One of the hallmarks of the Redland International Orchid Festival is the weekend-long lecture series. Here, in the comfort of the air conditioned lecture room at the Fruit & Spice Park, you can learn how to grow that difficult species or how to control a pesky pest invasion. Speakers are hand picked from visiting growers and local academics.
You'll be surprised at what you can learn!
Friday, May 17
1:00pm–1:45pm: Mounting Orchids and Care- Rene Garcia, Accredited AOS Judge
2:00pm–2:45pm: Orchids 101- Cheryl Erins, Accredited AOS judge
3:00pm–3:45pm: Vanda Culture- Melida Demorizi (English/Spanish)
Saturday, May 18
10:00am–10:45am: Million Orchid Project- Dr. Jason Downing, Fairchild Gardenr
11:00am–12 noon: Myrmecophilia Species and Hybrids- Claude Hamilton, Hamlyn Orchids
1:00pm–1:45pm: Mountain Orchids of Brazil- Alek Zaslawski- AWZ Orchids
2:00pm–2:45pm: Cattleya warscewiczii coerulea- Dr. Leslie Ee
3:00pm–4:00pm: Orchid potting - Alex Lamazares -Orchidmania South Florida
Sunday, May 19
10:00am–10:45am: Dendrobiums of Southeast Asia - Manote Quahphanit, Tropical Exotique
11:00am–12 noon: Orchid Pests - Dr. Catherine Mannion, Entomologist,TREC: U of FL.
1:00pm–1:45pm: The Fascinating Orchids of Peru: Natural/Artificially Propagated- Manolo Arias
2:00pm–2:45pm: Paphiopedilums and Their Culture- Larry Cox
3:00pm–4:00pm: Orchid potting - Alex Lamazares -Orchidmania South Florida (Spanish)