Instructor: Barbara Schmidt

Barbara Schmidt
Barb Schmidt has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry and a teaching certificate in secondary science. She has been raising orchids for over 17 years, and her orchids have won a variety of awards, including first place ribbons at the Philadelphia Flower Show.

She is an active member of the American Orchid Society (AOS) and in 2021 was elected to the AOS Board of Trustees. She is also Vice-Chair of the AOS Education Committee and has spear-headed several projects involving children's education and orchids. In 2021, Barb received the AOS Certificate of Meritorious Achievement in Orchid Education.

Besides maintaining her website at www.basorchidcare.com, Barb is also a regular instructor for the New York Botanical Garden, the U.S. Botanic Gardens, and the Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts Program. In 2019, Barb re-published her first book in color, Orchid Care: For the Beginner Full Color Edition.


Classes by this instructor


Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Orchids are one of the most common houseplants in America. While this exotic flower is widely more...
223GAR213B 03/12 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Orchids are one of the most common houseplants in America. While this exotic flower is widely available, many do not know how to properly care for more...
222GAR213AO 11/14 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Schmidt
ONLINE