Tag Archives: Philippine Horticultural Society Inc.

Grow and Show Plant Bazaar

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.

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stall holders 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

 

 

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Meeting at Remedios Rodis Santelices residence

There were over 100 members, guests that went to the monthly general membership of the Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. last April 28 at the residence of Mrs. Remedios ” Remy” Rodis-Santelices in Quezon City.

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Exciting games , raffles and early bird prizes were given to the attendees.

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founding member and President Emeritus Dr. Gutierrez, Past President Therese Baldonado, Past President  Wendy Fernando- Regalao, Past President May Caballero Dumlao and current President Remy Rodis-Santelices together with(not in photo) Immediate Past President Norma K Villanueva, Past President Jimmy Floro and Past President George Yao 

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Ms. Edna Felipe address the crowd.

Whole roasted lechon, pancit , puto calasiao, pancit palabok, lumpiang hubad, chocolate cakes, fried okoy, fruits were serve during the late afternoon snacks. Resident cater Ms. Baby De Leon staffs were there at the site.

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Arid n’ Aroids also raffled off some interesting plants , Architect Bimbo Vergara raffled off some of his prized paintings, Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula raffled off some of his plants among others.

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Mr. Joseph Salacup from Laguna is one of the winners of the paintings

All the fun seems to never stop during the membership meeting.

 

Flora de Filipinas Book Signing Schedule at Gancayco Hall

Philippine Horticultural Society Incorporated will have a mini- book signing to be scheduled on July 22, 2017 at 2:00pm by the editor of Flora de Filipinas.

Dr. Domingo A. Madulid is the editor and the book was re-printed by Vibal Publishing Company.

The venue of the book signing project will be the Gancayco Hall aka ( Century Hall) within Quezon Memorial Circle. Take Quezon Ave /East Ave and Serye. GANCAYCO Hall is further down going towards exit.

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There is also an underpass which allow people from Commonwealth/ PhilCOA area to enter the Quezon Memorial Circle.

The book cost Php2,500 for hardbound Php2,000 for soft bound. This is printed in limited quantity .

Philippine Horticultural Society Secretariat : 0927 560 0140 Ms. Angel

This is a public service project of PHSI Education Committee. For more information about the book , Please visit the PHSI  page

 

 

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 .

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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 .

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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  .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 .

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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

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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/

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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