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Druid Hill Park Conservatory

Gwynn Falls Parkway & Swan Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217
+1 410 396 0180
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Ranked #41 of 157 Attractions in Baltimore
Type: Gardens
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bellefonte, pa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I agree with the other reviewers, this is a beautiful offering in Druid Hill Park. The structure itself is impressive and the plants gorgeous. It is rather small as are the outside plantings. Will not take an hour to take it all in but worthy of your support to help it grow

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Baltimore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Proofreaders at Trip Advisor: This is the same as the Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory...Please consolidate #38 and #58

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Glen Burnie
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

What a great surprise we stumbled on when we were on our way to the zoo! Entry is free (they do have a donation box) and you will enjoy a nice stroll through the gardens. They have an excellent selection of exotic plants.

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Frederick, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The conservatory itself is gorgeous. It is not as large as other conservatories but it's historic nature adds tons of charm and picturesque moments. There is a small garden outdoors as well. During the winter holidays it is transformed to a poinsettia palace. There are special events nearly every weekend so check their calendar. There is no fee but is... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is a wonderful place in the heart of Baltimore that transports you to many different places. The dessert house was very fascinating as I was there when the agave plant was flowering. The pond in the middle was very exciting for the kids I was with, and they had fish and turtles to feed. The fact that it was... More

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Bethesda, MD
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124 reviews 124 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Though not in the top ten of greenhouse attractions I have seen, it was fun to see the figures from Sherwood Forest interspersed through the different displays. Few unusual plant varieties, but parking right in front without a fee is great. Also great is no admission fee, though we happily contributed the suggested $5pp donation.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The Conservatory is home to beautiful and exotic plants in a setting which reminds us of the grandeur of buildings constructed in the 1880's. This is the 125th year for the Conservatory making it the 2nd oldest glass conservatory in the country. The staff is knowledgable, helpful, and anxious to answer questions. There is a "cell phone tour" which visitors... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

As locals, my husband and I had no idea this even existed. We were just walking through the park one day and were curious about the building and grounds. Oh, my! What a lovely discovery! No admission except a donation (which you will want to give after walking around there, if not before) and then you are in a small... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Plants galore. Visitors galore. That settles the score. Named after MD councilman Howard Peters Rawlings, whose daughter is the mayor of the city as of 2009.

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Great glass building! The staff there is very friendly and one gentleman told us all we ever wanted to know about orchids since they had a whole room of them. It's not a huge place and doesn't take too long to get through but we had gone on a drizzly afternoon and it was a great way to spend a... More

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