Joe Dorrian, who has managed the orchid collection at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden for more than a year, will share information about his favorite orchids and answer questions during the First Tuesday Presentation noon-1 p.m. Feb. 3 at the garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road. Dorrian started growing orchids at age 9 when he bought an orchid during a field trip to the Bronx Botanical Gardens. After high school, he traveled the world in the U.S. Navy, and saw the large and diverse orchid specimens in southeast Asia. After returning to civilian life, he moved to the island of Kauai, Hawaii, and worked for Olu-Pua Botanical Gardens and Hawaii Farms, where he imported and exported flowering plants and arrangements. Upon returning to the continental U.S., he worked for Venamy Orchids in Brewster, N.Y., as head grower and manager. The presentations is free with garden admission: adults, $12; seniors 60 and older, $10; and children 4-12, $6. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. For more information, visit www.DSBG.org or call 704-825-4490.
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