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. 



April 6 – 21 – The Gnome & Garden Show – Spring Flower Display, daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Enjoy a colorful showcase of unique varieties of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and other plants. 


April 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.

April 13 – Tree Baltimore’s Fruit Tree Fair, noon – 3 p.m. This year’s family-friendly atmosphere features a fruit tree giveaway, nature play space for kids, various environmental and community non-profit groups, food, and drink. Local emcee Alanah Nichole introduces various artists of all ages performing spoken word poetry and live music. Visit the vendor tents to learn about honey bees and native pollinators, plants for the orchard, and more! Full details on their Facebook event page.

April 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.

April 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.

Also April 21 – The Gnome & Garden Show closing day.

April 26 – 27, Charm City Bluegrass Festival in Druid Hill Park., 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. The festival  is outside of the Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens! TRAFFIC ADVISORY! Park roads in Druid Hill Park will be closed for the Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Music Festival Event and paid parking. Closures will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until approximately 9 p.m. A portion of ticket sales come back to the Conservatory! Get tickets here (redirects to external site).

April 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.

Also on April 28 – Floral Design Workshop with Everyday Rosé, 2 – 3:30 p.m., $55. Join us for a floral workshop and fundraiser to benefit the Rawlings Conservatory. All materials will be provided – vase, foliage, flowers, and use of floral shears to create your own arrangement to take home! Light refreshments will be provided. 


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