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Chadwick & Son Orchids Inc

Chadwick & Son Orchids Inc Virginia's largest retail orchid nursery! www.chadwickorchids.com Founded in 1989, Chadwick’s is Virginia's largest retail orchid nursery.

The greenhouses are located on 18 acres in rural Powhatan County with two retail stores in Richmond - 203 N Belmont Ave in the Museum District and 1125 Gaskins Rd in the West End. You will be amazed at the selection of blooming plants and we board over 13,000 orchids for clients. Our Orchid of the Month program is popular and we deliver or ship gift plants and arrangements nearly every day. We welcome your questions!

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An original plant of C trianaei ‘A C Burrage’ AM/AOS as awarded in 1939 and named after the first President of the Ameri...
01/30/2023

An original plant of C trianaei ‘A C Burrage’ AM/AOS as awarded in 1939 and named after the first President of the American Orchid Society, Albert Burrage.

The many shades of C trianaei is one of its best traits. Shown is an un-named concolor variety.
01/29/2023

The many shades of C trianaei is one of its best traits. Shown is an un-named concolor variety.

Despite its controversial name, Blc Imelda Marcos ‘Brighton’ (Golden Sands x Ermine) from 1979 is a stunner.
01/28/2023

Despite its controversial name, Blc Imelda Marcos ‘Brighton’ (Golden Sands x Ermine) from 1979 is a stunner.

One of Stewart’s late accomplishments -B Little Stars (nodosa x cordata) from 1983.
01/27/2023

One of Stewart’s late accomplishments -B Little Stars (nodosa x cordata) from 1983.

One of the most beautiful semi-albas and an excellent breeder plant is C Kittiwake ‘Brilliance’ AM/ODC (Brussels x Luege...
01/26/2023

One of the most beautiful semi-albas and an excellent breeder plant is C Kittiwake ‘Brilliance’ AM/ODC (Brussels x Luegeae) from 1948. It’s only award is from the short lived Orchid Digest Corporation judging program.

Now 95 years old, Blc Orange Glory ‘Worrell’ AM/AOS (Bc Heatonensis x Lc Elinor) continues to thrill crowds with its int...
01/25/2023

Now 95 years old, Blc Orange Glory ‘Worrell’ AM/AOS (Bc Heatonensis x Lc Elinor) continues to thrill crowds with its intense color.

One of the best clear yellow Goldenzelle varieties, it’s ‘High Noon’ (Fortune x C Horace) from 1982. No award to date.
01/24/2023

One of the best clear yellow Goldenzelle varieties, it’s ‘High Noon’ (Fortune x C Horace) from 1982. No award to date.

The beginning of Meghan Markle season - whites, pinks, and these yellows. Blc Meghan Markle (Bouton D’Or x C trianaei) f...
01/23/2023

The beginning of Meghan Markle season - whites, pinks, and these yellows. Blc Meghan Markle (Bouton D’Or x C trianaei) from 2019.

The tongue-twisting, historic stud, C trianaei ‘Clinkaberryana’, which honors the head grower of Charles Roebling’s esta...
01/22/2023

The tongue-twisting, historic stud, C trianaei ‘Clinkaberryana’, which honors the head grower of Charles Roebling’s estate, H T Clinkaberry.

A recently awarded Circle of Life cross - Pot Adria Marie Sheth ‘Chadwick’ HCC/AOS (Slc Circle of Life x Blc Malworth) f...
01/20/2023

A recently awarded Circle of Life cross - Pot Adria Marie Sheth ‘Chadwick’ HCC/AOS (Slc Circle of Life x Blc Malworth) from 2015.

One of the great purple studs - Lc Bonanza ‘Vesuvius’ AM/AOS (Prospector x Cavalese) from 1949.
01/19/2023

One of the great purple studs - Lc Bonanza ‘Vesuvius’ AM/AOS (Prospector x Cavalese) from 1949.

A very early FCC/AOS purple, Lc Areca ‘Model’ (General Maude x C Enid), registered by Stuart Low in 1922.
01/18/2023

A very early FCC/AOS purple, Lc Areca ‘Model’ (General Maude x C Enid), registered by Stuart Low in 1922.

American Orchid Society awards of the 1960’s and 1970’s were hand typed on 5” x 7” pieces of paper then framed by their ...
01/17/2023

American Orchid Society awards of the 1960’s and 1970’s were hand typed on 5” x 7” pieces of paper then framed by their owners.

