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Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore

Gwynn Falls Parkway & Swan Drive, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
+1 410-396-0008
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Springtime anytime of year

After the long winter that does t seem to want to end this was a delightful treat. Staff was full... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joyjoy81960
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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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Baltimore's Hidden Gem

The Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park is truly Baltimore's best kept secret... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
patriciay455
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“druid hill park” (10 reviews)
“orchid room” (5 reviews)
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Gwynn Falls Parkway & Swan Drive, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
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+1 410-396-0008
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After the long winter that does t seem to want to end this was a delightful treat. Staff was full of information and the care that has been show. To these plants is evident in the great show of flowers , fruits and veges. A...More

Thank Joyjoy81960
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park is truly Baltimore's best kept secret. Although not extremely large, it is truly worth a visit. It is the 2nd oldest glass conservatory in the United States. The Palm House and Orchid Room are original buildings...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

My family and I make a point to stop in every few months and also make this an annual Mother's Day trip. The flowers and arrangements are breathtaking. They also have a lovely gift shop where we have purchased some beautiful plants for amazing prices....More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We popped in to see the Maryland Orchid Society's annual orchid show. It was lovely to be inside on a cold, gray, winter day. The history of the original conservatory is very interesting. I agree with others that a visit takes less than an hour.

Thank Sunsal
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

The Rawlings Conservatory is the second oldest conservatory in the country opened in 1888. It is a spectacular example of Victorian Architecture. It is wonderful to visit any time of the year. The outside gardens are beautiful in Summer but it is glorious in the...More

Thank PAYEMD
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Also called the Rawling Conservatory, this place is very nice, and not too big. You can see the entire interior in less than one hour. Admission is free, but they ask for a $5 per person donation. The outdoor gardens are also noice, but it...More

2  Thank courtrightkj
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The arboretum is a bit small, and not too exotic, you can take your time and still spend less then 1 hour which is good for small children attention. Ample parking. You can spend more time walking thru the park outside. Admission is a $5...More

1  Thank bert f
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Very warm inside, maintained well. Worth a visit. Go check it out. Park close, not the greatest location in Baltimore, near the Zoo. Donations excepted, no other cost. Paid $20 for 3 people.

Thank Kendra2405
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We were taking a walk though the park and came across the conservatory. It was cold, so we decided to go in and get warm. So glad we did! The plants were beautiful. There are three different climate zones represented, plus a orchid room. I...More

1  Thank Marieeddy9
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife and I have been to the conservatory on many occasions. This is a small gem of a spot situated on the border of Druid Hill Park in what at one time was Baltimore's most fashionable neighborhoods. Check the hours before you go to...More

1  Thank Copperman1
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