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Virtual Tour | An Orchid-Filled Greenhouse

Marjorie Merriweather Post had the greenhouses constructed to house her extensive collection of exotic orchids, as well as cut flowers grown for floral arrangements throughout the mansion.

Close image of Phalaenopsis orchid in Hillwood's GreenhouseHorticulturist Drew Asbury brings the orchid-filled greenhouses to you in this beautifully illustrated 20-minute virtual tour. Learn more about the greenhouse history, Post’s infatuation with orchids, and the exotic blooms and fragrances on display now, while asking questions in real time.

CONNECTING WITH ZOOM

This virtual tour is presented live via Zoom. Participants can submit questions via the chat feature. Registered users will be emailed a link to join this Zoom program. To get started, please download Zoom on your chosen device and explore the Frequently Asked Questions. This program will be recorded.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Drew Asbury (he/him) 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 completed a Master’s degree in sustainable garden design from The George Washington University in 2020.
 

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Orchids blooming in Hillwood's greenhouse
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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