The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore
, often known as the Baltimore Conservatory
, is a historic conservatory
and botanical garden
located in Druid Hill Park
at 3100 Swan Drive, Baltimore, Maryland
. The conservatory is open daily except Mondays.
The conservatory dates to 1888 from designs by George Frederick (architect of Baltimore's City Hall), with a major renovation circa 2002-2004 that added two new pavilions. It now contains five distinct areas: the 1888 Palm House, the Orchid Room, Mediterranean House, Tropical House, and Desert House. Conservatory grounds (1½ acres) feature 35 flowerbeds.
- J. Dorsey and J.D. Dilts, A Guide to Baltimore Architecture (Third Edition), Tidewater Publishers, Centreville, MD (1997), p. 299.