Everything About Orchids

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Everything About Orchids

Free Online Open Course
close up of pink and white orchid flowers in bloom

Dates & Price

February 24, 2022–August 23, 2022

Free Online Open Course

Registration Closed

Join us for an online learning experience at Longwood Gardens. We are excited to present Everything About Orchids to our guests as a free online open course. Whether you are new to orchids or a seasoned grower, this class will offer valuable insights from the experts at Longwood Gardens, one of the great gardens of the world.

Learn more about Longwood’s outstanding orchid collection and how you can grow and enjoy orchids in your own home with Greg Griffis, Orchid Grower, and Peter Zale, Associate Director of Conservation, Plant Breeding and Collections. You will learn about different types of orchids, their cultural needs, and how to use these plants in your home, in floral designs, and even in the landscape! Learn tips and techniques for repotting and propagating orchids as Greg discusses the care and culture of Longwood's orchid collection. Discover some unique native orchids and learn about how we are breeding and conserving some of these exciting terrestrial species.

Everything About Orchids is self-paced and open for registration anytime February 24, 2022 through August 16, 2022. The course closes August 23, 2022.

Learn through video lectures, discussion forums, and opportunities for interaction with the instructors. The course also offers you a chance to share your growing experiences with fellow enthusiasts. We look forward to learning together.

Note that your account in Open Courses is not the same as for our online classroom.


Greg Griffis and Peter Zale


Online, self-paced