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HortiKultura 2017 : Global Trends in Horticulture

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. in partnership with Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City government . The event is also sponsored by Del Monte -Philippines among others .

The organization will be hosting  their 41st annual horticulture show from February 3 to 15, 2017 . The theme: Global Trends in Horticulture .

schedule of daily events

Aside from the regular landscape exhibits , there will also be daily schedule of talks and lecture from industry experts and commercial bazaar .

In line with the plant show , WalkwithChan together with PSHI will be hosting a media , bloggers and Horticulture Walk schedule on February 4 and 5 Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 11:00am. Those interested with the tour , please click the FB page.

There will be be plant landscape exhibits , lectures , talks , trade fairs and guided tour. Regular Entrance fee for exhibit area is Php 20 general public and Php 10 for students, senior citizens and government employees of Quezon Cityhall . 

 

Horticulture Congress 2016

Gancayo Hall, Quezon Memorial Circle -Quezon City 

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. in partnership with Quezon City government ,  Department of Agriculture , Villar Foundation ,  Unagrow , Del Monte -Philippines , EDSA Garden House , East West Seed Corporation ,King Louis  other plant societies  conducted a 2-day congress at the Gancacyco Hall or Senior Social Hall within Quezon Memorial Circle.

L-R Mr. Niel Maceda , Mr. Niel Ganigan , Mrs. Mundita Lim and Ms. Camille Bernabe

There are at least 150 participants from different plant societies , individual backyard hobbyists , educators , students and growers from different parts of the country.

sponsors 

There are also delegates from Bicol, Quezon , Isabela , Cagayan, Pangasinan , Negros and even in Davao. There are also some volunteers from League of Orchid Conservationists of the Philippines.

participants

 

Objectives of the Congress:
To initiate a dialogue with government agencies involved in horticulture, to
have a better understanding of government initiatives, and to discuss the
concerns of the private sector stakeholders.

To develop recommendations and resolutions for the development of the
horticultural industry.

To discuss the expanded role of the PHSI, celebrate its 40th anniversary, and
launch the coffeetable book “PHSI Through the Years”.

Horticulture Congress 2016 FB

A Visit to Nayong Pilipino within Rizal Park

 

Nayong Pilipino, Rizal Park ,  Manila-Philippines

I got an opportunity to re-visit the famed Orchidarium within Rizal Park  in which the author was a volunteer tour guide , events coordinator several years ago. I visited the park twice after it re-opened in 2013 – They gave a FREE entrance promo and another one when we have a group of foreign tourists from Singapore , while they were on the country .

Nayong Pilipino

History :

The place used to be operated under the Clean and Green Foundation which was a pet project of then former first lady Mrs. Amelita ” Ming” Ramos in late 1992 . The place used to be a vacant parking space allotted to the Department of Finance before it was  the National Park Development Committee  (NPDC) the one in charge of Rizal Park  had taken jurisdiction of the place  .

dancing ladies

The place was developed by the foundation and opened to the public in late 1994 with several man made waterfalls, butterfly area,  mini aviary ,  hanging bridge, fishing facilities , rock wall climbing  , an art gallery and a fine dining outlet  ( Lush Life) operated by Barbaras.

semi-terete vanda

The Clean and Green Foundation had a partnership with several plant societies like Philippine Orchid Society , Philippine Horticultural Society , Fern and Nature Society of the Philippines members who donated the initial collection of plants and orchids.

They used to charge an entrance fees of Php 100 general public , Php 50 students and seniors at P60. Additional fees: rock wall climbing at P50 and fishing at P25.

pavilion

This was a restaurant ( Lush Life)  and an art gallery several years ago .

Ifugao house- This area used to be covered with hundreds of terete vandas, mokaras, kagawaras before it closed down .

man made waterfall , rock climbing and concrete bridge

For the children and young adults, there is the Rocky Trail, which has a facility for sport wall-climbing. They can also go fishing at the Mystic Lagoon where bamboo poles can be rented.

golden tilapia

wedding set-up by Hizon Catering

The place is a favorite place for  pre-nuptial , weddings, photographers , students and young artists.

hanging bridge – was built mid-2008 and is popular among school children

kalesa carriages

I have also donated several clumps of sanggumays and fairy sanggumays in mid- 2008 before the Orchidarium closed-down for several years due to management issues .

colorful painted jeepney greets the visitor

The management of the place was initially offered to different NGO groups and plant societies but because of financial constraints and lack of resources , It was turned over to Nayong Pilipino sometime in 2012 .

The Orchidarium name was changed to Nayong Pilipino is a cultural theme park .  Asie from the usual attractions like man-made lagoon and different plants. There are interesting display of Philippine attractions like Ifugao hut , kalesas and roving exhibition.

The place can be rented out for weddings, debuts, garden events, pictorials, photo shoot and events.

Address: Orchidarium Rizal Park, Ermita Metro Manila, Ermita, Manila

Update : As of October 15, 2016 – Entrance Fees: Adults Php 40 and Students Php 30

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Contact numbers: 405-0279 (telefax); 405-0377 , 525-0601, 405-0198, 405-0309 Email address: np.orchidarium@gmail.com

Note: Photos are from the author ,to those who wish to grab the copy for any purposes, Please try to link or cite this page .

