Regular Meeting – Monday, September 8th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

We have Fred Clark of Sun Set Valley Orchids, Inc. as our speaker for September. Fred will be giving his presentation titled: Spotted and Splashed Cattleyas. Fred has indicated his presentation has good information for the beginner and advanced grower.

Fred is bring orchids for sale and is excepting pre orders. A ten percent discount will apply to pre orders and there is no minimum. Contact information: Phone: (760) 310-0778, email:

We will be hosting Fred at the Kyoto Japanese Restaurant starting at 5:30 pm before the meeting. The Kyoto restaurant is located at 1080 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City.

Bio –

Fred Clarke
Sunset Valley Orchids

Fred Clarke has been growing orchids for since 1977 and has been hybridizing for 35 of those years. With over 32 years as a professional grower and manager in the horticultural industry, Fred applies these skills at his orchid nursery; Sunset Valley Orchids, located in San Diego, California.

He is a passionate orchid grower whose curiosity in orchids is broad and varied. Although developing Cattleya hybrids has been his sustaining interest, he is also actively creating new Catasetinae, Paphiopedilum and Australian Dendrobium hybrids.

His pioneering work in Catasetum intergeneric breeding has led to the development of several notable hybrids, most recently the grex, Fredclarkeara After Dark, which produced “the blackest flower ever witnessed”. This grex has received eight FCC’s, six AM’s and the coveted ‘Award of Distinction’ on the first flowers shown for judging!

Fred is an internationally acclaimed speaker and travels extensively within USA, Canada, South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. He is an accredited American Orchid Society Judge in the Pacific South region. His plants have received hundreds of quality awards from the American Orchid Society.

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