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San Diego Botanic Garden Orchid Clinic  

  • San Diego Bontanic Garden 230 Quail Gardens Drive Encinitas, CA, 92024 United States (map)

Participants choose one or all of the four great education sessions. Each session is presented by local expert orchid growers who will impart valuable, easy to use information on how to select, grow and care for orchids. Local orchid vendors will be on hand selling orchids and available to answer questions.

10 am-Nico Goossens - TBA
11 am-Don Doerfler - Orchid Problem Clinic
1 pm-John Oswalt - How to Mount Orchids and Successfully Grow Them
2 pm-Dave Hoffmaster - Orchids 101 - Learn How to Grow Some of the Most Popular Orchids

Public is welcome to shop the orchid sale

Cost: Free with paid admission or Garden membership. Free for American Orchid Society Members and Southern California Society Members(must show card at Welcome Center)

John Oswalt began growing orchids over 40 years ago when he was in high school.  After college, he put this hobby on hold due to a demanding career and corporate relocations.  After John retired in 2012 he embraced his hobby again in a big way.  John grew a collection of orchids in Atlantic Beach Florida and then moved his collection to San Diego in 2016.  John was a member of the Jacksonville Orchid Society and now is active in the San Diego County Orchid Society.  John focuses mostly on Cattleya orchids, but has a broader collection in his two greenhouses.  He has had good success with his plants and has many practical lessons to share  (for ticket information)