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Schedule of Seminars, Lectures and Workshop at the 72nd Annual Orchid and Bonsai Show

The Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Quezon City government, Quezon City Memorial Circle administration, Villar Sipag Foundation, Manila Bulletin presents to the visiting public the 72nd annual orchid and bonsai show daily lectures.  Aside from the landscape exhibits, individual ornamental plant, orchid and bonsai plant in competition, There will be more than 60 plant commercial stalls and daily lectures, talks and workshop for those interested to learn new growing techniques.

Schedule of Daily Lectures, Workshop and Talks starts at 2:00 pm

March 9- Uncovering Juniper Mysteries – Master Ho Jan Lee

March 10 -New Trends in Flower Arrangements – Floral Designer’s Circle of the Philippines

March 11- Basic Orchid Care under Tropical Condition- Mr. Vicente Chin Jr.

March 12- Growing Phalaenopsis Orchid -Mrs.Corazon Purificacion

March 13- Growing Cattleya Orchids- Dr. Raymundo W. Lo

March 14- Growing Dendrobium Orchids- Mr. J.M. Lacandula

March 15- Urban Gardening -Allied Botanical Corporation

March 16- Art of Growing Bonsai -Mr. Romy Diño 

March 17-Growing Vandas and Selected Philippine Orchid Species- Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go

March 18- Popular Orchids for Orchid Enthusiasts- Mr. Andres Golamco Jr.

March 19- Challenges Encountered by Cactus and Succulents Hobbyists – Mr.Lino Rom

  • Note there are minimal entrance fees of Php 30 general public and Php 20 students and senior citizens with valid Id’s , Lecture , talks and workshop is part of the show.
  • Philippine Orchid Society Secretariat -Ms. Jenny F. Rivera ( Office Secretary ) 0917-848-54-69 and 957-35-24 ( Mondays to Saturdays 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
  • Exhibit and Commercial booths opens at 8:00 am to 6:00pm

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List of Big Winners at HortiKultura Filipina 2018 Show

Philippine Horticultural Society in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon City Memorial Circle administration , Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture with sponsors like Del Monte Philippines, MDS Godspeed Exhibit Company, Uratex , Manila Bulletin, San Miguel , NutriAsia, King Louis , East West Seed Company, Allied Botanical Corporation, Harbest Agriculture Company among others had extended the exhibit and trade fair for a few more days.

There will be a few days extension for those planning buy plants for valentine’s day and chinese new year like cacti, succulents, flowering orchids , green foliage plants which are auspicious during this season.

Here are the list of the potted plant winners

1. Best in Aroids – Variegated
Anthurium “White & Green”
by Kenneth Cruz;

2. Best in Cycads – Dioon Edule by
Prof. Serapion Metilla

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3. Best in Bromeliads – Bromeliad
Species by Mac Pagsolingan;

4. Best in Ferns & Fern Allies –
Asplenium Nidus by Lardy Abundo;


5. Best in Orchids – Bulbophyllum by
Ruth Conde


Schefflera tupidanthus “variegated” 

6. Best in Variegated and Mutants –
Schefflera Tupidanthus by Dankin’s

7. Best in Foliage – Ginger Alpinia
Regosa by Yuyung La’O

8. Best in Phil. Native Species –
Coelogyne Pandurata by Ruth Conde

9. Best in Cacti – Mamillaria Bocasana
cv “Fred” by Boyet Ganigan;

10. Best in Succulents – Adenia
Venenata by Lily Ann Tan


“CSSPI Pres. Emeritus Adoracion
Bernabe Cup”
Winner: Lily Ann Tan

*BEST PLANT IN SHOW – Schefflera
Tupidanthus by Dankin’s Garden

Credit- List of plant posted from Philippine Horticultural Society FB page.

BIG Winner at the terrarium making contest at HortiKultura Filipina 2018

Mr. John Martin Palmiano emerged big winner at the recently concluded HortiKultura Filipina 2018 terrarium making contest.

This was announced during the last day of the show last sunday February 11, 2018. Aside from having the bragging rights, he was given certificate of award, cash prize of Php 10,000 .

He hails from Laguna province and traveled several hours just to enter his award winning terrarium complete with lights and owl made from recycled materials.

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Mr. John Martin Palmiano with his certificate of award at the QCX museum


5th International Gamefowl Festival 2018

The Most Exciting Gamefowl Festival of the Year. This event is supported bu International Gamefowl Breeders and Metro Manila Fancier Club.

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the 5th International Gamefowl Festival and Pigeon Pavilion will be held from January 12-14, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City

There will be game fowl auction, gamefowl shows, pigeon seminars , daily raffles and meet and greet nutrena Idols. There will be an entrance fees of Php 150 per head.

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32nd Annual Kadayawan Festival Schedule of Events

Kadayawan one o the biggest Agro-Industrial and cultural festivities will be held from August 1 to 31, 2017 – Floriculture Exhibit and Bahay Kubo contest will be held from August 4 to 11, 2017 .

Submission of plant entries will be on August 12 and Judging will be held on August 14, 2017 , formal opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies will be held on August 14, 2017.




RD Farm Vanilla and Cacao Plants Update

We have visited RD Farm several times , The name RD Farm stands for Reyes Despacio family surname . The first one was way back in 2012. For those looking for vanilla orchid cuttings and cacao sapling. This is one of the reputable farms to source your plants.

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For those who wanted to visit the farm , here are a few guidelines set by the proprietor . I got some friends who visited the farm last week and they were amazed with the number of vanilla orchid cuttings and other tree saplings.

Contact Person : Mr. Yet Reyes / ( 0998-2785644-SMART ) (0916-3130156 GLOBE)

Address: 10657 Demarces Village, 4031 Los Baños, Laguna,  Philippines


Department of Agriculture Schedule of Free Seminars

Department of Agriculture– Agriculture Training Institute will be hosting a series of free seminars. This will be held at  Serrano Hall , ATI Building , Elliptical Road , Diliman in Quezon City.

For more information , Please call 929-85-41 to 49 or visit the Website