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: 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.
Adult Class: Beginner’s Bonsai
This beginner’s workshop is designed to both instruct & inspire.
Imagine an idyllic, vernal campus carpeted with over half a million blooms.
Adult Class: Make a Hypertufa Planter
Join instructor Carol Dale for a new spin on the traditional hypertufa planter.
Family Day: Day of Flowers
Brighten up your spring with an explosion of flowers at Newfields.