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Calendar of Events

Dates are subject to change so please check back for updates Several have changed this year

If you are attending any of these events ask us to bring any of the items we have on our web site for you to view.  There is no obligation to buy what you request us to bring


We are packing plants anyway so we will be happy to bring items for you to examine.  We can not bring everything we sell.  So if you want to see something special, especially if it is not in bloom at that time, this is a good way to see them.  


Shows are always on weekends so if the dates are not Saturday and Sunday (except Englewood and Naples Botanical Gardens) it is a typing error.




July 30, 2016  Free Orchid Seminar at the nursery - topics - potting - dividing plants - mounting on wood or trees - anything else you want to ask about


August - too hot for anything




Sept. 10-11, 2016  Mounts Botanical Gardens, A shady Affair Orchid Show


Sept. 30 Oct 1-2, 2016 South Florida Orchid Society, Miami International Orchid Show, University of Miami,  BankUnited Center, University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables




Sept. 30 Oct 1-2, 2016 South Florida Orchid Society, Miami International Orchid Show, University of Miami,  BankUnited Center, University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables


Oct. 8-9,2017 Fort Pierce Orchid Socirty Show


Oct. 14-15-16, 2016 East Everglades Orchid Society Show, The show is staged in the gardens of rf Orchids, 28100 SW 182 Avenue, Homestead, Fl 33030  FREE ADMISSION, free parking. Gates open at 9 AM and close at 5 PM.


 Oct. 22-23, 2016 Naples Garden Club Show at the Collier Extension of the University of the University of Florida


Oct. 25, 2016 Lecture at the Gainesville Orchid Society Meeting - clubs welcome guests so come and see what the club offers.




Nov 3, 2016  Lecture at the Naples Orchid Society Meeting  clubs welcome guests so come and see what the club offers.


November 12, 2016  Free Orchid Seminar at the nursery - TOPICS - winter care of orchids and new this year condominium and indoor orchids and orchids for season residents, and anything else you request.


Nov. 19-20, 2016  Edison Ford Estates annual Garden show, McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers


Nov. 24, 2016 We wish you a thankful Thanksgiving





Dec. 3-4, 2016  Bonnet House Orchid Show, Fort Lauderdale Fl.



Jan. 13-15, 2017 Tamiami International Orchid Festival; The Sunshine Pavilion at the Fair and Expo Center, 10901 S.W. 24th St., Maimi, Fl 33165  This is a three day event this year.


Jan. 20-22, 2017  Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society Orchid Show, War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Fl., One of the biggest Society Shows in the United States - a so  not m,iss event  Discount admission coupons are available on their web site http://www.flos.org/




Feb. 10-12, 2017  Greater Orlando Orchid Society Show, At the Garden council house in Orlando.


Feb. 10+12, 2017  Edison Ford Estates Garden Show,  Macgregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL - no admission charge to the garden show, which is set up in the front of the admissions building.


Feb 18, 2017  Pine Island Garden Gala.  This the shortest show in Florida only 9-3:00 on Saturday.  But this is Pine Island, a piece of paradise in Florida, with many shops to visit in town and an assortment of good restaurants.  And of course lots of excellent plants to browse.




March 2-4, 2017  Englewood Orchid Society show.  Be careful of the dates this is a Friday Saturday show since the church needs the building back for Sunday.  It has moved back to the church at 701 N. Indiana  http://eaos.org/   Sharon will be doing this show.


March 2-4, 2017  37th Annual Orchid Show - Martin County Orchid Society.  Building A of the Martin County Fair Grounds, 2616 E. Dixie Hwy. (A1A) Stuart, Fl.  Jerry will be doing this show.


March 10-11-12, 2017  Fairchild International Orchid Show,  One of the bigger shows on the beautiful grounds of the Fairchild Botanical Gardens.


March ------  Naples Botanical Gardens.  4820 Bayshore Drive Naples, FL 34112   Since it reopened three years ago the Gardens has been expanding with new buildings and more gardens.  http://www.naplesgarden.org/show/naples-flower-show-and-market. NOTE that this is a Friday Saturday show no Sunday.


March -----  Port St. Lucie Orchid Society Show --- The 2016 Port St. Lucie Orchid Society orchid show runs from March 18th through the 20th. Hours are 10-5 Friday and Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday at the Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Boulevard Port St. Lucie.


March -----  Wilton Manor Garden Show at the Pride Center 2040 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL 33305


March ----  Flamingo Gardens Orchid and Bromeliad show.  3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330  We are not certain that we can attend this year but it has always been a good event.




April -----  Spring Orchid Seminar, care, potting, special requirements on seldom seen orchids.  This will be at the nursery at 10:30 AM.  The event is free but we ask you to pre-register at jerrymeola@gmail.com with the number of people attending.  This is to allow us to schedule a second time if the registrants are too many to accommodate at one time.  Our last seminar needed to scheduled a second session at 2:00.


April ---- Highlands County Orchid Society at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring, Fl. 


April ----  Vero Beach Orchid Society.   at Riverside Park in Vero Beach.


April ----  Greenthumb Festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Walter Fuller Rec. Center, 7891 26th Ave. N., St. Petersburg FL.  Free Parking and Free admission.  Largest Garden event in Florida over 200 vendors occupying 300 vendor booths.  http://www.stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb/




May ---- Volusia County Orchid Society Show, at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, Hester Bldg. located in Deland Fl  9-4 Saturday and Sunday Disount admission coupon http://www.volusiacountyorchidsociety.com/discount-coupon/


May ----  Punta Gorda Hibiscus Festival  300  W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda  We have exhibited at this event every year since it started but due to a conflict we may not attend.  Still a very good fun event that you should attend.