Orchid Society

Monthly Meeting - TBA with Francisco Miranda

  • 10 Oct 2017
  • 7:30 PM
  • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

Please have your plants on the show table no later than 7 p.m. Come early to shop, socialize with your orchid friends and grab a snack. Bring in a snack to share and receive a second raffle ticket. 

Topic: TBA

Speaker: Francisco Miranda

Francisco will be bringing plants for sale. If you would like to preorder, please do so by 10/05/2017 using the Franciso Miranda Preorder List and his website

Miranda Orchids started in 1999 and is a nursery specializing in growing mainly selected Cattleya alliance species. In a sense, it is a continuation of Boa Vista Orchids, a nursery they ran in Brazil from 1986 until they moved to Central Florida. Many of the plants available are produced in our lab and nursery from our extensive collection of stud plants. The rest are brought from Brazil to increase variety and novelty. 

Being native Brazilians, and having had a nursery for many years, the Mirandas know that there is a lot of development in Cattleya species being done there. This is mostly because a lot of those species are native from Brazil (including all the bifoliate Cattleyas) and because these plants are favorites of growers there. Of course having lived and grown orchids for a long time there, they know most of the growers and what is being produced and go there several times a year to make sure they are kept up-to-date. 

Miranda Orchids also grows other Brazilian species so if you are looking for something in particular do not hesitate in contact them. Their goal is to be your number one source for selected Brazilian orchids.

Miranda Orchids is owned by Maria Cristina and Francisco Miranda, both born in Brazil and living in the U.S. since 1999.

Francisco Miranda
A taxonomist, naturalist and orchid grower, Francisco travels extensively in the U.S. and internationally speaking at orchid-related events and meetings. He has been doing this since 1988, while still living in Brazil. The subjects of these presentations (as shown in their own page here) reflect Francisco's extensive travels to study orchids in their natural environments.

Maria Cristina Miranda
Also a biologist, Cristina takes care of the lab production and day-to-day nursery operation.

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