March is Orchid Month at Hillwood
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 Gardener's Focus Tour | An Orchid-Filled Greenhouse
Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 12:30-12:50 p.m.
Tour the greenhouse and learn more about its history, Marjorie Merriweather Post's infatuation with orchids, and the exotic blooms and fragrances on display now.
Virtual Horticulture How-To | Orchid 101
Friday, March 11, 2022, 12:30-2 p.m.
Learn the basics of orchid culture, including providing the proper light, water, temperature, fertilizer, and potting media.
Virtual Orchid Repotting Demonstration
Friday, March 25, 2022, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Join Drew Asbury, horticulturist, and learn how to help your plants leaves and root systems, identify the proper potting media, and ask the expert your questions.