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Maui Orchid Society Hosts Valentine’s Show at Maui Mall, Feb. 11-13

February 4, 2016, 2:46 PM HST
* Updated February 4, 2:54 PM
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Photo credit: Maui Orchid Society.

Photo credit: Maui Orchid Society.

The Maui Orchid Society introduces new colors into the spectrum of Valentine’s Day, glorifying the exotic, the amazing and the rare at its Valentine’s Day Show at the Maui Mall, Feb. 11-13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On display will be an array of orchids grown by some of Maui’s premier hobbyists and professionals.  Many of the orchids will be offered for sale.

MOS Valentine’s Day Show chairperson and former president Bert Akitake said certified individuals with the American Orchid Society will judge the exhibit and ribbons will be awarded.

MOS members will also be available to the general public to answer questions regarding the growth and care of orchids.

“It’s a Maui Valentine tradition,” MOS board member Jeff Bagshaw said. “Generations of Mauians know where to shop for blooming bargains and that one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone.”


There will also be orchid-art for sale and an interactive corsage making class.


Celebrating its 75th year, the non-profit Maui Orchid Society is all about sharing and raising awareness.

Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday at the Wailuku Community Center commencing at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting is on February 16.

During this landmark year, other exhibits have been scheduled, including: Easter Show, March 24-26; Mother’s Day Show, May 5-7; and Orchidland at the Maui Fair in October.


These shows and the monthly general membership meetings enable MOS members and the public to learn more about the unique opportunity to raise orchids on Maui.

“Growing orchids on Maui is within reach of all, not just a few,” Akitake said.

For more information, including membership, call (808) 283-5486.

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