Calendar

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 2 - 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 8 – 23 – Spring Flower Display: An Octopus’s Garden. This showcase of unique varieties of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and grape hyacinths also features grasses, desert plants, and tillandsias grown in the Cylburn Arboretum’s greenhouses. The plant material, along with grand hand-made sea creatures, colorful crafts, and wonderful objects borrowed from Second Chance, Inc., will become an immersive experience in an underwater world. Come visit the Octopus’s Garden! Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

 April 9 - 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 12 – Extended Hours and Bluegrass during Spring Flower Display, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Bluegrass from 5 – 7 p.m. in the garden. Stop by after work or school to visit the Conservatory during the annual spring flower show. Enjoy a preview concert of Charm City Bluegrass Festival with Jordan August and Jeff Westerinen. Beer by UNION Craft Brewing will be available for purchase. 

April 14 – 16 – TRAFFIC ADVISORY heavy traffic is expected due to events at the Zoo. Check our Facebook page for details on any road closures. 

April 15 – Fruit Tree Fair, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event is presented by the Baltimore Fruit Tree Partnership. There is a full schedule of fair activities, information sessions, and a tree give-away, all designed to grow food, grow community, and increase the city’s tree canopy!   Activities include Pollination Station (education and honey-sampling), nature play space, live music, and spoken word poetry. Talk topics include: community orchards; pruning and training; fruit preservation (jam); and, companion planting. Full details on their Facebook event page.

April 16 – Easter Sunday – open as usual.

 April 16 - 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.

 April 20 – Jazz in Blooms, 6 – 8 p.m. Enjoy the flower display and jazz at the same time! This event is free and open to the public. Presented in partnership with the Baltimore Jazz Alliance, the Creative Alliance, and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. More information to come.

April 23 – CLOSING DAY – Spring Flower Display: An Octopus’s Garden. This showcase of unique varieties of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and grape hyacinths also features grasses, desert plants, and tillandsias grown in the Cylburn Arboretum’s greenhouses. The plant material, along with grand hand-made sea creatures, colorful crafts, and wonderful objects borrowed from Second Chance, Inc., will become an immersive experience in an underwater world. Come visit the Octopus’s Garden!

April 23 - 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.

 April 29Charm City Folk and Bluegrass 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 30Plants and People Sunday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., “Free Guided Tours of the Conservatory.” Admission donations are still greatly appreciated. Bring your curious minds to learn about worldwide plant ecosystems for a virtual trip around the world and through history! Learn about the Victorian-era glass house, while exploring plants from tropical, Mediterranean, and desert biomes. Join us for an in-depth look at our collection of plants, and experience first-hand their connections and contributions to the food, medicines, and economic vitality of our Earth. Don’t miss out – free guided tours happen only four times a year!

 

 

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