Calendar

 

March 1Plants 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.  

March 8 Plants and People Sunday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., “Exploration Station.” Elementary-aged children and youth experience fun and educational hands-on gardening with a project to take home. Theme: Explore your Garden Planet. 

March 14 -  Friends Of Druid Hill Park – Moonlight Walk In The Park, 8 – 10 p.m.. This is your chance to hike the Jones Falls Trail that runs through Druid Hill Park, as well as the old roads that travel along the back side of The Maryland Zoo after dark! This walk is roughly a 6 mile loop on paved surfaces with several hills. Please come dressed for the weather and bring water and a snack. Meet in front of the Rawlings Conservatory. Tickets $10.00, register here. Proceeds support the Friends of Druid Hill Park and the Druid Hill Farmers’ Market. 

March 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 followed by story time. Story hour begins at 2:30, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Theme: Explore your Garden Planet. 
 
March 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. Theme: Explore your Garden Planet.
 
March 28 – April 12- Spring Flower Display and Art Exhibition: The Garden Galaxy. Transport yourself to a fanciful galaxy where plants rule!  This year’s display explores the science of space while celebrating fantastical worlds that could be.  Enjoy a cosmic array of bright tulips, lilies,  and daffodils while discovering the secrets of the Universe! 

The flower display is accompanied by an exhibition of mosaic artworks by Baltimore artist Yulia Hanansen. The themes of the mosaics vary from vast cosmic scenes of stars and galaxies to the earthly subject of flower portraits. The combination of fantasy and realism is characteristic to Hanansen’s work and complements the theme of the flower display. With the help of technology, science, and creative visualization, Hanansen creates images that are out of this world.  

For the little ones, check out the Bunny Trail Jamboree on March 28, 12 noon- 2 pm being presented behind the Conservatory by Baltimore City Recreation & Parks. Visit bcrp.baltimorecity.gov for more info.

 March 29 - Friends Of Druid Hill Park – Historic Walking Tour, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tours begin at the Rawlings Conservatory. **This tour includes significant walking.** Tickets $15.00. Proceeds support the Friends of Druid Hill Park and the Druid Hill Farmers’ Market. Learn about the Boat Lake, the Grand Promenade, the Moorish Bandstand, the Mansion House, the last original remaining structure in the park, the Rogers’ Family Cemetery, the Maryland House, built for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia and moved to Druid Hill Park, and so much more.  Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

Also on March 29Plants 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 March 29The Garden Galaxy art exhibit opening reception, 4 – 6 p.m. Our annual spring flower display is accompanied by an exhibition of mosaic artworks by Baltimore artist Yulia Hanansen. The themes of the mosaics vary from vast cosmic scenes of stars and galaxies to the earthly subject of flower portraits. The combination of fantasy and realism is characteristic to Hanansen’s work and complements the theme of the flower display. With the help of technology, science, and creative visualization, Hanansen creates images that are out of this world. 
 
The reception is free and open to the public. Donations encouraged and appreciated. All artwork is for sale and proceeds from sales will be donated to the Conservatory.

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