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Onsite Orchid Repotting Workshops

OrchidIs it time to repot your orchids? Regularly repotting orchids not only provides new nourishment and space to grow, but the opportunity to assess their health and treat anything that may be ailing your plants.

Bring an orchid or two from home and your plant will leave this hands-on workshop with a "good home." Plants will be repotted into basic plastic pots (included in the fee). You may bring a selection of fancy pots from your own collection if you prefer. Posts must have adequate drainage holes. If the weather is chilly, please cover your plant with a plastic bag to keep it warm.

This hands-on workshop teaches you how to care for and trim your plant's leaves and root system and identify the proper potting mediums and techniques from our experts.

All repotting materials are included. Payment is required in advance and is non-refundable. This program is limited to eight participants.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Andrew Bedenbaugh (he/him) is Hillwood’s orchid and tropical specialist. He joined Hillwood in 2016 and is responsible for the greenhouses, orchid volunteers, and orchid collection. Andrew has worked professionally in the horticulture and agriculture industry for over twenty years in a variety of positions, including garden center sales and greenhouse growing, along with landscape management and design. Andrew graduated from Northern Virginia Community College in 2009 in horticulture technology and has a degree in landscape design specialization. Andrew has been an active member in the American Orchid Society AOS) and National Capital Orchid Society (NCOS) since 2004.

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Fri, Mar 1 - Sun, Mar 31 2024, All day

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