Arid and Aroids Colors Garden Show in Robinson’s Magnolia

Arid and Aroid Event Management in partnership with Robinson’s Magnolia and Manila Bulletin had presented to the general public “Colors Garden Show” a plant show which showcases landscape exhibit, bazaar and among others.

This had been the main objective of the group not only showcasing rare plants and outstanding plants but leveling-up the horticultural industry to the international market.

Colors Garden Show in Robinson’s Magnolia

Robinson’s Magnolia is a forefront in promotion of fish, cat, dog, bonsai and other hobbies within their mall premises. This annual show hosted by Arid and Aroids had attracted record number of sellers, participants and quality exhibit. It was the place for plantitos, plantitas, halamoms and even batang halaman hobbyists to visit.

The general visitors and buyers came as far as Iloilo, Fairview, Antipolo, Bulacan,Pampanga, Valenzuela, Novaliches, Cavite and within New Manila, Quezon City.

Minimum health standard and protocols were met by the organizers. There was a BIG Sale of rare plants last February 13, 2021, one day before Valentine’s Day. It was dubbed BIG SCAM SALE! Among the big plant on sale were Anthurium veitchii and Anthurium regale

There were new varieties of Aglaonemas, Crotons ( San Francisco), Caladiums, Bromeliad, Philodendron, Dischidias, Cacti, Succulents, Anthuriums, Begonias, a whole lot of imported aroids and variegated sansevieria .

Well-known celebrities like Ms. Aubrey Miles, Robinson’s Magnolia officials and selected guests were there during the grand opening.

Sellers

Among the short list of sellers included Tres lola’s, Lots cactus garden, Crazy hardenera, Hardin ni wowa, Benguet, blooms&spikes, Cali’s living obsessions.

Sanseviera Boncel variegated types are again a big shoo-in again for collectors and ordinary hobbyists.

Overall, The mood was very festive and despite the quarantine restrictions, people still lined-up and bought practically anything they can find at the booth. Again, My heartfelt ” Congratulations” to the Arid and Aroids Team for the wonderful experience at the show.

Aroids Festival 2020 at Resort’s World

Aroids Festival 2020 gala night opening was magnificent showcasing several rare varieties, cultivars and different kinds of plants that were on display.

Newport plaza area

The Newport mall plaza was transformed into a mini garden oasis with hundreds of beautiful plants and supplies.

The festival was cooperation with Resort’s World and Newport Mall management in Pasay City.

Mr. Boyet Ganigan, Mr. Emil Yap III among others

There will be stalls selling hard to find plants, pots, potting media, fertilizers, lectures during the duration of the show.

A premium -Anthuriums and Philodendron

Aroids Festival Gala Night 2020

Alcantarea imperialis, Alcantarea imperialis “maroon” and Alcantarea odorata and other bromeliad family on display along with Christmas tree at Newport plaza mall

Plantitos, plantitas,halamoms, plantiquarians and plant enthusiasts would be happy to know that the aroids festival 2020 is one of the biggest aroid and plant show organized since the lock down.

huperzia and tassel ferns

Hard to find and anthurium, aroids, philodendrons, bromeliads, huperzia

Celebrities

Among the long list of celebrity personalities who attended the gala night on November 21 were Plant Daddy of Cebu, Direct Tots, Mr. Emil Yap III of Manila Bulletin, Ms. Gretchen Fullido, Mr. Troy and Aubrey Miles Montero among others.

The festival will run until November 30, 2020 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and is open to the general public.

Note: photos courtesy of Mr. Lebon Ong and Director Tots

All Plant Show at Evia Lifestyle Center

Philippine Nurserymen Association in collaboration with Arid and Aroids Event Management, Philippine Bonsai Society Inc., Succulent Club of the Philippines, Plant Hatter,Succulent and Spikes and Plantaholic Garden among others will be part of the ” All Plant Show” at the Atrium area, Evia Lifestyle CenterDaang Hari, Almanza Dos, Las Piñas, Metro Manila from February 28 to March 1, 2020.

