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
Gardens and Museums Day
Enjoy free admission to Newfields on May 22 and explore everything there is to do and see around our 152-acre campus during Hello Spring.
Imagine an idyllic, vernal campus carpeted with over half a million blooms.
Carnivorous Plants and a Beer
Discover the captivating world of carnivorous plants in this new informal discussion in the Beer Garden.
Pollinator Plants and a Beer
A new addition to our series of informal plant discussions in the Beer Garden.