64th Mid-Year Orchid Show

Manila Seedling Bank Foundation  , Quezon City -Philippines

poster of the event

The Philippine Orchid Society or simply known as  (POS), country’s premier orchid club, held its 64th Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show in line with their 64th Anniversary at the Manila Seedling Bank  Foundation compound in EDSA corner  Quezon Avenue ,  Quezon City  from August 12 to 23, 2010.  The exclusive opening ceremonies  held last August 12, 2010 was open to members, distinguished guests, affiliated garden societies , media and sympathizers.

Quezon City -Vice Mayor Ms. Joy Belmonte , Mr. Chito Bertol-Manager of Manila Seedling Bank Foundation  , Mr. Modesto Manglicmot and Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe were among the prominent guests of honor  present during the ribbon cutting ceremony

Dubbed with the theme “Protecting Our Orchids from Climate Change”, the show focused on the conservation and protection of our Philippine orchid species. It also featured the best orchid blooms of the season set in landscaped exhibits executed by the country’s top orchid collectors and landscapers.

First place winner of ” Best Orchid Landscape”  by Mr. Rap Eugenio , Ms. Mary Ann-Wu , Dr. Jay Silvestre and Mrs. Rosie Santos

Second place winner ” Orchid Landscape ”  – Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion- Conde and Mrs. Corazon Purificacion

Dr. Hernando B. Perez – Malvarosa Orchid – Third place winner ” Orchid Landscape exhibit” with colorful arrays of cattleyas, vandas,  native huts , ferns , dendrobium orchids


Mr. Vic de Rona of Lugar La Huerta won  ” First Place ornamental landscape exhibit


Constel Nature  Landscape of Mr. Constacio Basis won second place in the ornamental landscape exhibit


Professor Serapion Metilla – Mett’s Plant Art won third place in the ornamental landscape exhibit

The overall show chair of this mid-year show is Mrs. Mary Ann Castillo -Wu. The guest of honor during the show is Ms. Joy Belmonte -Vice Mayor of Quezon City ,  Mr. Lucito Bertol , prominent members various horticultural societies , media and members of  the Philippine Orchid Society.

There were about 50 commercial ” flea market ” style stalls within the MSBF compound aside from the hundreds of plant stalls within the compound.

( left) Best Vandaceous Alliance – Vanda Gordon Drillon X Vanda Dr. Anek exhibited by Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion- Conde and Mrs. Corazon Purificacion

parent of this orchid hybrid may be traced back its origin from our native Vanda ” Euanthe ” sanderiana and a cross between  a Thai species.

Star of the 2010 mid-year show

The pinkish colored

( right) – Vanda sanderiana owned by Dr. Jay Silvestre – ”  Best Vanda sanderiana

” Best Other Genera -Sympodial Orchid ” and ” Best Cultured Orchid Plant” won by the mother and daughter tandem of Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion- Conde and Mrs. Corazon Purificacion  – Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis


” Best Philippine Hybrid ” – LC. Annette Castro “Dainty” exhibitor  Malvarosa Orchid of Atty. Hernando Perez – This cattleya hybrid was bred in the country and was registered in Royal Horticultural Society in London .

“Best Phalaenopsis ” Phalaenopsis Zuma’s Pixie ” Taida Little Cutie ” exhibited by Mrs. Rosie Santos

The event started with a ribbon cutting ceremony, awarding of the winners in their respective categories like ” Best Orchid Landscape Design ” , ” Best Orchid in Show ” , ” Best Ornamental Landscape Design ” , ” Best Philippine Orchid Species” , ” Best Cattleya ” , ” Best in Show” among others. After the awarding ceremonies , strong afternoon monsoon rain poured prompting some invited guest to leave the place. Light afternoon cocktail was served .

” Best Cattleya ” Cattleya Pink Diamond – owned by Mrs. Mable Chua

Aside from the bragging rights , ribbons, awards, there is also a price money amounting to Php 10,000 for the ” Best Orchid Landscape Design ” winner and ” Best Orchid in Show”.

Note: all photos are courtesy of Mr. Art Serbio and Philippine Orchid Society

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