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, exhibits, and more! 

The Conservatory is open Wed. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 





October 7  – Plants and People Sunday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., “Ask a Master Gardener.” Find out how to keep your plants happy and thriving. A Master Gardener from the University of Maryland Extension Service will be on site to answer all of your gardening questions. Free, though a $5 per person donation is encouraged.

October 5 – Jazz Concert: Gregory Thompkins & Friends, 5 – 7 p.m. Local Favorite Greg Thompkins with Special Guest, New York Jazz Recording Star, Claire Daly. Bring chairs or blankets to enjoy this free jazz concert in the Conservatory garden. Sponsored by Ben Frederick Realty.

October 6 – Doors Open Baltimore, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit Baltimore’s most interesting spaces and places on a self-guided adventure! Free admission to over 50 buildings. Rain or shine. The Conservatory is participating in this celebration and exploration of Baltimore’s architecture. Organized by the American Institute of Architects, and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. 

October 7 – Floral Design Workshop with Everyday Rosé, 2 – 3:30 p.m., $40. Join us for a floral workshop and fundraiser to benefit the Rawlings Conservatory. We will provide you with all materials – vase, foliage, flowers, and use of floral shears to create your own arrangement to take home! One glass of wine and snacks included. 

October 14- Plants and People Sunday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., “Exploration Station.” Elementary-aged children and youth experience fun and educational hands-on horticulture activities. Free, though a $5 per person donation is encouraged.

October 21- Plants and People Sunday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., “Sprouts.” Introduce your pre-k and early elementary-aged children to the world of plants with a craft activity. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, though a $5 per person donation is encouraged.

October 20 – 28 – Carnivorous Plant Display featuring Pitcher Plants, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Mondays & Tuesdays. The plants, many of which live in nutrient-poor soil, like in bogs and mossy cloud forests, have adapted to attract, trap, and kill prey to absorb nutrients. View the wide variety of trap shapes and colors, and features such as sticky surfaces, digestive enzymes, and hairs that trigger movement. Specimen plants will be on display in the Orchid Room. Admission is free. We appreciate donations, and recommend $5 per person.

October 28- 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. Explore the science behind the plants with Dr. Stone! Bring your curiosity to the conservatory, and discover the interconnection between plants and people in our everyday world.


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