Skip to main content
Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

Orchids 101

Weekend Lecture with Workshop

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.
Code: 1L0075

If you are interested in just the lecture portion of this program, please click here.

Do you think orchids are the prima donnas of the floral world? Surprise: Not all are difficult and demanding, and many make easy-to-maintain houseplants that can be grown without a fuss.

Orchid specialist Tom Mirenda from Smithsonian Gardens leads this session designed for orchid novices, offering an introduction to the beautiful species and its history, as well as guidance in choosing the right orchid for your indoor space and keeping it healthy and happy.

Then, get some practical experience with orchids during an optional hands-on workshop with Smithsonian Gardens staff member Sarah Hedean. She’ll demonstrate how to repot orchids and to identify and eliminate pest problems. Orchids, planting materials. and pots are provided.


S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)