Lecture Series

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: Orchids 101- Cheryl Erins, Accredited AOS judge
2:00pm–2:45pm: Vanda Culture- Kirk Hoo, Accredited AOS judge
3:00pm–3:45pm: Laelia anceps- Sandi Block-Brezner, Student AOS judge

Saturday, May 18
10:00am–10:45am: Angraecum species - Tom Kuligowski, AOS photographer
11:00am–12 noon: Orchid Diseases - Dr. Grazis-Seregina, Plant Pathology, UF/IFAS Tropical REC
1:00pm–1:45pm: Phalaenopsis species - Carlos Fighetti, Accredited AOS judge
2:00pm–2:45pm: Paphiopedilum species - Popow Orchids
3:00pm–4:00pm: Orchid potting - Alex Lamazares

Sunday, May 19
10:00am–10:45am: Florida SunCoast's Encyclia Hybrids and General Care - Jim Roberts
11:00am–12 noon: Orchid Pests - Dr. Catherine Mannion, Entomologist,TREC: U of FL.
1:00pm–1:45pm: Cattleya Warscewiczii- Francisco Villegas/Edwin De Jesus, Spanish/English
2:00pm–2:45pm: American Orchid Society and you- Naya Marcano Cotarelo, AOS
3:00pm–4:00pm: Orchid potting (Spanish): Alex Lamazares

Alex Lamazares, Repotting Orchids