Orchid House Opening Weekend

It looks like this event has already occurred.

Orchid House Opening Weekend

Dates & Price

February 26 & 27, 2022

10:00 am–5:00 pm


Free with Gardens Admission

Reservations Not Required for Members and Innovators

Buy Tickets

Meet the brains behind the beauty of our Orchid House restoration and delve deeper into our orchid collection, research, and conservation.

Meet the Curator

Location: Orchid House
February 26 & 27: 10:00 am–12:00 pm, 1:00–3:00 pm, 4:00–5:00 pm

Orchid Collection Curator Greg Griffis will be on hand to answer your questions about our new Orchid House and our expansive orchid collection.

Behind the Beauty: Orchid House Preservation and Restoration

Location: Ballroom
February 26: 11:00 am

Hear from principals at Milner Architects and learn about the meticulous restoration process behind the new Orchid House.

Behind the Beauty: Orchid Conservation Programs with Impact

Location: Ballroom
February 26: 1:00 pm

Director of Research and Conservation Kate Santos discusses our multi-faceted Orchid Conservation Program; and Associate Director of Conservation, Plant Breeding and Collections Peter Zale shares the local to global impacts of Longwood’s research program.

Behind the Beauty: Curating Our Orchid Collection

Location: Ballroom
February 26: 3:00 pm

Director of Research and Conservation Kate Santos discusses our multi-faceted Orchid Conservation Program; and Senior Horticulturist Greg Griffis shares the highlights of our orchid collection, from interesting new plants and breeding efforts to key pieces of the collection.

Meet the Researchers

Location: Main Conservatory
February 26 & 27: 10:00–11:00 am, 12:00–1:00 pm, 2:00–3:00 pm, 4:00–5:00 pm

Join Research Specialist Ashley Clayton and Associate Director of Conservation, Plant Breeding and Collections Peter Zale for an up-close look at the materials needed and process behind using orchid mycorrhizal fungi to improve terrestrial orchid propagation and production.

Visit the Gardens Year-Round and Attend this Event for Free