Orchids forum: Orchids at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, Baltimore, Maryland

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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Feb 1, 2017 6:26 PM CST
I was inspired by an article in the January/February 2017 issue of "The American Gardener" to visit the Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Orchid Room dates back to 1888 and was renovated in 2016. According to the brochure, it features blooming Cattleyas from December to March, Phalaenopsis from January to May, Cymbidiums and Paphiopedilums from April to June, and Vandas and Dendrobiums from April to September.

Here are some of the orchids I saw today:

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Carol H. Sandt

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Feb 2, 2017 8:55 AM CST


Carol, beautiful pictures here too!! Such a nice place to visit!

Thanks! Smiling
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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Feb 2, 2017 2:20 PM CST
Gorgeous show ,Carol...thanks for sharing!
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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Mar 2, 2017 9:16 AM CST
I haven't been to Rawlings in... hmm, over 5 years anyway. Orchid room is a definite reason to go! Thanks for posting about it.

Carol, I see you're in Lancaster Co... swing by the Mid-Atlantic forum sometime! We're a friendly group who get together in person with some regularity. Spring Plant swap is in southern NJ this year, and I organize a winter seed swap (late Jan to early Feb) in Frederick MD.

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Mar 2, 2017 11:21 AM CST
I enjoyed the tour. Thanks, Carol.

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