March with Hillwood: Reopening and Virtual Programs


Spring is coming! Wander the gardens to find early bloomers, and celebrate Orchid Month, in honor of Marjorie Post's favorite flower. With displays on view and a variety of exciting virtual programs this month, Hillwood has something for everyone, both in person and from home.


Hillwood is excited to announce our safe reopening today! We are now welcoming back the broader community to the museum and gardens with temporary visitation guidelines in place. Advanced reservations are required and are now available

Merriweather To Go and the museum shop are also open. Stop by for the perfect complement to your Hillwood visit!

Virtual Programs

We are excited to offer new programs virtually, bringing Hillwood to you. This month, enjoy virtual mansion tours, workshops, a lecture, and girl scout and family programs.. Learn more and register below!  

All programming is free for members. Not a member? Join or renew today!


Virtual Mansion Tour
Friday, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2021, 12-1 p.m.

Join a trained volunteer docent to learn about Marjorie Post, her rich collections, and how they are experienced today very much as they were in Post’s time. View photos, collection highlights, and archival images, while asking questions in real time.


Livestream Lecture | Black Skin in the Red Land: African American Experiences in Stalin's Soviet Union
Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Historian Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon will tell stories of Black workers and artists in the Soviet Union who sought a better life without the specter of racial terror, discussing why the African American presence in the Soviet Union at this juncture was a critical development in history.


March is Orchid Month!



Marjorie Merriweather Post had a lifelong love affair with orchids, her favorite flower, investing significant resources into fueling this passion. Today, Hillwood's collection contains over 2,000 orchids of approximately 1,200 different species, hybrids, and clones. 

As one of the only public gardens in Washington, D.C. that offers daily access to a working greenhouse filled with orchids, our month-long focus on these exotic beauties features workshops, tours, and colorful displays.

Virtual Tour | Orchid-Filled Greenhouses
Thursday, March 11, 2021, 1:30-2 p.m.

Horticulturist Drew Asbury brings Hillwood's orchid-filled greenhouses to you, sharing the history of the greenhouses, Marjorie Post's infatuation with orchids, and the exotic blooms and fragrances on display now. 

Horticulture How To | Orchid 101
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Learn how to care for your orchid and get blooms year after year from Drew Asbury, Hillwood's horticulturist.

Horticulture How-To | Orchid Repotting
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 1:30-2 p.m.

Horticulturist Drew Asbury demonstrates how to repot the most common types of orchids. Learn how to help the plants' leaves and root systems, identify the proper potting media, and ask the expert your questions.


Virtual Girl Scout Program: In Fabergé's Workshop
Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 4-45 p.m.

Enjoy a dynamic and engaging afternoon of Girl Scout fun from the comfort of home! Explore Hillwood's sumptuous jewelry, glittering treasures, and magnificent art through playful activities and fun games, led by a trained museum educator via live video chat.

Floral Design How-To | Tropical Paradise
Friday, March 19, 2021, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Join Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, as she shares how to create a cheerful arrangement featuring anthurium and birds of paradise.

Virtual Girl Scout Program: Garden Journeys
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 4-4:45 p.m.

Enjoy a dynamic and engaging afternoon of Girl Scout fun from the comfort of home! Participate in playful activities and design your own dream garden as you explore the beauty, tranquility, and whimsy of Hillwood’s Japanese-style garden and French parterre via live video chat, led by a trained museum educator.

Virtual Family Fun: Fabergé Egg Extravaganza
Saturday, March 27, 2021, 11-11:45 a.m.

Explore Hillwood's glittering treasures and magnificent art, including the exquisite imperial Fabergé eggs, from the comfort of your own home! Enjoy a story, view objects from Hillwood's collection, create your own egg, and more.


Explore Hillwood from Home

Want even more Hillwood? Explore from home!

Continue to enjoy all Hillwood has to offer from the comfort of your own home through our comprehensive digital offerings. Delve into the online collection, video library, immersive mobile app, art projects and activities, and more! And, of course, follow Hillwood on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for daily museum and garden content.



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