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Orchid 101: How to Get Your Orchid to Rebloom

Beginner and intermediate-level orchid growers will learn the basics of growing healthy orchids. Healthy plants can live for decades and will produce countless blooms during their lifetimes.

This class will focus on several of the most commonly available orchids including the Phalaenopsis, or moth orchid, and the classic Cattleya, or corsage orchid. Techniques which encourage plants to rebloom will be particularly emphasized.

You’ll learn:

  • Basics of orchid culture including providing the proper light, water, temperature, fertilizer, and potting media; and
  • Basic care for common pests and diseases.

This program is limited to twelve people. Payment is required in advance and is non-refundable.  This workshop must have a minimum of four participants. In the event the workshop is canceled, participants may choose a refund or to participate in another session. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. You’ll be standing and working with plant material. 


Drew Asbury is Hillwood’s horticulturist and volunteer manager. He joined Hillwood in 2012 and is responsible for the greenhouses, the cutting garden, and the horticulture volunteer program. Drew has worked professionally in the horticulture industry for nearly twenty years in a variety of positions including garden center sales, greenhouse growing, and landscape management and design. Drew graduated from the Longwood Gardens professional gardener training program in 2006 and is currently working on his Master’s degree in landscape design from The George Washington University.

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Tue, Mar 1 - Thu, Mar 31 2022, 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