day-long arts festival will feature Maryland artists showcasing and selling their creative works, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids as well as performing arts courtesy of Baltimore area schools, strolling entertainment, children’s arts & crafts with Baltimore’s leading art entities, local food trucks and so much more.
May 26 - Plants and People Sunday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., “Science Demonstration.” Join Dr. Alan Stone for demonstrations and items on display. Explore the interconnections between plants, science, and even engineering.
May 29 - Community Gardening Day, 8 a.m. – noon. Help plant the gardens around the Conservatory. We will be doing a large planting activity to get our beds ready for the season. We need help planting and mulching the beds. We also need a few people to help grill lunch for the group. We will be forming teams, and each team will have a leader to help get the beds planted according to plan and provide training. All are welcome! Please RSVP. Sign up here.