The return of the Fall Bank Show & Sale as the Jean & Ed Gilliland Memorial Show & Sale was a great success. We would like to thank the Commerce Bank & Trust for their partnership and our local vendors who helped make this happen.

Ecuagenera and Krull/Smith

Central Florida Orchid Soceity

Orchids in Bloom

Bredren Orchids

The bank show was a joint effort between Ed Gilliland and Commerce Bank & Trust (then Commerce National Bank) this show was held annually until about 15 years ago.  Jean and Ed were both prominent life members in our society for over 30 years. Ed was a past president as well as a judge and an exceptional grower. His favorite were Vandas and some of the unusual species. His wife Jean, ran the Artistic group that met monthly making cut orchid arrangements. They both were great friends of the society and volunteered regularly. Since this show was originally chaired by Ed Gilliland we thought it fitting to honor them both.  

2023 Orchid Show & Sale

Thank you for a great show

Congradulations Jeannie and Sam for a beautiful display. 

The AOS judges awarded it Best in Show and Best Show Theme!!

Members were awarded

   1 Blue Ribbon and Best in Class Trophy,
5 Second Place Ribbons
4 Third Place Ribbons

Joyce Gibault’s  Den. Frosty Dawn was pulled by the AOS judges and was given an AM award (Award of Merit) of 86 pts

Vendors Thank you for making this a very successful show!

Our 2023 Vendors

  • Florida SunCoast Orchids

  • Accent Orchids

  • Spingwater Orchids

  • Krull Smith Orchids

  • Breden Orchids

  • Ecuagenera Nursery

  • Odoms Orchids

  • Miranda Orchids

  • Ritter’s Tropic Orchid Nursery

  • Smiley’s Orchids

  • Adkins Orchids

  • S&O Orchids

  • Orchids in Bloom

  • Exotic Plants AM

  • Joanna’s Orchid Pottery

  • OFE Orchid Supplies