January 2020

December 7, 2019 – January 5, 2020 – Holiday Poinsettia Display & Sale- A Tropical Holiday. Travel to the tropics this holiday season with a bright and colorful display of Poinsettias. A true Baltimore holiday tradition! Free, $5 donation suggested. Poinsettias are the signature holiday flower. No longer is red the main attraction, we have orange, pink with splashes of white, and variegated as well. Throughout the duration of the show, many beautiful poinsettias will be available for sale! Our gift shop is also well-stocked with books, cards, and house plants. Photo by Glen Mendels. 

January 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.

January 17, 18, & 19 – Orchid Show.The Orchid – the largest and most diverse flowering plant family on earth, loved for its unmatched exotic beauty – is in the spotlight at the Rawlings Conservatory! The Conservatory, in partnership with the Maryland Orchid Society (MOS) is hosting an orchid show exhibiting MOS members’ prize-winning plants. 

January 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.

January 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.

January 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.

January 29 – February 16 – Conservatory Translated: Posters by MICA Students, Opening reception TBD. MICA students exhibit work from an illustration class – the subject of which is the Conservatory. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.



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