Exciting Floats and Street Dancing Parade at the Hortikultura Extravaganza 2016

Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines

King Louis

The Philippine Horticultural Society together with Quezon City government , Quezon Memorial Circle administration , Del Monte -Philippines ( non participating ) float  , Agri-Aqua Network International Incorporated ( AANI ) , Harvest , Villar Foundation , PHSI c/o Myrna Magalong , Quezon City government , King Louis , Harbest , Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines , Agri-Aqua Network International  (AANI ) and Ashitaba by Ms. Adela Ang launched for the second year the floral float parade and street dancing parade at the Quezon Memorial Circle and adjacent area.

 

Villar Foundation

Villar Foundation float showcased a nipa hut with different vegetables , flowering plants and produce . The float also have a typical urban garden setting with plastic soft drink bottles used for planted vegetables .

Harbest Agricultural Corporation

Harbest Agricultural Corporation had a wide array of agricultural products ranging from greenhouse technology , hydroponics, fertilizers , seeds among others.

Address: 3rd Floor ITX Bldg., #5 Rosemarie Lane Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City The Philippines. E-mail: harbest@harbest.com.

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

 

Del Monte, Philippines

Del Monte, Philippines float showcased different products of the company . The float had green, red and yellow ornamentation attached to the float .

Website : http://www.delmonte.ph/

Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/DelMontePH/

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc.

There are 10 participating Quezon City high school  at the street dancing contest

Ernesto Rondon High School

The students wore a stylized ethnic costume with green headdress and logo of Quezon City .

Bagong Silangan High School

The students were from the SPA – Special Program in the Arts from grade 7,8,9 and 10

Bagong Silangan High School

They wore recycled dress made from corn husk, newspaper, spoon , CD, candy wrapper , bottle caps , straw and sacks .

Tandang Sora High School

Tandang Sora High School students wore recycled plastics head gear and accessories

HortiKultura Extravaganza 2016 : Exciting Exhibits and Floats

Happy New Year to Everyone !

Philippine Horticultural Society in partnership with Quezon City government , members, student organizations, NGO groups , major plant societies , bloggers , hobbyists and the general public are invited to the 40th annual plant show .

PHSI is celebrating a lot of milestone on their RUBY anniversary  ,  Hence the font and color is ruby . This event is in special partnership with the city government, helping create public awareness thru their lectures and seminars , tourism , health , wellness advocates and  creating livelihood opportunities to ordinary people.

Since February also falls as LOVE month, the theme ” Green is LOVE ” is very appropriate as color motif.  GREEN means a lot of things like green is the color for renewal, life, growth , good vives and good feng shui.

For Filipino-Chinese , Green also means MONEY and Prosperity because Chinese Lunar New Year falls on February 8  .

Some of the highlights of the event includes: landscape exhibits, flower floats , street dancing , guided tours and special events like painting competition , daily raffles among others.

The much awaited Special Events are the floral floats , street dancing which is similar to the famed Panagbenga festival of Baguio.  Metro Manila and nearby provincial tourists and visitors can see them without the hassle of traveling long hours going north.

There will also be a flower arrangement and painting contest by high school students. Forty participants will compete in the floral competition. The following day, students will paint the floral arrangements made the previous day.

The event is from February 4 to 15 which falls on the LOVE month or Valentine’s Day .

People can buy living plants or flowering plant to give as gifts to their love ones. Instead of cut flowers , why not give something unique and fancy instead of the usual ones.

There will be commercial stalls area from different agricultural companies, backyard hobbyists, provincial plant growers from different parts of the country .

There will be daily lectures and seminars by respected speakers coming from different fields of expertise and educational backgrounds.

For more information about the upcoming show, please try to visit the official Facebook Page of the Philippine Horticultural Society Incorporated76

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/phsi76/?fref=ts

Contact information:

Ms. Angel -PHSI Secretariat

Landline -218-43-95 /Cellphone: 0916-2299273

For those interested to join the Hortikultura Extravaganza 2016 special guided tour; Please signed-up at the FB event page – Schedule of the special tour will be on February 6, 2016 saturday from 7:30am until about 12nn

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623705127879452/

Note : There is a minimal entrance fee of Php 40 general public and Php 30 for students, senior citizens, government employees ( Please bring valid Id’s)  .

A Guide to Dendrobium of the Philippines : Book Launching and Autograph Signing

Tropical Gardens, Quezon Memorial Circle- Quezon City , Philippines

Ms. Jo Quimpo, Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe, Mr. Jim Cootes and Dr. Romeo Gutierrez

The Philippines is considered as one of the centers of biodiversity for the genus. Home to at least 110 species which represents about 8 to 10% of the over 1,200 plus Dendrobium species that are found over a wide range of habitats . The Philippine Horticultural Society in partnership with Mr. Jim Cootes, League of Orchid Conservationists Philippines and other garden clubs and societies were invited to the grand launching held yesterday at the Tropical Garden within Quezon Memorial Circle.

