For the first time ever, Orchids will be installed in the gallery spaces at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Fresh, simple accent arrangements will bloom near sitting spaces. One focused installation will be featured on each floor, some drawing inspiration—like texture or style—from the surrounding artworks. Others will contrast. The show continues in the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse with three dedicated spaces. One combines bonsais with Japanese orchids and features their fascinating history. The showy orchids of Asia will also be highlighted, where you’ll learn about their surprising contemporary uses. The year-round collection is still the place to see a wide range of tropical varieties. Classes will return, from basic to advanced. You’ll find the famous flowers available for purchase in the Pop-Up shop, along with accessories like special soil and free take-home care sheets.
Adult Class: Orchid Basics
Newfields’ own plant specialist Ian Wilhite will guide you through the basics of orchid care.
Artful Living Series
Join Ian Wilhite, Newfields’ gregarious orchid expert, for an “insider’s look” at the secrets of orchids, brought to you by the Alliance.
Adult Class: Orchid Terrariums
Join Greenhouse Specialist Ian Wilhite as he guides you in making your very own micro-orchid habitat in glass.
Adult Class: Advanced Orchid Care
A new class for people ready to meet the challenge in orchid growing with fabulous spray orchids.
Adult Class: Kokedama Bonsai with Orchid
Newfields’ Lyss Woods shows you how to create this exquisite construction with a small blooming orchid.
Book Club: The Orchid Shroud
Fall into a mesmerizing world of wild orchids and a chilling murder with Michelle Wan’s The Orchid Shroud.
Orchid Stories in the Galleries
In celebration of Orchids 2019, we've developed a special tour that will treat our guests to stories of orchid collectors and orchid lore.
Member Only Talk: Ian Wilhite
join Newfields’ own plant specialist Ian Wilhite for a special presentation on the Orchids exhibition in DeBoest Lecture Hall.
Support is provided by the SIA Foundation.