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 2018

March 24 – April 8 – 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 1  – 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- 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 15- 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 22- 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 27 Charm City Bluegrass Festival in Druid Hill Park, 4 – 9 p.m. The festival  is outside of the Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

April 28 – 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 29- Plants 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!

Also on April 29Pink Moon Hike Join the volunteers from the Druid Hill Farmers Market for a night hike in Druid Hill Park. Meet in front of the Conservatory. **This hike includes significant walking. $10.00 per person – all proceeds benefit the free programs at the Druid Hill Farmers Market.

 

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