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International Orchid & Garden Festival

April 6 - April 7

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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 performances by the Pride Steel Band & Daniel Clocanas Music 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. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. Additional Parking is also available at the southeast corner of The Galleria Mall with tram service by The Free Ride at NE 26th Avenue. Event is rain or shine and all 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

12:00pm – 3:00pm Live performance by Daniel Clocanas Music

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, Champagne Graphics, Chic Afrique, Crushable Hats, Inc., Custom Design Landscaping, DAFNI Greek Gourmet, 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, Karen Eskesen Watercolors, Kazumi Garden, Millers Way Orchids & Nursery, Nature’s Tapestry, O.F. Orchids, OFE International, Orchid Mania, Orchid Treasures, Paddy Cunningham Jams, PCK Orchids, Royal Dutch Ceramics, Shen Yun Performing Arts, Smiley’s Orchids & Greenery, Soroa Orchids, Tropic One Orchids, F. Fin Taco Truck, Alta Vaca Argentinean Grill, Hungarian Cinnamon Rolls, Karts Of All Kinds, 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, Daniel Clocanas Music, Alibi-Monkey Bar, Pride Steel Band, Shen Yun Performing Arts, 

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Start:
April 6
End:
April 7
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http://www.bonnethouse.org