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Mounted Orchid Workshop

This is part a scented suite of workshops associated with Perfume & Seduction.

Many orchids grow in trees and get their nutrients from the rain and air. See Hillwood’s collection of mounted orchids before making your own sweetly scented living work of art.

You’ll leave this hands-on workshop with:

  • A beautiful Brassavola nodosa orchid mounted on cork. The sweet, wonderfully fragrant orchid is commonly known as the Lady of the Night orchid, and it can be displayed on a table or hung on the wall for years to come.

You’ll learn:

  • How to securely and artistically wire your plant; and

  • How to care for your orchid.

All materials, including plants, are provided. 

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. 

About the Instructor

Drew Asbury in the Cutting Garden at HillwoodDrew 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.

Scented Suite

Scented Suite
Saturday, February 23, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, May 18, 2019 (All day)
  • detail of large mounted Brassavola nova orchid

    Detail of large mounted Brassavola nova orchid in Hillwood's greenhouse

  • Potted Brassavola nova orchid

    Brassavola nova orchids for the mounted orchid workshop