Long Island Orchid Festival 2018 June 1 - 3, 2018 Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park 9 AM to 5 PM The Long Island Orchid Society will be holding its Fifth Annual Long Island Orchid Festival on June 1 - 3, 2018 at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park. The festival will host numerous orchid vendors from around the world and include lectures from advanced orchid growers. Admission to the Long Island Orchid Festival is FREE, Planting Fields Arboretum Parking $8 per car, NYS Empire pass accepted. FREE for LIOS members (and AOS members with a valid membership card) during the Festival. Participating Vendors Dragon Agro Ecuagenera (Deadline for preorders May 14) J & L Orchids Kelley’s Korner Orchid Supplies Marlow Orchids Orchidphile Orquideas Katia Piping Rock Orchids RMP Orchids White Plains Orchids Artist and LIOS Member Nancy Wernersbach Landscape Orchid Seascape Floral Giclee Fine Artwork Oil Watercolor Artist Paintings Artist & LIOS Member Nancy Wernersbach will give an orchid painting demo from 12 to 2 pm on Sunday June 3 and the finished painting will be raffled. You could be the winner of an original piece of orchid art! Event Lecture times and dates Saturday, June 2, 11 AM Speaker: Peter Stegemann, LIOS President Topic: Basic Orchid Culture Sunday, June 3, 11 AM Speaker: Dave Taft, LIOS Board Member Topic: Growing Orchids on a Windowsill Sunday, June 3, 2 PM Speaker: Rich Heeseler, LIOS Treasurer Topic: Successful Orchid Growing in the Home Show us your Orchids! Hands on orchid repotting basics will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 12-2 PM at the Long Island Orchid Society table. Bring in your orchid in need of repotting for some friendly advice. Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park is Long Island’s premier public arboretum and historic site located in Oyster Bay, New York. A former Gold Coast estate, the arboretum is comprised of 409 acres of greenhouses, rolling lawns, formal gardens, woodland paths, and outstanding plant collections. The original historic estate buildings remain including the 65 room Tudor Revival mansion, Coe Hall, which is open for tours spring through fall. The grounds, landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers of Brookline, Massachusetts, are spectacularly beautiful year round. We hope to see you there!