A very rare color form of C quadricolor - splash petal. Let’s make some crosses!
01/16/2023

A very rare color form of C quadricolor - splash petal. Let’s make some crosses!

Priscilla Presley will be pleased to know that her namesake orchid was just given an Award of Merit from the American Or...
01/14/2023

Priscilla Presley will be pleased to know that her namesake orchid was just given an Award of Merit from the American Orchid Society - Lc Priscilla Presley ‘Beverly Hills’ AM/AOS (Bonanza x Altesse).

A big floppy sixties hybrid found in many semi-albas today - C Memoria Maggie Hood (Aconcagua x Enid).
01/13/2023

A big floppy sixties hybrid found in many semi-albas today - C Memoria Maggie Hood (Aconcagua x Enid).

From the First Lady series, it’s Lc Michelle Obama ‘First Lady’ (Mini Purple x C trianaei) from 2008, now with 5 flowers...
01/12/2023

From the First Lady series, it’s Lc Michelle Obama ‘First Lady’ (Mini Purple x C trianaei) from 2008, now with 5 flowers.

Percivaliana season brings out all the varieties including this rare coerulea, ‘Undine’ HCC/AOS, in triplicate.
01/11/2023

Percivaliana season brings out all the varieties including this rare coerulea, ‘Undine’ HCC/AOS, in triplicate.

When it comes to First Lady namesakes, Lc Betty Ford (Barbara’s Delight x Nigrescent) is unsurpassed in both magnitude a...
01/10/2023

When it comes to First Lady namesakes, Lc Betty Ford (Barbara’s Delight x Nigrescent) is unsurpassed in both magnitude and vigor. Shown is ‘York’ AM/AOS.

First bloom seedlings - C Eileen Patterson x C quadricolor. Good shape, vigorous and long lasting.
01/09/2023

First bloom seedlings - C Eileen Patterson x C quadricolor. Good shape, vigorous and long lasting.

One of the highlights of 1913 in the orchid world was this big yellow Brasso, Blc The Baroness (Bc Mrs. J Leemann x Lc O...
01/09/2023

One of the highlights of 1913 in the orchid world was this big yellow Brasso, Blc The Baroness (Bc Mrs. J Leemann x Lc Ophir), from Bruno Schroder.

The ground breaking Slc Hazel Boyd ‘Debbie’ AM/AOS (California Apricot x Jewel Box) from 1975.
01/08/2023

The ground breaking Slc Hazel Boyd ‘Debbie’ AM/AOS (California Apricot x Jewel Box) from 1975.

My father’s favorite C trianaei bloomed every New Year’s Eve for 50 years. He called it, ‘Party Time’.
01/06/2023

My father’s favorite C trianaei bloomed every New Year’s Eve for 50 years. He called it, ‘Party Time’.

This big yellow is named after the company founder’s daughter - Blc Anne Link (Bouton Glory x Imelda Marcos) from 2006.
01/05/2023

This big yellow is named after the company founder’s daughter - Blc Anne Link (Bouton Glory x Imelda Marcos) from 2006.

One of the great purple studs of all time - C Horace ‘Maxima’ AM/AOS (trianaei x Woltersiana) from 1938 by the Belgian f...
01/04/2023

One of the great purple studs of all time - C Horace ‘Maxima’ AM/AOS (trianaei x Woltersiana) from 1938 by the Belgian firm, Flandria.

From the First Lady collection, it’s the orange form of Blc Melania Trump (C Bold Swan x Chia Lin) from 2016.
01/03/2023

From the First Lady collection, it’s the orange form of Blc Melania Trump (C Bold Swan x Chia Lin) from 2016.

What looks like a nasty case of color break virus is actually an unusual pattern in the sepals and petals. This is Fenne...
01/02/2023

What looks like a nasty case of color break virus is actually an unusual pattern in the sepals and petals. This is Fennell’s famous C trianaei ‘Jungle Feather’ JC/AOS.

01/01/2023
C trianaei alba with 20 Flowers

Happy New Year from all of us at Chadwick’s. May all your C trianaei’s have 20 flowers. Shown is the fine alba, ‘Joe’.

It’s hard to believe that this primary hybrid dates back to the 1940s. Bc Maikai (B nodosa x C bowringiana).
12/31/2022

It’s hard to believe that this primary hybrid dates back to the 1940s. Bc Maikai (B nodosa x C bowringiana).

