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Philippine Orchid Society’s 71st annual orchid show schedule of daily lectures and workshop

Philippine Orchid Society will be having the 71st annual orchid and garden show from February 25 to March 7, 2017 . Here are the daily schedules of workshop and talks at the upcoming orchid show . The lectures and workshop is part of the awareness and public lecture conducted by the organization .

The entrance fee is Php 30 for the general public and Php 20 for students and senior citizens with valid Id’s .

 

71st Annual Orchid and Garden show by Philippine Orchid Society

Philippine Orchid Society together with its partners organizations and affiliated garden clubs will be hosting the 71st annual orchid and garden show from February 25 to March 7, 2017.

A special opening for invited guests and media will be held on February 24, 2017 at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak  at around past 4:00pm while judging will be held at the morning of February 24.

There will be an orchid landscape competition , ornamental plant landscape competition, orchid plant competition and cactus and succulent landscape .

Aside from these regular features. There will also be a daily lectures on relevant topic ranging from basic orchid growing , fertilization , flower arrangements and other topics .

There will also be a flower arrangement competition and a container garden competition , The winners will get Php 3,000 first place, Php 2,000 second and Php 1,000 third place plus ribbon .

Flower arrangement competition prizes : Php 2,000 first place, Php 1, 500 second place and Php 500 third place ( 3 winners) plus ribbon .

Entry fee is Php 100 per flower arrangement and must be entered by February 23, 2016

The trade fair and show will have an entrance fee of Php 30 General Public and Php 20 for Students and Senior citizens with valid ID’s

The show is open from 8:00am until past 6:00pm everyday starting February 24, 2017 .

For more information about the show , try to visit the Philippine Orchid Society FB Page :

Contact : Ms. Jenny F. Rivera ( Secretariat ) 0917-8485468 / 929-44-25 / 957-35-24

Websitehttp://philippineorchidsociety.com/

Note : The author will be conducting a guided walking tour at the orchid show together with bloggers , students and ngo groups . 

 

Basic Orchid Culture for Beginners

Philippine Orchid Society thru its Education Committee is inviting the general public for the  ‘Basic Orchid Culture’ to be held on September 24, October 1 and  October 8, 2016 at the Philippine Orchid Society’s  Botanical Garden office located in Quezon City Hall Lagoon area East Avenue corner Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City.

Registration Fee for members is waived ,  for the general public is Php1,000.00 and students is Php500.00 for three sessions. Please confirm your attendance for those interested to join. Thank you and see you there!

Big Winners at the 70th Mid-Year Philippine Orchid Society’s Show

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( HB / Flower Garden ) Quezon Memorial Circle-Philippines

Here are the important winners of the 70th Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show

Container Garden – These are small container garden made from cement and with miniature size plants and accessories.

Third Place- Mr. Renato Sumalinog 

Second Place -Councilor Bong Pionela 

First Place – Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula 

 

Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula with his awarding winning landscape container garden

Orchid Winners

Best Cattleya : Cattleya Hsingying Cognac x Black Jack 

Owners: Mr. Manuel and Susan Lee

Best Dendrobium : Dendrobium Enobi Purple ” Mutation” 

Owners: Mr. Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee

Best Other Genera -Monopodial Orchid

Christiera Luang Prabang ( Aerides lawrenciae X Ascocenda Tubtim Velvet )

Owners: Mr. Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee

Best Other Genera -Sympodial Orchid 

Dendrochillum cobbianum

Owner: Mrs. Analiza Acosta

Best Vandaceous Alliance ,Best Philippine Hybrid 

Renanthera World Orchid Congress Singapore

Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

Best Vanda sanderiana

Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

Best Cultured Plant

Coelogyne pandurata

Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

 

Best Philippines Species 

Phalaenopsis equestris variety alba

Mrs. Evangeline Go

Best Ornamental Plant in Show 

Nepenthes hybrid (species globosa X mirabilis compact )

Owner: Mr. Jun Golamco

Note: Photos were taken by the author during the opening 

 

 

Opening Highlights of the 70th Mid-Year Philippine Orchid Society’s Show

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( HB -Flower Garden ) , Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City-Philippines

Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon City Memorial Circle, Del Monte-Philippines, Villar Foundation , Goodwill Bookstore and members of different plant societies and garden clubs mounted a successful opening at the Hardin ng Bulaklak ( HB or Flower Garden) within Quezon Memorial Circle.

