Landscape exhibits captivated the visiting public at the HortiKultura Filipina 2018 at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.
There were several exhibition sites which included the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak (Flower Garden), Tropical Garden, Elevated Garden, Runnex and the QCX Museum.
The PHSI family together with HortiKultura Filipina 2018 honorary over-all chairman Mr Joselito Campos Jr., honorary co-chairmen Mr. Efren Chatto and Mr. Arsenio Barcelona, QC Parks Dev’t. Admin. Head Engineer Zaldy dela Rosa, Mayor Herbert Bautista, Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and Senator Cynthia Villar
Among the guests of honors were Philippine Orchid Society ‘s president Corazon Purificacion, Ambassador Preciosa Soliven of O.B. Montessori and Conchita Claudio Carpio-Morales (Ombudsman)
Thailand Best Fern Group (non- competing )- most of the ferns exhibited by the members were award winning ferns exhibited at the show in Thailand.
Interesting display of terrariums, vivariums and aquarium set-up by Ms. Tiffany Chan, Ikebana and Ikenobo flower arrangement display, an art exhibition and furniture set display.
Plant laboratory and basic aeseptic culture dubbed as “Test Tube Babies”, This showcases the different plant varieties which can be tissue culture in a laboratory.
Among the most popular test tube plants were orchids, carnivorous plants, pineapples, sundrew, gardenia and other economical crops like bananas and dragon fruit.
Second place -urban edible landscape executed by Ms. Maura Ballogan & Mr. Ted Buco
There is also an interesting vertical garden which promotes growing vegetables such as lettuce, herbs and ornamental plant.
Villar Sipag booth-showcase urban garden with vegetables, adaptive use of discarded plastic containers, organic soil compost from organic household waste and livelihood projects. Villar Sipag booth also gave away sacks of compost soil mixture to the visitors of the show.
(Mother’s Garden) which won first place
This landscape exhibition showcased Thai statues with flowing water and dozens of bromeliads , bonsai trees and simple background with bamboo plants.
second place- Del’s Garden
third place- Green-1
There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 50.00 for the general public, Php 20.00 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s within the 5 exhibition sites. The show is until February 11, 2018 .
Photo courtesy of Mr. Adrian Isidro, Ms. Aubrey Cabato, Ms. Tiffany Cham, Ms. Maura Ballogan and Mr. Julio Yap Jr.