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Native Orchids

Studio Arts Workshop

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00YF
Tickets
$75 Member
$85 Non-Member
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Orchid planted outside

Orchids are perennial herbs that are native to nearly everywhere on Earth, including temperate or colder climates. Join an orchid-care expert for a fun, informative afternoon about America’s favorite household plant.

The class discusses the native orchids that grow in the northeastern United States, where to find them in nature, and how to grow hardy orchids in your backyard. In a hands-on activity, participants re-pot a native orchid into a container suitable for growth.

They may also bring in orchids from their own collections for a question-and-answer session with the instructor, during which light refreshments are served.

A supply list may be downloaded from this page no later than 2 weeks prior to the first session.

Instructor: Barbara Schmidt

One 2-hour session

This event is presented as part of the Smithsonian Earth Optimism Initiative.

Inside Science

Location
S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3037
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)