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
Experience bold, beautiful color in the gray of winter with Orchids at Newfields.
Spend an evening surrounded by orchids while sampling tasty treats inspired by the exhibition.
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.
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.
Dive into a campus filled with color with Hello Spring, coming to Newfields in April and May.
Adult Class: Watercolor Painting
Experiments with liquid watercolors, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, and watercolors pans in this four-session class.
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.