74th annual had the opening held February 19 at the Garden of Joy ( formerly called Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ) or Flower Garden within Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.
Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña
The event was organized by Philippine Orchid Society and affiliate plant society. The event started past 3:00pm and Quezon City symphonic band played the national anthem and opening band.
Congresswoman Camille Villar
Special guests includes Congresswoman Camille Villar, Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña , Taiwan Economic and Cultural Affair Office ( TECO) Representative Dr. Joy Ye.
crowd – photo courtesy of Ms. Lee Ann Canlas
Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines exhibit
Among the big winners included Mr. Manuel and Susan Lee which won top prize in the orchid landscape exhibit. There is also several bonsai display from Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines ( BSAPI) and flowering bougainvilleas !
Individual orchid and plant competition among members and invited guests. Mr. Jan Lord Lumabao won top prize for his Vanda lamellata flowering orchid entry and second place in the Dendrobium discolor.
The 74th annual orchid show will have the daily lectures or demonstration with flea market bazaar with about 60 stalls selling different kinds of garden tools, plants, orchids, flowering plants, cacti and especially orchids.
schedule of daily lecture and demonstration
A minimal entrance fees of Php 50 for the general public and Php 30 for senior citizens, students and person with disability. The exhibit and selling area opens from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm daily until the show end March 2, 2020.
The daily lecture starts at 2:00 pm from February 21 and the show is until March 1, 2020.