Dick Wells has been growing orchids since 1954, when his wife gave him two orchids for Valentine's Day. Dick, along with his wife, Sandy, started Hilltop Orchids in 1991.Dick has been an American Orchid Society orchid judge since 1998.
Hilltop Orchids has won over 78 national awards, the prestigious W.W. Wilson award and multiple HCC, AM, AQ and FCC designations. Many of the awarded plants are from Hilltop's own breeding program.
My ex suggested adding some living things to my house. So when my family was headed for a wine tasting at an orchid greenhouse, it was a perfect opportunity to select living things for my abode.
Dick, the owner couldn't be more down to earth. AND he knows his orchids! This is a great place to spend an afternoon looking at cool plants! Jason L., Chicago
Hilltop is featured in this episode of Ask the Designer