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. 


November 2 – Great Conservatories Of The 19th Century & The Architecture Behind Them, 5:30 – 8 p.m.  This lecture will explore the rich history of great conservatories and the architectural significance of their use of glass, innovative in the 19th Century. Revisit spaces that are gone but not forgotten, lost to the ravages of time and budget cuts, some in Baltimore City Parks. Learn about enduring gems worldwide, which have influenced the design of conservatories from the 19th Century through today. Lecture by Alan Stein, owner of Tanglewood Conservatories, and Daniel Russoniello, AIA, LEED-AP, of Archer & Buchanan Architecture.

Join us at 5:30 for wine and light fare courtesy of Tanglewood Conservatories! Space is limited. $30/ticket. Tickets now available. 

November 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. 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.

November 12 – 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.

November 16 – Cocktails at the Conservatory, 6:30 – 8:30, Come taste unique and expertly mixed cocktails by area master mixologists, created to showcase plants and flowers that can be found in the Conservatory’s collections. Sip beverages inspired by the Conservatory. Join us for this Friends of the Rawlings Conservatory event to toast the Conservatory and help support and preserve this gem of Baltimore for future generations! 

November 19 – 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.

November 23 – Thanksgiving – CONSERVATORY CLOSED

November 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. 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.

November 28 – #GivingTuesday – a global campaign and call to action – give back to what matters to you on November 28, 2017! Support the Friends of the Rawlings Conservatory now (via Paypal) or learn more



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