Lifelong Learning: Orchid Care for Beginners
  • Naples Botanical Garden 4820 Bayshore Drive
  • Naples, Florida
  • 34112
  • (239) 643-7275

Event Information

with Accredited American Orchid Society Judge, Bill Overton.

Class Title: Orchid Care for Beginners

Instructor: Bill Overton

Class Description: The immense beauty of orchids can be intimidating for the novice caregiver. If you aren't sure how to keep your orchid happy, begin by signing up for this class! Accredited American Orchid Society Judge, Bill Overton, will answer all your questions on basic orchid care and demonstrate the proper ways to repot and mount orchids. Feel free to bring in your orchid from home to get Bill's specific advice.

Date: April 12, 2014

Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Location: Kapnick Center; White Classroom (124)

Class Size: 12 participants

Cost: $10 Garden Members/ $15 Non-members

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 4, 2014 by 5:00pm

Instructor Bio: Bill Overton began growing orchids about 40 years ago on Long Island, New York. At one point, his collection included 4000 plants! Bill was recruited to be a judge for the American Orchid Society, and became accredited in 2001. When Bill moved to south Florida, he was excited to learn how to successfully grow orchids in our subtropical environment. Currently, Bill serves as treasurer for the Naples Orchid Society and represents this group as an “orchid doctor” at Naples Botanical Garden during season.

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