Phillip Hamilton to Speak at June 2 Meeting

We are excited to announce that Phillip Hamilton, of Bredren Orchids, will speak about Phalaenopsis at our meeting on Thursday, June 2.

Born and raised in Jamaica, Phillip 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 more 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, and details about pre-orders and a discount code will be sent to Houston Orchid Society members by email.

Pre-Orders for the Meeting

Phillip will bring orchids for sale to the meeting. He is also offering a 10% pre-order discount to Houston Orchid Society members to be delivered at the meeting with no delivery charge. To take advantage of this offer, please follow these instructions:

  • Pre-orders with a 10% discount will be available from his website (bredrenorchids.com) from now until May 18 at 11:59pm.
  • The discount code is TEXASTALK2022 (all caps).
  • Phillip has just added new orchids to his website and expects to add additional plants intermittently over the next several weeks, so if you don’t find what you want right away, check back closer to May 18.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Visit bredrenorchids.com and make your selections.
  • When you have completed your selections, scroll to the top of the page and click on the shopping cart icon found in the top right corner, then select “Checkout” on the following page.
  • Enter your email address, then click “Continue.”
  • In the “Order Options” section, click on “Pickup” and then select the meeting location for pickup. (It is very important that you select the correct pickup location because only Houston pre-orders will be shipped to Houston.) Click “Continue.”
  • In the “Payments and Discounts” section, enter the discount code TEXASTALK2022 (all caps) in the designated area and click “Apply.” Enter your payment information, then click “Continue.”
  • Review your purchase options and finalize the order.