North Carolina
All About Orchids: The ABCs of Orchid Growing
In the Blue Ridge Mountains, learn about the tips and tricks of orchid cultivation with an expert horticulturalist and visit private collections, local sellers and orchid gardens.
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Program No. 23127RJ
4 days
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At a Glance

Vibrant hues, stunning patterns, fantastic fragrances. These are just some of the reasons orchids have developed a passionate following and are one of the most popular group of plants for beginners and collectors alike. Join orchid expert and self-proclaimed “plant nerd” Steven Frowine for a colorful journey into the world of orchids from the bulb to the flower. Visit private collections and public gardens, including the world-renowned Biltmore Estate, while learning the secrets to growing the perfect companion plant.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
All facilities are in one building, with approximately 300 yards walking required; a few stairs. Outside areas are mountainous, with inclines and uneven terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn the ins and outs of orchid growing from professional horticulturalist and best-selling author Steven Frowine.
  • Meet with collectors and local orchid sellers to discover why the orchid is one of the most cultivated flowers.
  • Step into the magical gardens of the Biltmore Estate and marvel at the eclectic collection of approximately 600 orchid plants.

General Notes

Opportunities are available for traveling companions to attend a different program at Montreat during the same week. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Steven A Frowine
Steve Frowine has always loved plants and his fascination with orchids started as a teenager. Holding a bachelor’s and master’s degree in horticulture, Steve has worked with many of the top organizations and companies in the U.S. horticultural world including managing one of the country’s largest orchid collections at the Missouri Botanic Garden. Having written articles for gardening magazines and frequent guest appearances on radio shows, Steve loves sharing his passion for growing orchids. Now, it has caught on with amateur and professional gardeners alike.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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