Everything About Orchids
As founders and owners of Parkside Orchid Nursery, Tom Purviance and John Salventi have spanned a period of dynamic growth and change in the international orchid industry. They began as hobbyists in 1986 and entered the commercial orchid world as owners of Delaware River Orchids in 1987. In 1992 they created Parkside Orchid Nursery Inc. in Ottsville, PA and operated it as owners/managers for 20 years. Parkside became one of the most respected orchid nurseries in the United States for the orchid hobbyists offering a diversity of orchid genera from five greenhouses. They also provided wholesale orchid services to the northeastern region of the US.
In June of 2012, following the sale of the nursery, they created Salventi-Purviance Enterprises, LLC in order to continue to provide orchid consultation, lecturing and teaching, and sales of greenhouses. Their services are available to orchid hobbyists and professionals alike.
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It's Springtime, the perfect time to let us assist you in the rejuvination of your house plant or greenhouse plant collection.
Calling all orchid enthusiasts!
Spend the day with Tom and John at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA to learn what makes an orchid an orchid, orchid culture and care, how to grow orchids under lights, how and when to repot and more. Bring an orchid for evaluation. Purchase an orchid from John and Tom's private stock or the Virginia Orchid Society. Visit the Garden's winter orchid display in the conservatory.