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Grow and Show Monthly Bazaar from October 19 to 21, 2018

Philippine Horticultural Society in partnership with Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Biodiversity Management Bureau and Manila Bulletin presents to the general public the monthly bazaar and trade show from October 19 to 21, 2018 at the main gate and visitor’s area of the Ninoy Aquino Park and Wildlife and Rescue Center in Quezon City.


This month’s bazaar will showcase different kinds of edible figs, adeniums, orchids, tillandsia, bromeliads, cacti, succulents, flowering trees, herbs, hanging plants among others from about 60 stall holders.

Grow and Show Lecture Series

October 20, Saturday, 10:00 AM Creating Succulent Dish Gardens by Wilson Angel An On the Spot Dish Garden Competition will be held after the lecture.

Oct. 20 Saturday 2:00 PM Growing Orchid by Pres. Remy Rodis-Santelices of Paradise Orchids 1. Laboratory Production; 2. Farm Production and 3. Marketing

October 21, Sunday 10:00 AM Breeding Aloes by PHSI Sec Boyet Ganigan

Tillandsia Competition open for all: 1. Bulbous Species 2. Bulbous Hybrids 3. ArteCulture: Tilly frames.

The bazaar will start from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

There are two entrances, one is at Quezon Avenue and another one is at North Avenue entrance.

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 . 


Grow and Show Plant Bazaar Talk from September 21,22 and 23, 2018

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. in partnership with Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Management Bureau , Department of Natural Resources and together with Manila Bulletin presents to the visiting public the Grow and Show Plant Bazaar. The bazaar also features interesting topics and lectures series.

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The original date of the plant bazaar was moved from September 14, 15 and 16 to September 21, 22 and 23, 2018 because of the typhoon and bad weather.

There are over 50 plant booth selling different items from figs trees, mangoes, tillandsia, orchids, ferns, bromeliads, cacti and succulents, herbs among others.

September 22, 2018, Saturday 10:30 AM
–“Giving the Oomph: Cactus and Succulent Staging and Grooming for the Showtable by Mr. RON APOSTOL

September 22, 2018, Saturday 12:30 PM
–” Tilly ArteCulture” by Ms. DOREEN DOFITAS
Materials can be purchased onsight but Attendees may bring their own tillandsias, mounting base, accessories etc.

The Philippine Tillandsia Society Inc. with the organizers of Grow and Show will also be hosting causal competitions for the following:(Open to All)
1) Tillandsia Ionantha Competition.
There will be 2 categories : Ionantha Species and Ionantha Hybrids. There will be 1 winner for each category to receive a trophy, Php 500.00 cash and an ionantha species for the Sp. category and an Ionantha hybrid for the Hybrid category. Registration starts at 10 AM – 2 PM. Voting will be 60 % by judge’s scoring and 40 % by popular votes. Awarding will be at 5:00 PM that same day. No limit on the number of entries. No entry fee.
2) Best Tillandsia Staging
Tillandsias are versatile so it can be staged in a thousand and one ways. bring over and register your staged Tillandsias and get a chance to win a trophy, Php 500.00 and a pack of accessories.

Grow & Show Plant Bazaar from August 17 to 19, 2018

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. is inviting friends, members, plant hobbyists, collectors and the general public to come and visit the monthly 3-day bazaar at the entrance of Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Rescue Center in Quezon City.

This will be held from August 17 , 18 and 19, 2018 ( friday , saturday and sunday) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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This is in cooperation with Manila Bulletin, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, PAWB – Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau among others. There are also books and other collectible items for sale at the secretariat.

Aside from the 50 to 60 commercial trade stalls, There will be lectures and talks by experts.

Schedule of Daily Lectures:

August 18 Saturday -11:00 am to 12nn -topic : Cactus and Succulent Flower Pollination by Mr. Jojo Francisco

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm topic: Growing Tillandsia in the Philippines by Mr. Tots Marisal

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm topic: Sensible Fertilizer and Hormone Use in Horticulture by Mr. Ray Ong

August 19 -Sunday 11:00 am to 12:00 nn topic: Hibiscus Grafting Party by Dr. Francisco  San Diego and Mr. Joesph Bautista

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm topic: Orchid Laboratory Production by Mrs. Remedios Rodis-Santelices

There are two entrances, one at North Avenue and at Quezon Avenue side. Please note that there is a minimal entrance fee of Php 30 for the general public and Php 15 for students, senior citizens that goes to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife.

For more information and how to join the monthly bazaar, Please try to call or send sms to Ms. Angel Marin ( Secretariat) 0917-798-1317.

Grow and More Plant Bazaar

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. in partnership with Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Manila Bulletin and Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau -Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Rescue Center will be having a 3-day plant bazaar from July 13 to 15, 2018 with over 50 booths which had confirmed joining.

For inquiries , Please call Ms. Angel (0917-798-1317). There are 2 entrances ( Quezon Avenue for pedestrians) and North Avenue for those with cars.

Aside from the daily lectures, there is a chance of winning prizes. One can visit the “Grow and Show” plant bazaar from 8:00 am to 5:00 pmGrow and Show Plant Bazaar.jpg


List of Big Winners at HortiKultura Filipina 2018 Show

Philippine Horticultural Society in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon City Memorial Circle administration , Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture with sponsors like Del Monte Philippines, MDS Godspeed Exhibit Company, Uratex , Manila Bulletin, San Miguel , NutriAsia, King Louis , East West Seed Company, Allied Botanical Corporation, Harbest Agriculture Company among others had extended the exhibit and trade fair for a few more days.

