Visit Baltimore's Garden

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Back in early February my friend Meg and I made a quick visit to the Rawlings Conservatory (a.k.a. the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore) in Druid Hill Park after an early morning start at Zeke's Coffee. Though chilly it was a beautiful sunny day which made for many picturesque opportunities in the conservatory.

The conservatory opened to the public on August 26, 1888, it's the second oldest surviving glass botanic conservatory in the United States. The Rawlings Conservatory has distinct environments that allow plants from all over the world to  be on display. The conservatory is divided into five areas, the Palm House, the Orchid Room, the Mediterranean House, the Tropical House and the Desert House. The buildings create an appropriate environment for plants from these areas to thrive.

Opened Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am to 4pm (excluding certain holidays) it's the perfect spot to stroll through post brunch or pre-lunch. It's technically admission free but they do encourage donations. I typically donate a couple bucks (up to their recommended $5) each time I go.


They also host a TON of events - check out their calendar! I'm looking forward to going between April 4th and 19th during their Spring Flower Display. I love daffodils and they should be blooming at that point!

I must have been to the Rawlings Conservatory a million times and never tire of it's beauty. If you're in the area please swing by! (And perhaps pop into nearby Dovecote Cafe for a snack and drink.)

Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore
3100 Swann Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21217
Wednesday - Sundays 10am - 4pm


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