This year’s theme “ Building Bridges Through Orchids” enabling orchid growers to bridge orchid growing with other industries.

Philippine Orchid Society ‘s officers , special guests of honor and members

Among the prominent guests of honor includes Congresswoman Emmeline Aglipay-Villar , Sensei Ryugetsu Nakagawa , Mr. Tatsuo Kitagawa of Japan International Cooperation Agency , Quezon City government and Taiwan Bonsai Society members.

Quezon City Symphonic band

The event started with Quezon City Symphonic band played the national anthem and festive tunes. while ribbon cutting ceremonies started past 4:00PM which the guests of honor also toured the exhibition area and awarding ceremonies were also announced during the opening.

guests and media toured the exhibition area

 

L-R Mrs. Maria Teresa Cancio-Suplico of Goodwill Bookstore and lifetime member of the organization , Ms. Sally Uy Leuenberger of SUL Orchids of Davao and Ms. Evangie ” Vangie ” Go -President of the Philippine Orchid Society 

 

L-R Mrs. Lucy Tan , Mrs. Ellen Vallesteros and Mrs. Susan Lee at the registration area

The afternoon fanfare and opening ended with a fellowship cocktails. From August 26 to 29, there will be a photo contest where 3 amateurs and 3 professional photographers can compete at take photos of the orchids, ornamental plants or exhibits at the show. The winners will be awarded at the ceremony during the Manila Intentional Book Fair 2016   . 

Orchid Landscape Winners

 

Third Prize : Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Anna Ruth Purificacion -Conde

The orchid landscape exhibit of mother and daughter tandem had different orchid hybrids and species from the country . The best Euanthe sanderiana or Waling-waling of the show was owned by the Purificacion Orchids. There are also interesting sculpture using stones and wires which looked-like ants and spiders .

Second Prize: Ms. Evangeline Go

 Sensei Ryugetsu Nakagawa, Ms. Evangeline Go and Congresswoman Emmeline Aglipay-Villar. Her orchid landscape exhibit had Waling-Walings ( Euanthe sanderiana) pink and ordinary forms, Dendrobium , Phalaenopsis , Kagawaras, Mokara hybrids

 

First Place: Mr. Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee

The exhibit booth of husband and wife tandem showcased the different Phalaenopsis , Cattleyas, Dendrobiums , strap-leaf Vanda hybrids , ornamental plants,ferns,episcias, begonia  and Kiyapo ( Quiapo ) or water lettuce.

 Mr. Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee together with special guests and members

Mr. Lino Aromin from Baguio

The show will be until September 5 with daily lectures starts at past 2:00pm . Entrance fees for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s is at Php 20.00 and Php 30.00 for general admission.

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 .

Philippine Orchid Society exhibit at the 12th Asia Pacific Orchid Congress

Impact Forum at Impact Exhibition,  Bangkok- Thailand

The Asia Pacific Orchid conference was initiated in 1984. One of the founding members is professor Rapee Sagarik ( He is known to be the Father of Thailand Orchid Industry).

 


It aims to achieve an international cooperation for trends in development and conservation of orchids in Asia Pacific region. The 1st conference started in 1984 in Japan and has been held  in different countries rotated among member countries in APOC community every three years.

In 1992, Thailand hosted the 4th conference which was organized in Chiang Mai,
where Maejo University took the main responsibility hosting the event. In 2010, Professor Rapee Sagarik, an ornamental plant advisor of the department of agriculture, foresaw particularly benefit for being the host of the conference.

The department of Agriculture then submitted a project to the Thailand Ministry of agriculture and cooperation and Asia Pacific Orchid Committee. The committee has recognized the potential of Orchid Thailand and therefore agreed that Thailand will host the 12th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC)  from March 19th-27th, 2016.

The Philippine Orchid Society exhibit booth -Photo courtesy of Mr. Ray Ong

The Philippine Orchid Society was represented by the team of Ms. Vangie Go ( President ) Mr. Andres Golamco Jr. , Ms. Alily Galo and Mrs. Baby Alarcon . The exhibit showcased a traditional nipa hut ( bahay kubo ) with carabao horn , native orchid species like sanggumay or Dendrobium anosmum, Asplenium musifolium and orchid hybrids  as part of the landscape exhibit.

Aside from Philippine Orchid Society , There are also some Filipino delegates from other plant societies like Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. among others.

For more information about the current exhibition , Please try to visit the link:

Facebook Page: APOC2016

Website : http://www.apoc12.com/