Grow and show plant bazaar was organized by Philippine Horticultural Society Inc together with Manila Bulletin, DENR, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Rescue Center. The 3- day bazaar had about 60 stall holders from different parts of Metro Manila, Baguio, Pangasinan, Laguna, Quezon, Cavite, Bulacan and Masbate provinces.
The mood was very festive and buntings were installed at the visitors center within Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Rescue Center. There are two entrances- One is located at Quezon Avenue and at North Avenue.
Dr. Kurt Tan with his nepenthes hybrids and aroids.
Aside from sellers, there are also FREE lectures and workshop given to the attendees. There were on the spot raffle and some freebies given.
There were a lot of items to be seen and some recently published books was sold at the secretariat.
List of books: Philippine Herbs at Php 1,500, Flora de Filipinas at Php 2,050, Philippine Native Trees 303 at Php 1,800 , Pictorial Cyclopedia of Philippine Ornamental Plants at Php 1,500 and A Dictionary of Philippine Plant Names at Php 2,000.
lecture by Mr. Wilson Simuangco Angel ( photo courtesy of Mr. Boyet Ganigan)
It was envisioned to be another venue area for plant lovers, environment advocates and hobbyists.
group photo ( courtesy of Mr. Boyet Ganigan )
For those who were not able to make it, Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. 1976 is planning to make it a regular monthly bazaar with host of fun filled activities and camaraderie.
Those who might be interested in joining the next plant bazaar, Try to contact Ms. Angel -PHSI Secretariat -0917-798-1317
Note: Entrance fees at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife is Php 15 for students and senior citizens with valid Id’s, Php 30 general public .
Additional photos taken by the author using SONY Xperia