Tuesday, January 16, 2018
— Postponed due to the impending inclement weather —
Location: Cheekwood Botanical Gardens – directions, 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville Tennessee 37205
Please join us at Cheekwood Jan. 16th at 7pm to welcome Linda Wilheim from Woodland Orchids as she presents “Oncidium Types and their Culture”. She will be bringing plants for sale.
Linda Wilhelm started growing orchids in 1980. It was the beginning of a severe addiction. After meeting her future husband, Rolf in 1985, the addiction got out of hand when he too got involved with orchids.
When the hobby developed into a serious passion for both Linda and Rolf, they started their business Woodland Orchids. When first starting, they specialized in breeding warm tolerant Oncidiinae but as is often the case, their interest changed and now their main breeding efforts are miniature and compact cattleya hybrids. They also breed several different species and have made some wonderful Stanhopea hybrids.
An Accredited Judge with the AOS, Linda is very active in the judging program, having served in various positions with the Carolinas Judging Center including her current job of the Training Coordinator, 5 years as the Chair of the Center and six years as a Trustee for the American Orchid Society. She enjoys being involved in shows outside her region, including offshore shows in Central America and the islands. “It offers such an opportunity to see a different variety of orchids as well as an opportunity to extend my group of friends.” She is a frequent guest speaker at orchid societies all over the USA as well as having lectured in Brazil, Trinidad, Barbados, Haiti and Guatemala. She is really looking forward to judging the first AOS sanctioned show in Kenya in October of 2018.