Photo By Muchael Porter
The Big Island isn’t dubbed the ‘Orchid Isle’ for nothing. Last year 3,800 people came out to see the largest collection of flowering beauties in Hawaii at the Hilo Orchid Show and this year even more are expected.
Why did people travel from 26 different states and 14 countries to come to the show? Well, to start with there are so many different types of orchids you are most likely going to see one you’ve never seen before. Some species of orchids are so rare they can fetch thousands of dollars for a single plant. But really, as most enthusiast will tell you, there is something about orchids; they’re mysterious, beautiful, and always exquisitely delicate.
This year we are sure to be dazzled at the 62nd Annual Hilo Orchid Show and Sale. With thousands of orchids under one roof including exotic species and hybrids not regularly seen, how can we not be? The show takes place August 1st 9:00am to 6:00pm, August 2nd 9:00am to 5:00pm, and August 3rd 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Edith Kanaka`ole Stadium (350 Kalanikoa Street, Hilo). Below are some of the highlights from the three day event.
Lectures & Demonstrations: Enjoy informal demonstrations given by knowledgeable speakers. If you’re just getting started you’ll want to go to “Basic Orchid Culture” with Karen Kimmerle. More advanced gardeners will be interested in “Mounting Orchids on Tree Branches” with Jeff Fendentz or “Landscaping with Orchids” taught by John Jusczak,
Live Entertainment: Throughout the show there will be a variety of live acts. Some of the performers include: Puna Taiko drummers, JAZZ×2, Aunty Diana Aki, the Orchid Isle Orchestra, and more.
Fashion Show: Wahine Toa Designs will display new designs for men and women during a fashion show accompanied by live Hawaiian music. Wahine Toa Designs is known for its Polynesian style.
So, what are you waiting for? Mark your calendar. The 62nd Hilo Orchid Society Show is sure to be educational and fun.
Orchid Nursery, Kapoho
Have you ever thought about owning your own orchid nursery?
On the East Cape of the Big Island in sunny Kapoho there is a thriving cut orchid flower nursery for sale. The nursery has been almost fully replanted for a full 5 year production cycle with a number of back up replacement plants. This nursery specializes in Dendrobium and Vanda cut flower orchids for local and export sales to the US mainland.
Nursery includes 3.5 acres of shade house, a caretaker’s cottage, propagation greenhouses, packing house, and a staff of experienced employees. If you’re interested in a flowering business, this is the property for you.
For more information about Big Island nurseries or other commercial property listings, please get in touch with us at MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty.