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. Fully renovated, the Greenhouse is open year-round; visitors may explore while learning from the knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Workshops, special exhibitions, and horticultural programming is available throughout the year.
Featured EventsElder Greenhouse
Hello Spring Tram Tour
Take a 45-minute guided tram and walking tour of The Garden.
Adult Class: Giant Paper Flowers
Spring doesn’t have to stay outside. Bring it into your living room by making your own giant, colorful, crepe paper flower with Newfields’ Marian Keith.
Youth Class: Terrariums for Kids
Newfields’ Lyss Woods will help kids build their own terrariums to take home, guiding them through every detail of this mini-garden.
Adult Class: Orchids Basics
This hands-on class includes instruction on repotting and the secrets of reblooming the orchid you will take home.
Summer Wonderland: Spectacular Creatures
We’ve teamed up with the Italian art collective Cracking Art to welcome hundreds of animals to the Newfields campus this summer.
Youth Class: Kokedama Bonsai for Kids
. In this class, Lyss Woods will show kids how to create a floating orchid island that can be suspended from the ceiling—and will amaze friends and family.