International Orchid & Garden Festival
April 6 - April 7
12th Annual Bonnet House International Orchid & Garden Festival
Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2019 from 9am – 4pm.
The Festival will allow orchid enthusiasts, and plant lovers in general, the opportunity to vividly experience – and purchase – diverse, colorful and fragrant varieties of orchids, tropical plants, herbs and fruit trees sold by local and for the first time international vendors from Thailand, Malaysia, Ecuador and Hawaii. The orchids and tropical plants, though, are only the beginning. This exciting two-day event will offer something for everyone to enjoy, including orchid and tropical plant displays, food vendors, libations, garden art, orchid care and general gardening lectures, book signing with Dr. Martin Motes and a lecture on The Million Orchid Project with Dr. Jason Downing, live music by the Pride Steel Band and much more!
Vendors interested in participating in the festival, please email [email protected].
The entry fee for the Orchid Festival is $10 and parking is free. Ticket sales are final and non-refundable. Self-guided house tours are available for an additional $5.
Schedule includes internationally renowned orchid expert and grower, Dr. Martin Motes, signing his book, Florida Orchid Growing: Month by Month. Paul Craft book signing and lecture on his newly released work, The Palms of Cuba. Dr. Jason Downing, orchid biologist from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, lecture on The Million Orchid Project. Alex Lamazares, President of Orchid Mania, speaking about general orchid growing.
SATURDAY, April 6th
11.00am Lecture with Chuck McCartney, Pretty Native Florida Orchids
12.00pm Book Signing with Dr. Martin Motes, Florida Orchid Growing Month by Month
12:00pm – 2:00pm Live performance by Pride Steel Band
1.00pm Lecture with Alex Lamazares, Orchid Care and Repotting
SUNDAY, April 7th
10.00am Lecture with Dr. Jason Downing, The Million Orchid Project
11.00am Lecture with Paul Craft, The Palms of Cuba
12.00pm Book Signing with Paul Craft, The Palms of Cuba
1.00pm Lecture with Jose L. Exposito, Orchid Treasures of Bonnet House: A walking Tour Through Time
This Year’s Vendors Include: Bactra Design International, Inc., Best of Thai Orchids, Buddha’s Garden, Carib Plants, Inc., Carmela Orchids, Crushable Hats Inc., Dan & Margie Orchids, Ecuafloro, Far East Agriculture, Gardino Nursery, Green Valley Orchids Inc., Greenhouse Orchids, Hoyaplants.com, J & J Plants, Jesse Durko Nursery, John’s Jungle, Kazumi Garden, OFE International, Orchid Treasures, PCK Orchids, Smiley’s Orchids & Greenery, Soroa Orchids, Tropic One Orchids, Fin Taco Truck, Alta Vaca Argentinean Grill, Hungarian Cinnamon Rolls, Jerk Cuisine.
Special thanks to this year’s sponsors: Champagne Graphics, Soroa Orchids, Redlands Professional Orchid Growers, Platinum Tents, Brody & Brody P.A., Dianna & Anthony Silvagni, Alibi-Monkey Bar, Pride Steel Band, Shen Yun Performing Arts,