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Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens of Baltimore

3100 Swann Dr, Baltimore, MD 21217

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Construction Date:1888
Architect:George Frederick
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The Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory is the second oldest steel frame and glass building still used in the United States. The conservatory originally consisted of the historic Palm House and Orchid Room. In the 1920s, production greenhouses were added to support the collection. In 2004, after a major renovation and expansion, the greenhouses were transformed into three distinct biomes featuring plant material from tropical, desert and Mediterranean climates. 

  • Accessibility: Fully Accessible
  • Parking: Free Parking
  • Photography: Permitted