GardenNews.biz - Mar 17,2017 - NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN - Kaplan Memorial Orchid Show & Sale 2017
Date and Time:
Date(s) - Friday, March 17th, 2017 - Sunday, March 19th, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Don’t miss the Arthur Kaplan Memorial Orchid Show and Sale beginning Friday, March 17 thru Sunday, March 19. This event is held from 9am to 5pm daily in the Baker Hall Visitors Center and is included with Garden admission.
Two special talks
Chris Purver (Eric Young Orchid Foundation Curator), will speak Saturday, March 18th, and Sunday, March 19th, at 2:00PM both days. Both sessions are open to the public.
Saturday talk: “A Tour Around Jersey ‘The Orchid Way’ – Take a tour around the parishes of Jersey, discover some history, the sights and orchids that bear their name.
Sunday talk: “Phragmipediums Old and New from the EYOF” – The talk will include a brief resume of the Foundation, before moving on to look at the culture of, and breeding work with this genus.
Chris Purver bio:
Chris Purver has had a great passion for plants since his early childhood, and has been fortunate enough to continue this into his professional career. His training focused on commercial horticulture; specializing in ornamental plant production. Since graduating he has enjoyed a varied career at some of the major nurseries within the UK horticultural industry. His last position within UK mainland horticulture was with a horticultural charity, to develop and manage a large and successful horticulture unit. Seeking a new challenge he moved to Jersey in 1998 to take up a post at the Eric Young Orchid Foundation, one of the world’s most prestigious orchid centers, becoming curator in 2002.
Being curator involves not only the operation of a successful tourist attraction, but also overseeing our hybridizing program, regularly exhibiting at major international orchid shows, and presenting lectures at national and international level. He is also an accredited judge for the British Orchid council (BOC), and serves as a judge and currecnt Vice Chair for the Orchid Committee of the Royal Horticultural society (RHS). He also serves on the RHS Advisory Sub committee on Orchid Hybrid Registration Advisory Group (OHRAG)