The Annual Kunia Orchid Show is coming up soon - March 23, 24, and 25th! Check out the press release below and remember, it is the week before Easter and a perfect time to pickup some orchids!
RENOWNED LOCAL ORCHID AUTHOR AND COLUMNIST
The “Orchid Diversity” session scheduled for Saturday, March 24 at 3:00 pm will be a presentation by a nationally renowned orchid expert Mr. Thomas Mirenda, the Director of Horticulture and Garden Operations for the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden in Hilo. Tom started as a Marine Biologist at UH Manoa before pursuing his love of horticulture. He held positions at the New York Botanical Garden and Brooklyn Botanic Garden before becoming Estate Gardener at the Greentree Estate in Long Island where he solidified his interest in orchids. Mr. Mirenda then spent 17 years with the Smithsonian Institution developing educational and ornamental orchid exhibitions. He has been a columnist for Orchids Magazine for twelve years and in 2017 co-authored and published The Book of Orchids containing intriguing and unusual information about 600 orchid species. He will be available to sign limited copies of his book that will be for sale at the show. This rare opportunity to hear such a renowned author is a “not to be missed” opportunity for all orchid enthusiasts.