The Drew Mathieson Center
The Drew Mathieson Center for Horticultural and Agricultural Technology is one of Western Pennsylvania’s premier educational greenhouses. The daily operation and production of specialty crops — including the greenhouse’s signature plant, the Phalaenopsis orchid, hydroponically grown vegetables, and other seasonal crops — not only contributes to our unique combination of education and enterprise but to the diverse learning experiences afforded to our adult career training students.
The Drew Mathieson Center is the home for BTC’s Horticulture Technology major and offers an applied learning experience for students aspiring to careers in landscaping, design, retail or wholesale floral, greenhouse operations and other “green” industries. The students learn in a real “green industry” environment that grows boutique quality Phalaenopsis orchids year-round. We also seasonally produce Poinsettias, Hydrangeas, perennial Hibiscus, and a variety of annuals, ferns, and herbs for wholesale in Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities. Proceeds from these sales support Manchester Bidwell’s programs.
If you are interested in purchasing our product wholesale, please contact Carol Kenny-Martin at 412-323-4000 Ext. 500.
If you are interested in retail purchases, please call the Manchester Bidwell gift shop at 412-323-4000 Ext. 304.