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First Annual Summer Exotic Plant and Orchid Festival Blooms in Westminster

Summer Exotic Plant and Orchid Festival

By Justin Cooley


The Newport Harbor Orchid Society (NHOS) will be hosting the Annual Exotic Plant and Orchid Festival at the Westminster Mall, from August 9to August 11.

The festival will also host various local Vietnamese and Chinese artists as well as other member of the NHOS.

“Our shows and demonstrations have been very successful in introducing these beautiful flowers to the general public, while also satisfying the needs of experienced growers looking for hard-to-find specimens,” said Ha Bui, spokesperson for NHOS. Show admission and parking are free and the event is handicap accessible.

According to Bui, a nationally recognized expert in the hobby, interest in these beautiful flowers and other exotic plants continues to blossom in the region. Among the vendors, he expects to see a wide range of plants for growers at all levels of expertise available to purchase. Some of the more sought after varieties include: Cattleyas, Lady Slipper orchids, and Magnolia champaca. Other exotic plants that will be seen include bonsais, hybrid fruit trees and more.

NHOS is an extremely large and active nonprofit organization with over 150 participating active members from communities all over the Southern California region. Founded in 1979, the organization aims to nurture the culture, cultivation, and, conservation of orchids and to educate members of both the organization and of the public about orchids. In order to reach its education goals, NHOS hosts a number of special activities and social events throughout the year. These events include an annual greenhouse and garden tour of members’ growing areas, visits to orchid nurseries located in Southern California, a winter orchid show and sale, an annual banquet and more.

For more information visit http://www.nhosinfo.org/or the organization’s Facebook page.