A nice grouping of C trianaei and all divisions of the lovely ‘Narrow Lip’.
12/30/2022

A nice grouping of C trianaei and all divisions of the lovely ‘Narrow Lip’.

A nice grouping of our stud, C trianaei ‘Powhatan’.
12/29/2022

A nice grouping of our stud, C trianaei ‘Powhatan’.

Armacost’s great semi-alba stud, Lc Persepolis ‘Splendor’ AM/AOS (C Kittiwake x Pegi Mayne) from 1973.
12/28/2022

Armacost’s great semi-alba stud, Lc Persepolis ‘Splendor’ AM/AOS (C Kittiwake x Pegi Mayne) from 1973.

This historic white, C Barbara Billingsley ‘Orchidhaven’ FCC/AOS (Mandanae x trianaei) from 1946, honors the actress who...
12/27/2022

This historic white, C Barbara Billingsley ‘Orchidhaven’ FCC/AOS (Mandanae x trianaei) from 1946, honors the actress who would later star in “Leave It to Beaver.”

A small number of C quadricolors open their petals fully. Shown is the fine variety, ‘Jose Marti’.
12/26/2022

A small number of C quadricolors open their petals fully. Shown is the fine variety, ‘Jose Marti’.

Hope Santa brought everyone a pedigree cattleya. Shown is Lc Betty Ford ‘York’ AM/AOS (Barbara’s Delight x Nigrescent) f...
12/25/2022

Hope Santa brought everyone a pedigree cattleya. Shown is Lc Betty Ford ‘York’ AM/AOS (Barbara’s Delight x Nigrescent) from 1982.

What looks like “buds just opening” is actually “full bloom” for most C quadricolors - an endearing trait of the species...
12/24/2022

What looks like “buds just opening” is actually “full bloom” for most C quadricolors - an endearing trait of the species.

Here’s what happens when a plant is not repotted promptly - Lc Ann Romney (Jane Dane x Shellie Compton).
12/23/2022

Here’s what happens when a plant is not repotted promptly - Lc Ann Romney (Jane Dane x Shellie Compton).

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1240 Dorset Road
Powhatan, VA
23139

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

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(804) 598-7560

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Founded in 1989, Chadwick’s is Virginia's largest retail orchid nursery. The greenhouses are located on 18 acres in rural Powhatan County and retail store is right behind the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond’s Museum District. We are currently boarding 13,000 orchids for clients and there is always a great selection of blooming plants at both our locations. The Orchid of the Month Club is wildly popular and we deliver or ship gift plants and arrangements every day. Please stop by with friends or a bus full of enthusiasts.

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This orchid is 55 to 60 years old and came fro South Fl area. Plant is over 2 ft tall not including the pot, flowers 5 inches tall and 4 inches wide. This was a friends orchid who died and his Mom gave it to him as a young man and it hooked him on growing orchids. He was in his late 80's when he died in 2018. His wife gifted me the plant to remember him by. He always said it was species but I have my doubts. You are into the older catts, can you help with an ID? Oh, it tested virus free.
You said in your newsletter to put our orchids outside for the summer. Here are some of mine in a previous year’s summer vacation in the dogwood tree. Almost time for another summer tree vacation.😊
Top Fan of this FB Page awesome pic! Thanks for all of your posts!
Absolutely stunning Orchids.
Lots of baby catts await planting
Oh my god so wonderful to see you guys on Sunday Morning!!
I just discovered you and your store through a WaPo article. I live north of DC in Germantown MD and am making a plan to come down and visit your two locations in a week or two. Have loved orchids all my life (aunt/uncle bred them in a greenhouse) and started collecting seriously in 2017. Currently have over 60+ of all varieties. Thank you for what you do! Cannot wait to check out your shop!
Lovely!
Am making my Christmas list...do you still offer The Orchid of the Month Club?
Hi Mr Chadwick, it was good to meet you yesterday. Really enjoyed touring the greenhouses and scoring my very own Michelle Obama First Lady cattleya orchid! Hopefully some of the other 102,000 followers of Orchids of the World will someday get the chance!
LOVELY PLANTS, GENTLEMEN! US ORCHID NUTS GOTTA STICK TOGETHER!
Saw a great story on you last night here on a local NPR station, but the sound wasn't great. Can I order and what is the process?
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