March is Orchid Month at Hillwood Estates!

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March is orchid month! 
Enjoy our month-long focus on these exotic beauties, register for the Konstantin Makovsky: The Tsar’s Painter series and save the date for the 

Konstantin Makovsky:
The Tsar’s Painter

Now through June 12, 2016
Explore the color, romance, and extravagance of boyar life that captivated late nineteenth-century Russia, portrayed in exquisite detail by painter Konstantin Makovsky.

Every Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Every Sunday members are cordially invited to explore Hillwood’s landscaped gardens and lush natural woodlands with their four-legged friend.
Please note: This is a FREE benefit for Hillwood members only. Not a member? Join today online or by calling 202.686.5807

Thursday, March 3, 10, and 17, 2016
10:30 a.m.-11:15 p.m.
Experience the wonder of Hillwood with your preschooler! Explore a new mansion room each week of this three-part series through make believe, art projects, and imaginative play.

Thursday, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 8, 15, 22, and 29, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, 12, and 26, 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 and 13, 12:30 p.m.
Marjorie Merriweather Post had the greenhouse constructed to house her extensive collection of exotic orchids. Tour the working greenhouse and learn more about its history, Post’s infatuation with orchids, and the exotic blooms and fragrances on display now.

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10 a.m.-Noon
Sunday, March 6, 2016, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18, 2016, 1-3 p.m.
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 1:30-3:30 p.m
This hands-on workshop will teach you how to care for your orchid in order to get more flowers. Bring an orchid or two from your collection and get specific pointers on everything from watering and pruning to the proper light and fertilizer.
Please note: This program is limited to 10 people, and must have a minimum of 5 participants to take place.

Friday, March 11, 2016, 1-3 p.m.
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 10 a.m.-Noon
Even with a successful monthly orchid care routine, your plant will benefit from some extra love and attention.  Orchids need to be repotted every one to two years. Each type of plant requires a different potting material and technique. Your plant will leave this workshop with a “good home” and reward you with years of gorgeous flowers.
Please note: This program is limited to 10 people, and must have a minimum of 5 participants to take place.

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Tropical plants can provide a welcome balance to orchid collections, and spice up your average houseplant display. Jason Gedeik, head of design operations, will introduce you to ten tropical plants that are easy to take care of and available at your local nurseries and stores.
Please note: This program is limited to 10 people, and must have a minimum of 5 participants to take place.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 5:30-8 p.m.
This is the first program in the Konstantin Makovsky: The Tsar’s Painter series.
Curator Wilfried Zeisler will discuss Makovsky’s boyar wedding-themed paintings as part of a broader interest in wedding rituals in nineteeth-century Russia.

Saturday, March 19 and
Sunday, March 20, 2016,
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Celebrate spring’s arrival in Russian style. Admire the exquisite imperial eggs. Dance to festive folk music. Enjoy stories of Russian Easter traditions. Take part in a traditional Russian egg-rolling game. Decorate your own Fabergé-inspired egg.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 5:30-8:00 p.m.
This is the second program in the Konstantin Makovsky: The Tsar’s Painter series.
Professor Russell E. Martin explores the elaborate rituals by which a Russian tsar picked and married his “fairest in the land.” He also explores how this ostensibly open beauty contest was in fact a calculated spectacle.
 Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
4155 Linnean Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008 I 202-686-5807 I
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