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Broughtonias and Their Hybrids, presented by Phillip Hamilton
June 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the monthly meeting for the Heart of Texas Orchid Society as the guest speaker, Phillip Hamilton, of Bredren Orchids presents on “Broughtonias and Their Hybrids.” This meeting will take place in person at Zilker Botanical Garden and online.
About the Speaker:
Phillip Hamilton was born and raised in Jamaica where he inherited his dad’s passion for orchids and grew up working in his parents’ orchid nursery, Hamlyn Orchids. Although his dad’s true orchid passion is with the Jamaican native Broughtonias and their hybrids, Phillip’s passion leaned heavily toward Phalaenopsis, which he has been growing and hybridizing since the age of eight. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida in
Gainesville, and is an American Orchid Society (AOS) Senior Judge.
Professionally, Phillip has worked for two major orchid production nurseries in Central Florida as a grower and grower/manager. In 2013 he formed his own business (part-time), Bredren Orchids, to facilitate the small-scale sale of some of the more unique Phalaenopsis and Broughtonia species and hybrids he grows and breeds. He has now managed Bredren Orchids full-time since 2017, with the generous help of his wife, Liz. They are currently working on developing this business into more than just the mail-order-only entity it now is.
Heart of Texas Orchid Society