Plants are the new pets. For some, they’re sending their orchids to an expert, where the blooms can get special care. CBS Evening News Steve Hartman explains.
Founded in 1989, Chadwick’s is Richmond’s premier orchid supplier. There are two locations: the greenhouses are located on 18 acres in rural Powhatan County, and the retail store in the heart of Richmond’s museum district.
Chadwick’s has selections of rare, heirloom, and vintage blooming orchids available year-round.
Chadwick & Son Orchids Inc was founded by long time orchid hobbyist Art A. Chadwick, and his wife, Anne, of Wilmington, DE, and their son, Arthur E. Chadwick, who purchased 18 acres of farmland in rural Powhatan County and built the first redwood greenhouse. During the following year, another greenhouse was added. Before long, there were nine greenhouses and many devoted employees.
The early success of the company can be traced to Art Sr., who had been growing orchids since 1945, and provided invaluable cultural and hybridizing experience. Art Chadwick’s many Cattleya hybrids adorn the pages of orchid magazines worldwide and he continues to be a regular feature writer for the American Orchid Society. Visitors enjoy the personalized tours of the greenhouses where they often bring friends and neighbors and “make a day of it”. They are always amazed at the enormity of the boarding operation where more than 13,000 plants are currently being grown for customers.
The sales area offers the largest selection of blooming orchid plants in the area, and our knowledgeable staff can answer the most challenging cultural questions.
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