AOC Conference & Show
"Wild About Orchids"
Johan Hermans of the UK (Orchids of Madagascar)
Johan Hermans has been growing and studying
orchids for over 25 years, he has written and lectured extensively on
a variety of orchid-related subjects including: the genus Dracula, Pleurothallidinae,
the History of the RHS Orchid Committee, but his real passion is Madagascar
and its orchids. He has travelled, lectured and judged widely making valuable
contacts in the worldwide orchid community.
* Past chairman British Orchid Council Judging Committee with responsibility for training new judges and continuous development of 130 orchid judges on the scheme through symposia and conferences. Now member of the BOC judging committee.
* Westonbirt medal 2005 for best grown plant.
* Actively participated in five World Orchid Conferences
and gained five Gold,
Committees & Distinctions
* World Orchid Conference Trustee.
*Board member European Orchid Council.
* Fellow of the Linnean Society of London.
* Chairman of the International Orchid Committee.
* Delegate to the British Orchid Council.
* Member of the RHS Awards Committee.
* Member of the editorial panel to The Orchid Review.
* Member of the Conservation Committee of the American Orchid Society.
* Part of the organising team for the London European Orchid Conference, with special responsibility for judging.
Publications & Research
* Compiled and maintain a database of all orchids awarded
by the RHS; published a popular CD of these together with a complete subject
& author index of the Orchid Review.