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. Scroll down to learn more.
Gardener's Focus Tour | An Orchid-Filled Greenhouse
Wednesday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2023, 10:30-10:50 a.m. and 12:30-12:50 p.m.
Join one of Hillwood's orchid experts for a twenty-minute tour of the greenhouse, which houses Marjorie Merriweather Post's extensive collection of exotic orchids.
Virtual Tour | An Orchid-Filled Greenhouse
Thursday, March 9, 2023, 1:30-2 p.m.
Horticulturist Drew Asbury brings the orchid-filled greenhouses to you in this beautifully illustrated 20-minute virtual tour. Learn more about the greenhouse history, Marjorie Post’s infatuation with orchids, and the exotic blooms and fragrances on display now, while asking questions in real time.
Virtual Horticulture How-To | Orchid 101
Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 1:30-3 p.m.
Learn the basics of orchid culture, including providing the proper light, water, temperature, fertilizer, and potting media.
Virtual Floral Design | Celebrating Orchids
Friday, March 17, 2023, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Join Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, to conjure tropical bliss and create an elegant floral arrangement featuring orchids.
Onsite Orchid Repotting Workshop
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.
Friday, March 24, 2023, 2-4 p.m.
Friday, March 31, 2023, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Join Drew Asbury, horticulturist, and learn how to help your plants leaves and root systems and identify the proper potting media before asking the expert your questions.