Horticulture 2014: Big Winners and Beautiful Landscape Display Exhibits

Tropical Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle, Diliman , Quezon City- Philippines

Arids and Aroids Landscape display exhibit

Mayor’s Cup-First Place ( Best in Landscape Display Exhibit)

Tandem of Mr. Boyet Ganigan, Dr. James Silvestre. They also won a trophy and Php 20,000 cash

Landscape Display Exhibit of Ms. Edna Felipe and Mrs. Remedios Rodis Santelices

Vice Mayor’s Cup- Second Place

The tandem won Php 15,000 cash and trophy

NVC Garden of Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula

Philippine Horticultural Society’s Incorporated – President ‘s Cup – Third Place

Mr. Noel ” Botchie ” Canicula won Php 10,000 cash and trophy

Luntiang Sining Landscape and Creative Arts by Ms. Norma Villanueva

Special Prize ( Merit Award)

King Louis Flower and Farm

Hall of Fame 

landscaped by Mr. Francis Gener

 The company is a domestic corporation duly registered with Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C) on October 25, 1983. It is primarily engaged in the production of various agricultural crops, to include various types of cut flowers, flowering pot plants, and flower bulbs.

At present, they are cultivating about 6 Hectares of covered are in various locations in La Trinidad, Benguet . Among the crops they are growing include: Spray Chrysanthemums, Roses, Liliums, Carnations, Gladiolas, Tulips, Hyacinths, Poinsettias, Potted Chrysanthemums, Kalanchoe, Impatients, and many more. Their main market includes Metro Manila and other key cities in the country. They are also into exports of Calla Lily Bulbs to Holland and Rooted Cutting to Japan.

East West Seed Company

Best  in Commercial Display Exhibit ( Mr. Butch Campos Cup )

This is one of the 5 agricultural companies which actively participated in the horticulture show . Their landscape display area is bigger than most of the exhibit.

East West Seed Company

East West Seed Company was established in the Philippines in 1982 by Simon Groot, a Dutch agriculturist who saw the need for seeds that were adapted to local conditions in Asia.

Different varieties of flowering plants like zinnias, impatients, petunia, vincas , marigold, vegetable crops adorn the exhibit display

At the time, the vegetable seed industry in Southeast Asia was little more than a seed trading system. No one was doing vegetable plant breeding, which involves years of trials, selection, crossing and investment.

chili peppers and vegetables

Mr. Simon Groot saw the opportunity for locally-developed hybrid seeds, and all the remarkable characteristics they were known for, like higher yields, better disease tolerance, better shelf life and extended growing seasons.

Website: http://www.eastwestseed.com/philippines/ph/

Zen Garden

Landscaped by Professor Serapion Metilla

Bonsai and Suiseki

Landscaped by Mr. Vic de Rona ( Special Prize)

Philippine Horticultural Society Community booth

Merry’s Mushroom

Merry’s mushroom exhibit booth showcased different types of mushroom and accentuated by miniature cottage , pond and dwarfs

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines

Constel Nature’s Farm

Horti Negrense

Horti Negrense exhibit was entitled  ” White Whimpsical Wedding ” showcasing various Tillandsia and Bromeliad  species and hybrids grown from Negros province .

Los Baños Horticultural Society

Harbest Company

The company’s vertical landscape exhibit showcase different ornamental plants and flowering plants. The company distributes different farm equipments , seeds, and drip irrigation system

Website: http://www.harbest.com.ph/

Allied Botanical Corporation

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

Aroid , Fern and Hoya Study Group

Horticulture 2014 for Tourism ,Wellness and Livelihood opening highlights

Tropical Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle, Diliman, Quezon City-Philippines

L-RMs. Monina Abadilla , Mrs. Charita Go,  Dr. Elenita Binay, Senator Cynthia Villar , Mr. Joselito Campos and Mr. Pol Rubia- AANI  Head, Mr. Emmanuel Santos and Mr.  George Mendoza

Philippine Horticulture Society Incorporated together with  Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City government , Department of Agriculture , Department of Tourism, Department of Labor and Employment, OWWA , Department of Foreign Affairs presents to the public the 38th annual horticulture show.

L-R Dr. Romeo Gutierrez, Architect Patricia ” Wendy ” Regalado, Dr. Helen Valmayor, Dr. Teresita D. Amore ( Univeristy of Hawaii, USA ) and Dr. Surawit Wannakrairoj ( Kasetsart University – Thailand)

The plant show is dubbed  Horticulture 2014 with the theme ” Horticulture for Tourism , Wellness and Livelihood started with a simple and memorable exclusive opening for members , invited guests , industry experts , media and government representatives at the Tropical Garden within the Quezon City Memorial Circle .

L-R Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe ( PHSI president) , Dr. Surawit Wannakrairoj ( Kasetsart University) Ambassador Preciosa Soliven ( OB Montessori ) Senator Cynthia A. Villar, Dr. Elenita Binay , Mr. Joselito Campos and Professor Serapion Metilla

 untying of the garland and releasing of pigeons

L-R Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula , Architect Butch Duque, Dr. Elenita Binay , Architect Patricia ” Wendy ” Regalado , Mrs. Ella Gutierrez and Dr. Romeo Gutierrez

L-R Mrs. Remedios R. Santelices , Senator Cynthia Villar, Ms. Edna L. Felipe and Ms. Letty Ligon

A short tour around the exhibition  site / landscape exhibits

Mrs. Remedios Rodis Santelices , Dr. Elenita Binay and Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula

Quirino High School Glee Club

The Philippine  National Anthem and ” AMA Namin” was performed by students of Quirino High School Glee Club of Quezon City .

Mr. Joselito Campos – Honorary Member and Chairperson ( Horticulture 2014) during his “welcome ” remarks

jam-packed audience

fashion show

Ms. Tess Gomez

a short fashion show led my the members of the Philippine Horticultural Society showcased the different flowers blooming at a different time of the year, some of them are old-time favorite like sampaguita, ylang-ylang.

Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula together with Quezon City Vice-Mayor Ms. Joy Belmonte

Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe together with Congresswoman Bernadette Herrera-Dy ( BH party-list)

Ms. Letty Ligon, Ms. Jeanne Goulbourne and Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe

Ms. Jeanne Goulbourne is an advocate of Philippine textile fabric and Philippine fashion. She is also known for her other advocates like the love for the environment and herbal plants.

Horticulture 2014 show will run until February 3, 2014 – Entrance fees is Php 40 for the general public and Php 20.00 for students, senior citizens and government employees with valid ID’s . There will be daily lectures, seminars, demonstration ,  landscape exhibit , commercial flea market where quality and  affordable plants, gardening supplies , agricultural products, herbs, orchids, flowering plants, vegetable seeds, fruit trees, fertilizers are for sale.

There will also be a 2-day technical conference at the Bureau of Soil and Water Management just beside the Department of Agriculture compound Elliptical Road corner Visayas avenue .

The landscape exhibit and lecture area opens from 8:00am to 6:00pm

Contact Information:

Land line:  377-0234 and (0916-229-9273) (0917-56354-74) Mr. Macky PHSI Secretariat

Visit Website Links:

( Facebook) Philippine Horticultural Society Incorporated: https://www.facebook.com/phsi76

Quezon City : http://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/

Department of Agriculture: http://www.da.gov.ph/

Department of Labor and Employment: http://www.dole.gov.ph/

Department of Tourism: http://www.tourism.gov.ph

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