Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden ) Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines
Dr. Eduardo Quisumbing -father of Philippine Botany and founder of the Philippine Orchid Society
Landscaping competition had always been part of the orchid and garden shows since its inception in 1946 by Dr. Eduardo Quisumbing . Unlike other Asian countries which held their orchid shows inside malls, convention centers or enclosed stadium ( maybe due to their climate conditions) The Philippine Orchid Society continues the orchid show tradition by holding the event in an outdoor setting .
(Photo courtesy of Arkitekturang Filipino). With the impending SM management control of the current Philam Life Building and Theater compound , I hope that they should retain the lush gardens of the famed place.
Malvarosa Orchid and Ornamental Exhibit during the 64th Annual orchid and Garden Show held at the Manila Seedling Bank Greenhouse #2 held from February 25 to March 8, 2010
Since orchid shows venues are not permanent , Orchid shows had to move into several locations for the past 67 years. Among the previous venues were Victoria Garden renamed Aurora Garden in Intramuros , Wallace Field ( Luneta ) , Manila Zoo, Nayong Filipino .
L-R Mrs. Martha Rivilla, Mrs. Mariquet Lopez ( wife of the Vice President of the Philippines Hon. Fernando Lopez ) , Dr. Eduardo Quisumbing and Mr. Johnny Escobar -Opening of the Orchid show at the PhilamLife Building Garden circa late 1960’s
PhilamLife Garden in United Nations Avenue , Greenhills , SM Makati near Hotel Dusit Nikko , Magallanes Drive- Makati , Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife , Folks Arts Theater ( 50th anniversary in 1996) , ruins of San Ignacio Church in Intramuros ( Flora Filipina 2006 ) , Manila Seedling Bank greenhouse, Quezon City hall lagoon area and now at the Quezon Memorial Circle ( Hardin ng Bulaklak ) area.
Architect Bimbo Vergara and Atty. Cipriano Mercado on February 27, 2013 during the construction phase.
Architect Bimbo Vergara ornamental landscape exhibit
Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines executed by Architect Bimbo Vergara, Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie ” Canicula and Atty. Cirpriano Mercado
Orchid landscape exhibit of Ms. Erly Egargue and Ms. Lorna Latorre
vertical garden landscape exhibit with mini pond of Professor Serapion Metilla ( METTS Plant Arts and Supplies )
University of the Philippines- student of landscape architecture exhibit with Professor Serapion Metilla’s vertical landscape complement each other
Malvarosa Orchids and Ornamental landscape exhibit
semi-terete Vanda Josephine Van Brero hybrids were mounted on driftwood. Malvarosa Orchids and Ornamental Farm located in Malvar, Batangas also specializes in growing and selling this type of orchid varieties. Backyard growers would prefer growing this type of orchid hybrids in their garden landscape since they are hardy and can withstand full sun conditions ( when established ) flowers can last from 3 weeks up to 4 weeks in perfect conditions.
Professor Elias Banquillo and Mr. Rod Pagcatipunan, members of the Philippine Orchid Society admire the huge Grammatophyllum multiflorum with at least 1,000 flowers !
orchid landscape of Malvarosa Orchid
However quite a number of the flowers are already pollinated by carpenter bees . One visitor said ” Sayang hindi naka-abot sa judging , kundi baka nanalo ito ng ” Best Orchid ” or ” Best Cultured Orchid ” sa show” .
Delia’s Native Orchids and Plant landscape used old Capiz window panels , old glass windows and adobe blocks .
Third Place : Corazon Purificacion and Ana Ruth Purificacion -Conde orchid landscape exhibit
Second Place: Corazon Purificacion and Ana Ruth Purificacion – Conde orchid landscape exhibit
First Place : Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go ( won back to back title ) Best Ornamental landscape exhibit and Best Orchid landscape exhibit
Mr. Kelvin Niel Manubay , Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go and Mayor Ramon ” Mon” Ilagan of Cainta
Source: page 3 and page 6 Philippine Orchid Review magazine volume 14 1&2 60th anniversary issue
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