70th Annual Orchid Show Highlights

Flower Garden ( Hardin ng mga Bulaklak) Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines

Philippine Orchid Society members and officers

Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos -Del Monte, Philippines CEO & Senator Cynthia A. Villar

The Philippine Orchid Society in cooperation with Quezon Cityhall, Quezon Memorial Circle administration, Department of Tourism , Department of Agriculture   with sponsorship from Del Monte- Philippines, Pioneer Epoxy , Allied Botanical Corporation had opened the 70th annual orchid and garden show at the Flower Garden ( Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ) within Quezon Memorial Circle.

registration area

l-r Mrs. Susan Lee , Senator Cynthia A. Villar , Mr. Kelvin Niel Manubay Jr. and Mr. Joselito Campos Jr.

Guests of honor includes Senator Cynthia A. Villar , Mr. Joselito Campos Jr. ( Del Monte -Philippines ) Dra. Elenita S. Binay , Quezon city government and officers of other plant societies .

Quezon Cityhall lancaster band

l-r Ms. Dory Fadriquela together with Senator Cynthia A. Villar and Mr. Joselito Campos Jr.  .

group photo

Allied Botanical Corporation booth is one of the most photographed exhibit at the 70th annual orchid and garden show . It showcase most of the company products such as flowering annuals and vegetables . The company also won 2nd place in ornamental plant landscape competition. 


Senator Cynthia Villar

Senator Cynthia A Villar is one of the guests of honor at the show . She said ” Greeting , First of All , Thanks you very much to the Philippine Orchid Society for inviting me once again to attend this yearly event . I consider myself na suki na dito sa taunang orchid and garden show. and as before , I am very happy to be here with all of you once again.

Ms. Miles Hilario

Ms. Miles Hilario won the first place in freestyle flower arrangement with the emphasis on orchid flowers. She is a member of Floral Designer’s Circle of the Philippines .

Architect Bimbo Vergara

Architect Bimbo Vergara won 3rd place in the ornamental plant landscaping competition . He also took home the ” Best Ornamental Plant ” of the 70th annual orchid and garden show .

induction of officers

Newly elected officers were inducted by Senator Cynthia Villar and took their oath of office . They have a tenure from 2016 to 2017 when the next Philippine Orchid Society elections will take place.

group photo

Ms. Vangie Go , Ana Ruth Purificacion -Conde , Mr.Manuel Lee and Mrs. Susan Lee,   Architect Bimbo Vergara , Ms. Miles Hilario took home several prizes and awards.

Fortune Catering Services

Fortune Catering Services was the official caterer of the event. They started to cater various events and functions of plant societies since last year . The lechon was sponsored by Philippine Bonsai Society . The meal that the catering had provided was already an early evening meal.

For those who wanted to avail of their catering services , the minimum is 55 people at Php 300 per head or Php 16,500. They are based in Makati .

Contact Person : Mr. Eric Ang

Contact Details : 254-9686 /254-97-03

(0998-5365597)

Email :ericang1019@yahoo.com

Interesting Landscapes at the Flora Filipina 2015 Expo

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines

Orchid Landscape Winners

3rd Place Ms. Evangeline B. ” Vangie ” Go

The landscape used old capiz window panels and driftwoods as part of the landscape . White cattleyas, ferns , Dendrobium spectabile from Papua New Guinea , Solomon islands, Irian Jaya of Indonesia  , Dendrobium sanderae and Grammatophyllum multiflorum variety citrinum  from the Philippines , mutant dracena and ferns added different shades of  green and yellow tones to the landscape.

2nd Place- Purificacion Orchids and Ornamental Farm

This orchid landscape used Phalaenopsis orchid hybrids , Oncidium hybrids , Cattleya hybrids, Paphiopedilum hybrids  , Epidendrum hybrids . Fixtures includes wooden door , steel  frame, adobe stones, pebbles ,  old soft drink bottles.

1st Place -Susan and Manuel Lee

The orchid landscape had Dendrobium hybrids, Cattleya hybrids , Phalaenopsis hybrids, Vanda hybrids , Paphiopedilum hybrids with some native orchid species like Dendrobium uniflorum, Dendrobium sanderae , Grammatophyllum multiflorum variety citrinum , Trichoglottis rosea, Trichoglottis latisepala , native asplenium .

Ornamental Landscape Winners

3rd Place-Allied Botanical Corporation

Allied Botanical Corporation is one of the major seeds, fertilizers and fruit suppliers in the country .  The landscape exhibit showcases vegetable and fruit produce like water melon, gourd , red bell peppers, tomatoes , lettuce , herbs ,  sunflowers, celosia ( cockcomb )  , petunia , sorghum, marigold flowers among others.  ( together in the photo: Ms. Dhory Fadriquela )

Website: http://www.alliedbotanical.com/

2nd Place : Professor Juan ” Johnny ” Lim

Professor Johnny Lim won several coveted awards for his bonsai trees .

1st Place: Mr. Fred Salud , Mr. Tata Montilla and ” Late” Atty. Pepito Mercado

The landscape exhibit was created by Mr. Fred Salud together with Mr. Tata Montilla using the collection of cactus and succulents of the late  Atty. Pepito Mercado who died just last January 2015. This is some sort of a tribute exhibit. Surprisingly, this landscape exhibit won the grand prize for the ” Best Ornamental Landscape Exhibit ” and ” ” Best Ornamental Plant in the Show “

Here are some of the noteworthy landscape exhibits in orchids and ornamental plant category.

Mr. Manuel and Ms. Susan Lee – bahay kubo ( nipa hut)  inspired landscape

Philippine Orchid Society community booth

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines

Philippine Bonsai Society

The landscape exhibit features collection of outstanding bonsai set in a gigantic metal frame

NVC Garden

old chairs as additional accent

Nigel Garden

Purificacion Orchids and Ornamental Plants

This is another orchid landscape exhibit which features native orchids and rare ornamental plants

Constel Nature Garden

Architect Bimbo Vergara

These are the terracotta pots which are part of the fixtures of the landscape exhibit which combines old windows, hardwood panels , cactus and succulents

Architect Bimbo Vergara exhibit

Malvarosa Orchids and Ornamental Farm

Mr. Jun Golamco and Mr. Mike Espeso

landscape exhibit  includes bromeliads, nepenthes and old drift woods.

Davao Orchid Society and Ms. Vicky Jimenez

Ms. Doreen Dofitas

Ms. Doreen Dofitas exhibit incorporated tillandsias, bromeliads , aglaonema , philodendron , ornamental plants and old logs.

Ms. Alily Galo and Mrs. Baby Alarcon

Dr. Olivia Sanchez

Dr. Olivia Sanchez from Laguna had a wide variety of ornamental plants on display . gerberas, tillandsias, bromeliads , oncidium, dendrobium, cattleya hybrids and vanda lamellata are neatly arranged

Mabuhay Orchids and Ornamental Plant Farm

Phalaenopsis schilleriana

Mr. Mando Cruz

Mr. Mando Cruz landscape is modern design and the use of steel and recycled materials makes this exhibit a stand-out.

Mr. Mando Cruz

Aztec-goddess

a crowd drawer is the naked aztec-like goddess.

red and black ants climbing up the narra tree

Note: All photos were taken by the author

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