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Gainesville Orchid Society
Annual Orchid Show

October 21st-22nd, 2017
9:00am -5:00pm

featured at the

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Fall Open House & Plant Sale

FREE ADMISSION to the Gardens

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Next Meeting
Monday,September 25th, 2017

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
4700 S.W. 58th Drive Gainesville, FL 32608
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7:00 Beginner's Program: "Grooming Your Plants
for the Orchid Show "
by Patti Hollien

7:30 Program:  "Florida's Endangered Orchids"
by Prem Subrahmanyam

Prem Subrahmanyam became interested in orchids at a young age in his boyhood home in Tallahassee, Florida. This was the beginning of a life-long passion for this amazing family of plants. He soon located native orchid species growing in wild areas near his boyhood home, launching a journey of discovery of Florida's amazing native orchids, including the rare and elusive Ghost Orchid. Moving to central Florida in 2005, he has expanded his exploration to central and south Florida, where he can often be found hiking out into the wild with his wife, Joy, and/or a few of their fifteen children in tow as photographer's assistants.

He has spent some thirty years tracking down species both common and rare within the wilds of Florida, armed with his camera and a sharp eye. Many of these photographs appear, along with detailed information on Florida's orchid species, on a website that he personally founded and maintains: His photographs and articles have also appeared in many orchid related magazines, wildflowers guides, and books.

His presentation "Florida's Endangered Orchids" will discuss a few of Florida's rarest orchids, their natural habitat, and their present status in a presentation that combines scientific information, anecdotes from his time in the field, and award-winning photography in a presentation that you won't want to miss.


Fourth Monday at Kanahapa Botanical Gardens.
Interact with other orchid enthusiasts-
            beginners and experts alike.
We love to share. Learn and enjoy with us.