As part of the Oldfields estate, the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse originally provided plants and produce to the residents. The first glasshouses were built in the 1920s and the present structures were constructed in the late 1940s. Visitors may explore the fully renovated Elder Greenhouse while learning from the knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Workshops, special exhibitions, and horticultural programming is available throughout the year.
Featured EventsElder Greenhouse
Cancelled - Adult Class: Orchid Epiphyting
In this hands-on workshop, learn to grow orchids in the air with a Newfields orchid expert.
Cancelled - Adult Class: Cacti Care
Learn how to keep your prickly friends looking great at this cacti-care class led by Ian Wilhite, Newfields’ plant specialist.
Cancelled - Adult Class: From the Galleries to the Garden
You’ll see nature in a whole new way by the end of this class, and improve your drawing skills.
Cancelled - Orchids and a Beer
Come out and enjoy a cold one as Newfields’ Ian Wilhite leads an informal discussion with you about orchids.
Cancelled - Adult Class: Orchid Basics
Dive into the world of orchids with one of our most popular classes.
Cancelled - Adult Class: Cacti in a (Beer) Can
Upcycling, succulents, and beer: the perfect trio!
Cancelled - Carnivorous Plants and a Beer
Discover the insatiable world of carnivorous plants—their types, their habitats, their basic care—during this informal discussion in the Beer Garden.