Mr.Mickey Bustos

  Mr. Mickey Bustos ( you tube, Internet sensation and television celebrity ) together with some of his friends. I think they were scouting for a place to shoot his latest  video. People around the vicinity instantly recognized him and followed him wherever he went.

  Dr. John Clifton Martyr and  Ms . Mitch Frankenberger Pellicer emcee of the event

Ms. Ofelia Gelvezon- Tequi

Ms. Ofelia Gelvezon- Tequi is an avid orchid collector and represented the French Orchid Society

Dr. Nelson T. Geraldino

Dr. Nelson T. Geraldino is from University of the Philippines – Manila , an avid Philippine orchid species collector, photographer, professor and doctor by profession. He had a  collection of wide array of native orchid species ( and photographs)  that were featured in several international publication, magazines and calendars.

 ( LOC-PHIL ) League of Orchid Conservationists -Philippines members

Quote:”  Just came in from PHSI, where I introduced a person who needs no introduction. He brought a couple of orchid publications from Sydney, Australia, Orchids Australia February 2015 issue, where an article of his showed three of my photos of Bulbophyllum papulosum, and Orchid Digest July-Sept 2014 issue, where an article of his showed four photos of my Coelogynes. I got to have a free signed copy of Dendrobinae of the Philippines, where nine of my photos were published. Thank you very much, Jim Cootes . ”

League of Orchid Conservationists Philippines

L-R Mr. Christopher Castillo, Ms. Rowena Aben Daquioag, Mr. Joel dela Cruz and Mr. Niel Maceda

Architect Andrew Patrick Gozon

Mr. Andrew Patrick Gozon is an architect , professor, book author , tropical fish collector, native trees advocate and a blogger.

Doctor John Clifton Martyr

Doctor John Cliffon Martyr is a long time Philippine orchid species collector . I met him several times at the Philippine Orchid Society shows . He is also breeding some orchids species native to his home province.

Mr. Jake Gaw and Ms. Ressie Paz-Navarro

Mr. Jake Gaw is the current president of Fern and Nature Lovers Society of the Philippines and ( Avilon Zoo)  . He is an avid animal , fish , orchid and fern collector. Ms. Ressie Paz Navarro is also a exotic animal and native orchid species collector.

Mr. Dennis Dy Kho

Mr. Dennis Dy Kho – He is a car enthusiast,  blogger, internet shop owner, stamp ,  fish and now native orchid collector .

Atty. Bom Gomez ( Plant Chaser)

Atty. Bom Gomez is a plant enthusiasts,  blogger and orchid species collector.

Website: http://www.plantchaser.com/

Mr. Dennis Umali

Mr. Dennis Umali is from Cavite area.  He had several dozens of native orchid species in his home.

Mr. Kurt Tan

Tita Baby de Leon catering staffs

The food were catered by Tita Baby de Leon , resident caterer. Some of the members brought siopao, native delicacies ,  cupcakes , piyaya, biscuits ,noodles ,  pop corn and puto .

biscuits

pastries

Every member of the organization had contributed something from setting of tents , shelling out money  for catering services, bringing foods and regional delicacies which reflect the BAYANIHAN style of preparation.  The mood was very festive and everyone had the opportunity to meet on-line friends .

fried banana flower chips

piyaya and biscuits

maja blanca

egg pancit

sapin-sapin

 ( Sweet Lab) Puto Macapuo from Novaliches, Quezon City

fried chicken loli pop

fried lumpia ( spring rolls)

brownies

sliced carrots, picama ( singkamas) young beans and cucumber

Ms. Rowena Aben Daquioag holding her famed cupcakes

 For bulk orders : 0922-3807118

Note: The book is finally out of the press,  I will rank this book at 8.75 – I wish it could be hardbound for several reasons . For schools and public libraries which may purchase this book , soft bound book tend to tear easily . Sanggumay- ( Dendrobium anosmum ) only three varieties were mentioned in pages- 28,29 and 30.  Based on other orchid journals and magazine – There was around 5 to 7 varieties ( hope the author focused more on the other variation ) . Sanggumay is one of the most observed , studied and cultivated species and I think there is no reason why the author limited his description to just three.   Photography is  quite superb.

Cultural requirements and  synonyms were  not mentioned, despite some of the Dendrobium species are widely cultivated. Conservation status is also not mentioned . The 142 pages book is worth buying especially those collect and study Philippine native orchid species. This is quite handy

Hortikultura Extravaganza 2015 Daily Lectures and Workshop

Philippine Horticultural Society Incorporated together with Quezon City government , Quezon Memorial Circle administration, Del Monte, Philippines, Department of Tourism, Department of Agriculture , San Miguel Corporation, The Turf Company , Texas Eagle, AANI group, Toro group , Villar Foundation and various garden clubs and plant organization in different parts of teh country  presented the much awaited plant show in 2015 .

Schedule of Daily Lectures and Workshops

* Note: There is a minimal entrance fee

For updates and information , Please call PHSI secretariat 0917-841-7860 Ms. Angel Marin or Ms. Norma Villanueva