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Enjoy enriching and educational programming year-round.

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. Scroll down to learn more. 

Date Range

Upcoming Events

Explore Hillwood’s orchid-filled greenhouses from home with this virtual tour.

Wednesday 9 March - 12:30 to 12:50pm
Online via Zoom
$5, free for Hillwood members

Learn how to care for your orchid and get blooms year-after-year in this virtual program.

Friday 11 March - 12:30 to 2:00pm
Online via Zoom
$10, free for Hillwood members

Tune in from home and learn how to keep your orchid thriving by repotting it every few years. 

Friday 25 March - 12:30 to 1:30pm
Online via Zoom
$5, free for Hillwood members