May 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.  

May 6 – Market day at Cylburn Preview Event, 4:30 – 7:30. Get the best selection of plants and goods from market vendors. Visit Cylburn’s event page for ticket prices and registration information. 

May 7 -  Market Day at Cylburn Arboretum, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. free admission, free-$10 parking.  Bulbs from the Conservatory’s spring flower display, annuals and perennials, native plants, and vegetables – there is something for everyone! Find gorgeous hanging baskets, herbs, trees, shrubs, rare and native plants for sale. Many of the plants are grown on-site by the Cylburn Arboretum Association, Baltimore City Recreation & Parks and UME Baltimore City Master Gardeners while others come from area garden clubs, specialty growers and non-profits.

May 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. Free, though a $5 per person donation is encouraged.

May 12 - Cocktails at the Conservatory, 6:30 – 8:30, Come taste unique and expertly mixed cocktails by Rye Fells Point, created to showcase plants and flowers that can be found in the Conservatory’s collections. Sip beverages inspired by the Conservatory, and ask the mixologists how to incorporate botanicals into drinks at home. Join us for this Baltimore Conservatory Association event to toast the Conservatory and help support and preserve this gem of Baltimore for future generations! Click link above for more info. 

May 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.

May 21 – Historical Walking Tour of Druid Hill Park, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., with the Friends of Druid Hill Park. This major urban park of 745 acres is one of the oldest urban parks in the country and a direct result of the early American Public Parks Movement. Tours begin at the Conservatory and are led by extremely knowledgeable guides.  **This tour includes significant walking.** Tickets: $15.00 per person.   Limited tickets available.  Registration is strongly encouraged.  Ticket sales support the Druid Hill Farmers Market Program series!

May 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.
May 28 - Baltimore Herb Festival, 9:30 a.m – 3 p.m., in Leakin Park, off of Windsor Mill Road. Admission is $7 for adults, children 12 and under free. Parking is free. Baltimore City Department of Recreation of Parks, Horticulture Division, is usually in attendance selling bulbs from the Conservatory’s spring flower display as well as vegetable seedlings and lush hanging baskets. Visit their web page for updates and more information! 
TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Due to a foot race in the park, some park roads may be closed in the morning Check our Facebook page for up-to-date information.   
May 26 Community Gardening Volunteer Day, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Help plant the gardens around the Conservatory. We will be doing a large planting activity to get our beds ready for the season. We need help planting and mulching the beds. We also need a few people to help grill lunch for the group. We will be forming teams, and each team will have a leader to help get the beds planted according to plan and provide training.  All are welcome! Please RSVP. Sign up here.

May 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 May 29Maryland Zoo Naturalist Peter Martin will host a hands-on display from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. focusing on the animals that live in the habitats represented within the desert room. 


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