There are no entrance fees during the 3-day event and the general public is invited to attend the series of talks, lectures, workshops, plant sale ! The show opens from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm during mall hours.

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All Plant Show

Special plants on display were Aloes, Cacti, Bonsai, Aroids, Flowering Plants, Orchids, Bromeliads, Tillandsias and others.

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Schedule of Daily Talks and Demonstration

February 29, 2020

SATURDAY 1:00 pm – #TeamCrush headed by Dran Dreb Macam and Mark Eleazar, 2:00pm – Terrarium Making by Mr. Christian Dela Cruz of House of Thorns 4:00pm – Aloe Culture and Breeding by Mr. Boyet Ganigan of Arid and Aroids, 5:00 pm-7:00pm – Succulent Forms and Update – by Succulent Club of the PH and Masitera 7:00pm – Plantscape Lecture and Exhibit by Mr. Marion Dela Cruz of Plantaholic

March 1, 2020

SUNDAY 2:00pm – Bonsai 101 4:00pm – Bonsai for Kids by Cavite Bonsai Club, Southern Manila Bonsai Club and Cavite Bonsai and Suiseki Society  6:00pm – ArteKultura by Ms.Jan Veran dela Cruz of My Piece of Earth

Contact Person : Ms. Savanna Lamsen ( 0915-775-5755)

Note: Schedule of daily talks and demonstration were subject to change without prior notification from the organizers of the event. It will also depend on the availability of the resource speaker.

Chinese Calligraphy at the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Chinese calligraphy experts, enthusiasts, students were treated to one day demonstration and art exhibit at the exhibition hall of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Muelle de Binondo street in Binondo, Manila.

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Filipino-Chinese calligraphers

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Federation of Filipino -Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. building

The one day event was well-attended, teachers, students from well-known Filipino-Chinese schools like Saint Jude Catholic School, Saint Stephen, Philippine Cultural College, Hope Christian School, Grace Christian College among others were on hand at the opening.

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Saint Jude Catholic School students grade 9 and 11

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Chinese Calligraphy

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stage area

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Master Chua Hu Hua

I also met Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus, Master Chua Hu Hua and Mr. Dewey Tan among others were at the exhibition hall of the building.

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Mr. Dewey Tan

The federation members also have a room with hundreds of grocery bags to be donated to the victims of taal volcano eruption.

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donations

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There were also a mini-bonsai exhibit from the personal collection of Master Chua Hu Hua– who is also a bonsai artist.

To cap the opening of calligraphy exhibition, a sumptuous lunch buffet was also prepared by the organizers.

RetroCon at Fisher Mall

Retro Convention (RetroCon) held a 3 day trade fair, exhibit and program from November 15 to 17, 2019 at the Fisher Mall in Quezon City.

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crowd and table bourse

Unlike in the previous RetroCon at the Lucky Chinatown Mall, There were more table bourse sellers and participants at the convention. There were life size superman, Voltes-V ,wonder woman among others.

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retrocon neon signage

RetroCon at Fisher Mall

There were on the spot raffle, contest, live entertainment, retro music, m and lots of items to see at the site.

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greek universe

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Voltes V

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live program

Unlike other pop culture or trade exhibits in other parts of the metropolis, There is no entrance fees at the convention.

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vinyl records and cassette tapes for sale

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Krazy Kyle Gianan- Pinoy Picker’s booth

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Krazy Kyle Gianan

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banknotes

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toys and magazines for sale

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anime dolls and toys

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tin trucks

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Mac Kolektibolz

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coins, banknotes, old photos, cameras, telephones and posters

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old Php 1.00 coin ( Pilipino series 1972 to 1974) for Php 35 each and coins (Php 10.00) each.

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tomica toy cars

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different kinds of toys and dolls for sale

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Jerry’s life size statues on display

It was a wonderful experience roaming around the convention and chatting along with the table bourse sellers and organizers of the event.

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