Get an intimate look at Hillwood’s gardens with the experts! Drew Asbury, horticulturist and volunteer manager, highlights the greenhouse on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout Orchid Month in March.
Tickets are distributed at the visitor center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be pre-reserved by phone by Hillwood members. This twenty-minute tour is limited to ten, and meets just inside entrance to the Greenhouse.
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 tour on their own all year.
Marjorie 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 the working greenhouse and learn more about its history, Post’s infatuation with orchids, and the exotic blooms and fragrances on display now.