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: Orchid Basics
Dive into the world of orchids with one of our most popular classes.
Adult Class: Orchid Terrariums
Join Ian Wilhite, plant specialist, in the Elder Greenhouse as he shows you how to make your own micro-orchid habitat in a trendy glass container.
Adult Class: Advanced Orchid Care
Level up at this hands-on class led by Ian Wilhite, plant specialist at Newfields.
Adult Class: Orchid Epiphyting
In this hands-on workshop, learn to grow orchids in the air with a Newfields orchid expert.