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Native Orchids

Studio Arts Workshop on Zoom

Saturday, March 6, 2021 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00KZ

REGISTRATION ADVISORY: This program will stop registration sales on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET

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Join an orchid care expert Barb Schmidt for a fun, informative afternoon about America’s favorite household plant.

Orchids are perennial herbs that are native to nearly everywhere on Earth, including temperate or colder climates. This program discusses which native orchids grow in the northeast United States, where to find them in nature, and how to grow hardy orchids in your backyard.

Fun facts and orchid care tips are provided to pique the interest of experienced orchid collectors, as well as beginners. In a hands-on activity, learn how to re-pot an orchid at home.

Participants may also share orchids from their own collections for a question-and-answer session with the instructor.


  • One 2-hour session
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.


  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
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This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.