The plants, cultivated by Chadwick himself, were a specialized breeding of the hybrid Cattleya Mini Purple and the species Cattleya trianaei to create a new variety that would be known as Cattleya Michelle Obama. The orchids were to be presented as a gift to Obama, the 14th consecutive First Lady to have a cattleya orchid named in her honor.
Welcome to Chadwick & Son Orchids Inc!
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 is in the heart of Richmond’s museum district.
Visit Chadwick’s and you will be amazed at the selection of rare, heirloom, and vintage blooming orchids available year-round. Consider us your one stop shop for plants, gifts, supplies, and a friendly staff ready to answer any of your orchid questions. Can’t make it to one of our locations? Browse our online shop!