There will be a few days extension for those planning buy plants for valentine’s day and chinese new year like cacti, succulents, flowering orchids , green foliage plants which are auspicious during this season.

Here are the list of the potted plant winners

1. Best in Aroids – Variegated
Anthurium “White & Green”
by Kenneth Cruz;

2. Best in Cycads – Dioon Edule by
Prof. Serapion Metilla

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3. Best in Bromeliads – Bromeliad
Species by Mac Pagsolingan;

4. Best in Ferns & Fern Allies –
Asplenium Nidus by Lardy Abundo;


5. Best in Orchids – Bulbophyllum by
Ruth Conde


Schefflera tupidanthus “variegated” 

6. Best in Variegated and Mutants –
Schefflera Tupidanthus by Dankin’s

7. Best in Foliage – Ginger Alpinia
Regosa by Yuyung La’O

8. Best in Phil. Native Species –
Coelogyne Pandurata by Ruth Conde

9. Best in Cacti – Mamillaria Bocasana
cv “Fred” by Boyet Ganigan;

10. Best in Succulents – Adenia
Venenata by Lily Ann Tan


“CSSPI Pres. Emeritus Adoracion
Bernabe Cup”
Winner: Lily Ann Tan

*BEST PLANT IN SHOW – Schefflera
Tupidanthus by Dankin’s Garden

Credit- List of plant posted from Philippine Horticultural Society FB page.

Terrrium Contest at HortiKultura Filipina 2018

The Philippine Horticultural Society, Inc in cooperation with TEP Wildlife Conservatory will be hosting a Terrarium/Vivarium/Planted Aquarium Exhibit and Terrarium Competition on Feb 3 to 11, 2018 at the QCX Museum, Quezon Memorial Circle.

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National Terrarium Contest :

Mechanics of the competition as follows:
1. Grand Prize of Php 10,000.00 
2. Registration fee will be 500.00 per entry
3. Only live plants shall be used
4. No size limitations
5.. Exhibitors shall provide their own equipment and accessories such as lights, extension cords, etc
6. Exhibitors are responsible for the maintenance of their entries
7. Exhibitors shall be responsible for their own DENR LTPs/WSUPs if necessary
8. Ingress will be Feb 8, egress on Feb 12
9. Judging shall be by public voting.

Visit the Hortikultura Filipina FB fan page for more info regarding the event.

There will also an exhibition at the QCX

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Press Conference of HortiKultura Filipina 2018

HortiKultura Filipina 2018 is an international gardening event organized by Philippine Horticultural Society, Quezon City government with affiliate plant societies and its members.

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The press conference was well attended by online writers, media personalities and social media influencers.

The garden show is set from February 3 to 11, 2018 with 5 proposed venues within QC Memorial Circle. These includes, Hardin ng mga Bulaklak , Tropical Garden, RUNNEX Garden , QCX and Rock Garden as sites of the exhibition.


Aside from plant and landscape competition, there will be daily lectures or talks from  industry leaders, backyard hobbyists and practitioners.

2019 THEME

 “Grow Local , Bloom  Global ” focuses on several factors like promoting local plant and horticulture industry,  buying local produce and local plants. This also encourages ordinary backyard growers and propagators to propagate more endemic, indigenous and local plants.  There are so many endemic and indigenous ornamental plants , flowers and trees which are found in the country . These have a lot of demands abroad.

This is a big income potentials for a country which only had .02% of the world’s floriculture industry share.


Mr. Zacarias Sarian – PHSI honorary member

Mr. Zacarias’ Zac ” Sarian is a respected journalist , farmer and Ramon Magsaysay awardee .

He retold some interesting stories of people who got successful in growing plants . There was one who grows pinsarai/ pinasaray Asparagus densiflorus and keeps on propagating the ornamental plant . The grower started with few mother plants and only released  the plant had grown big.  S

mall plants were priced Php 2.50 small ones but when grown into bigger plant in few months, the ornamental plant would cost Php 5.00. This had attracted some niche clientele. This was way back in the 1980’s.


Mr. Niel ” Boyet ” Ganigan

Del Monte, Philippines is one of the major sponsors of the event, The company will have several cooking demonstrations during the show.

DSCF7317.JPGMr. Myke Celis and Ms. Pia

There will also scheduled walking tour on exhibits, pocket events, on the spot painting contests, terrarium set-up , flower arrangements, acoustic nights, installation art, daily raffles and street dancing from several Quezon City public schools.


Participants were delighted to have been served light snacks which consists of pancit puti sa kinsay at kamias, meat ball with noodles, fried banana heart, turon with hibiscus tea and camote juice. This was courtesy of Tita Baby de Leon ( resident caterer of the organization)


 online media writers, social media influencers and PHSI for a souvenir photo

Special Mention

Special mention is the interesting flower arrangement by King Louis Flowers, La Colina Adorada ,Camille Bernabe ,My Mothers Garden by Vincent Ferrer , tokens by Luntian Sining of Norma Villanueva, Arids and Aroids, Ashitaba Tea by Adela Ang , Cora Mina by Zayra Bulaean,   Ms. Tiffany Cham for the Terrarium and Aquascape , Professor Serapion Metilla for the bonsai display. Manila Bulletin and GMA online

Those interested in getting stalls or a guided tour within the exhibition area , try to call 0917-712-6392 or 577-5234 Ms. Angel ( SECRETARIAT)