Get an intimate look at Hillwood’s gardens with the experts! Jason Gedeik, head of greenhouse and design operations, highlights the greenhouses on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout Orchid Month in March.
While many public gardens have tropical and orchid displays, Hillwood is one of the few in the Mid-Atlantic region to have a working greenhouse where visitors can get behind-the-scenes tours daily. 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. Tour of the working greenhouse and learn more about its history, Marjorie’s infatuation with orchids, and the exotic blooms and fragrances on display now.
Join Jason Gedeik, Hillwood’s head of greenhouse and design operations, for this 20 minute tour during his favorite season in Hillwood’s garden. Limited to 10 per tour. Tickets are distributed at the Visitor Center upon opening each day. This tour meets at the entrance to the Greenhouse. Suggested donation applies.