Orchid Society


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The Mid-Lakes Orchid Society is a community of like-minded individuals celebrating the world of orchids.

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March 14, 2023

Mid-Lakes Orchid Society


Phillip Hamilton of Bredren Orchids, Apopka, FL

A well-known breeder of Phalaenopsis, Phillip was born and raised in Jamaica, inherited his father Claude’s passion for orchids, and grew up working in his parents’ orchid nursery, Hamlyn Orchids. Although his father’s true orchid passion is with the Jamaican native, Broughtonias, and their hybrids, Phillip’s passion leaned heavily toward Phalaenopsis, which he has been growing and hybridizing since the age of eight.  Phillip earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida in Gainesville and is an American Orchid Society Senior Judge.  Professionally, Phillip has worked for two major orchid production nurseries in Central Florida as a grower and grower/manager. In 2013 he formed his own business, Bredren Orchids, to facilitate the small-scale sale of some of the unique Phalaenopsis and Broughtonia species and hybrids he grows and breeds. Since 2017 he has managed Bredren Orchids full-time with the generous help of his wife, Liz.  Phillip will bring plants to sell at the meeting.

More information about Bredren Orchids: bredrenorchids.com


6:45 PM at the Venetian Center
(109 E. Dixie Ave, Leesburg, FL)


April 1, 2022

Mid-Lakes Orchid Society Auction

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Rogers Park Pavillion (610 S 9th St, Leesburg, FL)

Raffles, Auction, Light Refreshments

Good plants at cheap prices!

Checks or Cash Only

Plant Preview: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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MLOS meetings are held at
6:45 PM at the Venetian Center.
(109 E. Dixie Ave, Leesburg, FL)

The meeting will be held in the Griffin Room. The Venetian Center is located at the corner of Dixie and Canal. Enter on Canal (by the Ball Park and Marina entrance).

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