From The Whit Harvey Group Blog:
Everyone we talk to is ready for spring, including my neighbor, who optimistically put up the canvas awning over his deck today. No snow in the forecast, but it looks like there is going to be some rain this weekend. But that doesn’t stop us from thinking about spring gardening, getting outside, and keeping the kids (and ourselves!) from getting cabin fever.
Here are a few things we found to do this weekend that will be fun no matter what the weather.
Friday’s After Five at the National Aquarium
Last Chance! Tonight is the last night to enjoy the low admission prices offered by the aquarium at the end of their winter-long Fridays After Five promotion. Visit the aquarium from 5 until 8 tonight for only $12. More information at http://www.aqua.org.
Participating restaurants and businesses in Baltimore City and Baltimore County will celebrate the Greek culture with specials, discounts, a parade and more. This Sunday, enjoy the Greek Independence Day Parade with colorful groups wearing traditional Greek attire.
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens
If you haven’t visited this city treasure in Druid Hill Park, now is the time. Opened in 1888, the historical Rawlings Conservatory is one of Baltimore’s most beautiful structures. It features five distinct greenhouse rooms, one 1/2-acre garden with many flower beds and a kaleidoscope of colors all year round.
The free “Plants and People Program”, offered every Sunday 1:30-3:30 is open to the public and all visitors are welcome. The programs are interactive, informal and experiential opportunities for visitors to learn about plants, Baltimore gardening, and the conservatory environment.
The first Sunday is “Master Gardener Clinic”, the second Sunday is “Exploration Station,” which is geared towards elementary-schoolers and youth , the third Sunday is “Sprouts,” which is geared towards preschoolers, the fourth Sunday is “Ask a Scientist,” which is great for all ages, and the fifth Sunday is “Guided Tours of the Conservatory.” Each month, there is a different theme or topic of interest. Read More