From now until October 27, stop by The Rawlings Conservatory to discover the Carnivorous Plant Display featuring Pitcher Plants. Open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. The plants, many of which live in nutrient-poor soil, like in bogs and mossy cloud forests, have adapted to attract, trap, and kill prey to absorb nutrients. View the wide variety of trap shapes and colors, and features such as sticky surfaces, digestive enzymes, and hairs that trigger movement. Specimen plants will be on display in the Orchid Room. Admission is free. A $5 per person donation is recommended and appreciated. A limited number of carnivorous plants will be for sale during the duration of the show.
The mission of the Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens is to foster an appreciation and understanding of plants from around the world and the vital roles they play in our lives. To achieve this mission, we welcome visitors to enjoy the Conservatory in a variety of ways. Located in Druid Hill Park, the Conservatory features year-round displays of plants in five greenhouses: the 1888 Palm House, Orchid Room, Mediterranean House, Tropical House and Desert House. We gratefully accept donations, we recommend $5 per person.