The 64th annual Orchid and Garden show kicked off last February 25, 2010 within the Manila Seedling Bank Foundation compound while the landscaped exhibits , orchid and plant competitions were held at the nearby Greenhouse #2 site of major plant and horticultural exhibits.
After several unconfirmed venue sites like those at the Sunken garden within the Quezon City Hall grounds, Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City – Ugarte fields , Makati Park , Makati Cityhall grounds , The orchid society board decided on the last minute to move the venue of the show back to Quezon City.
64th annual orchid show poster
This marked the return of the Philippine Orchid Society annual show at the Manila Seedling Bank compound after almost 14 years ! The show theme focus on climate change, Hence the annual theme , “Protecting our Orchid Species from Climate Change.”
This event is expected to enhance interest in the orchid culture. Thus, it has been the tradition of the Society provide awareness, appreciation and knowledge in the field of orchidology, and with this inspire Filipinos to value and conserve Philippine orchid species and create improved hybrids. There are about 50 commercial ” flea market style ” stalls selling various ornamental plants, orchids, pots, seeds.
Guests of honor included Umagang Kay Ganda host Ms. Bernadette Sembrano- Aguinaldo , Manila Seedling Bank Foundation – General Manager Mr. Lucito Bertol and Dr. Helen Valmayor of UPLB an authority on Philippine orchids.
In addition, the Society aims to be at the forefront in raising the level of awareness and appreciation of its members and orchid enthusiasts alike, in the rich and diverse Philippines orchid flora.
BLC. Chia Lin a Cattleya inter-generic hybrid
The orchid show is also being held to mark the beginning of the blooming season of the Phalaenopsis (butterfly orchids) and Dendrobium species such as Dendrobium anosmum or Sanggumay .
Malvarosa Orchid – Best Orchid landscape exhibit
Big winner in the” Best Orchid Landscape exhibit ” category is Malvarosa Orchids and ” Best Orchid in Show ” was a big specimen -sized orchid known as Grammatophyllum multiflorum.
Among the newly released orchid hybrid was a yellow colored BLC variety an orchid named after the former Department of Agriculture Secretary Mr. Arthur Yap .
Best ornamental landscape exhibit winner
Winner for “Best Ornamental Landscape exhibit” went to Mr. Vic de Rona a bonsai plant collector with a store within the Manila Seedling Bank compound.
There was also a landscape exhibit with a lot of yellow flowering orchids , plants and yellow ribbons on display purposely celebrating the 24th anniversary of the EDSA People Power .
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