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
Adult Class: Beginner’s Bonsai
Led by bonsai stylist Paul Weishaar, learn how to find the basic elements of a tree and recognized its potential.
Adult Class: Make a Hypertufa Container
Join instructor Carol Dale for a new spin on the traditional hypertufa planter.
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.
This spring you’ll see more flowers in a single stroll than you can anywhere else.
Family Day: International Day of Flowers
Enjoy the Hello Spring experience with a day of fun and family-friendly activities focused around international floral traditions.