Our January speaker will be Scott Barrie. Scott will be with us from Kulnara, about 50 miles from Sydney, on Thursday January 14, at 7:00PM  (2:00PM on the 15th his time for those of you who are curious) to bring us up to date on “The Latest Developments in Sarcochilus”   

Owner: Miki Ichiyanagi

Sarcochilus grown by Miki Ichiyanagi

In addition to complex breeding programs for Cymbidiums and varicosum Oncidiums, Barrita Orchids has made significant advances in the commercialization of Sarcochilus, with outstanding results in the refining of this Australian native genus. Successes have included almost 200 registered hybrids which have received numerous awards from the AOC, Royal Horticultural Society and the AOS. Some of his current efforts can be seen at https://barritaorchids.com/collections/sarcochilus

If you are growing a hybrid Sarcochilus with “Kulnara” on its’ name tag all, or part of it, will be one or more of Scott’s creations.

Scott is co-owner and manager of Barrita Orchids, a commercial grower supplying quality potted plants to retail stores and nurseries throughout the east coast of Australia as well as cut flowers to markets Australia wide. He grew up around the benches and packing shed of his family’s nursery and has spent his entire working life in the orchid business. He was also a judge for the Australian Orchid Council (AOC) for over twenty years.