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13th South African Paphiopedilum Symposium

The Northern Gauteng Orchid Society will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2017 by hosting an event that has become synonymous with the erstwhile Orchid Society of Northern Transvaal (now known as the NGOS). The NGOS’s Paphiopedilum Symposium promises to be a fantastic event for all orchid enthusiasts who are crazy about the slippers of the orchid world.

Here are some quick facts about the 13th South African Paphiopedilum Symposium:

  • The symposium takes place on 17 June 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Four speakers will be presenting talks on Slippers:
    • Frank Cervera (two talks) – New Phragmipedium species & Culture of Phragmipediums
    • Gavin McDonald – Current trends in breeding and recent awards in Paphiopedilum
    • Nollie Cilliers – TBA
    • Olaf Gruss (two talks) – Paphiopedilum rotschildianum hybrids & Recent Paphiopedilum Hybrids
  • The symposium will be hosted at the Encore Theatre Complex in Stanza Bopape Street, Pretoria.

For more information, contact Aletta Page at twopages@vodamail.co.za.

Click here for the Registration Form