Orchid Workshop: To Repot or Not?

Is 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. Pots must have adequate drainage holes. If the weather is chilly, please cover your plant with a plastic bag to keep it warm.

You'll learn:

  • How to care for and trim your plant’s leaves and root system;
  • Identify the proper potting mediums and techniques;
  • Identify any health problems of your plant; and
  • Gain individual care techniques from our experts.

This program is limited to ten 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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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