Experience bold, beautiful color in the gray of winter with Orchids at Newfields, opening February 9. From the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse to Lilly House to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, these colorful and exotic plants will welcome guests with the first signs of spring. Escape the cold and discover colorful orchid varieties from around the world blooming inside the Greenhouse. Explore the historic Lilly House as orchids fill the rooms with colorful décor and intoxicating aromas and buy a plant (or two) to take home in the Pop-Up Shop inside the Museum.
Stop by Newfields for a talk with resident orchid expert Ian Wilhite then view the amazing Orchids experience.
Orchid Stories in the Galleries
In celebration of Orchids 2018, we've developed a special tour that will treat our guests to stories of orchid collectors and orchid lore.
Orchids at Lilly House Tour
Take a docent-guided tour of the American Country Place Era home of the late Indianapolis businessman, philanthropist, and collector J.K. Lilly, Jr.
Spend an evening surrounded by orchids while sampling tasty treats inspired by the exhibition.
Adult Class: Orchid Terrariums
You don’t need to travel to tropical jungles to see miniature orchids growing and blooming, but with a little help from Greenhouse Specialist and Orchid Expert Ian Wilhite you can make an orchid terrarium.
Adult Class: Orchid Basics
If you’ve been reluctant to grow your own orchids at home, this workshop is what you need to get started.