Get an intimate look at Hillwood’s gardens with the experts! Drew Asbury, head grower, highlights the specialty mums.
Tickets are distributed at the visitor center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be pre-reserved by Hillwood members. This twenty-minute tour is limited to ten, and meets inside the entrance to the greenhouse on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in late October and early November.
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Hillwood’s greenhouse where visitors will learn how gardeners continue the fifty-five year tradition of propagating chrysanthemums for fresh cut flowers used in the weekly floral arrangements. Hillwood grows over fifty different types of chrysanthemums from spoon and spider to football and anemone in an array of gorgeous fall colors.
About the Presenter
Drew Asbury is Hillwood’s head grower. 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 George Washington University.