31 KINGS HOUSE AVENUE, KINGSTON 6, JAMAICA, W.I.
Hamlyn Orchids a small, family owned business, located in Kingston, Jamaica. It is owned and operated by Claude and Elizabeth (Betty) Hamilton, and was founded in 1983. Claude has been growing orchids for over fifty years and is a former President of the Jamaica Orchid Society and is a life member Jamaica Horticultural Society and the Dobermann Pinscher Club of Jamaica. He is an Accredited Judge of the Jamaica Orchid Society since 1986 and of the American Orchid Society since 2000. He is affiliated with the Florida Caribbean Judging Center of the American Orchid Society in Miami, and has judged and lectured in over 34 countries. At age 14 he was one of the founders of the St. James Horticultural Society in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He is well known as a hybridizer (breeder) of orchids and lectures on orchids, orchid culture and orchid judging. Perhaps best known as a breeder of Broughtonias, Encyclia , Myrmecophila, Laelia and their hybrids. He has also bred award winning Oncidinae, Dendrobiums and Phalaenopsis and Vandas. His hybrids have won many awards at orchid shows in several countries.
has bred Dobermann Pinschers as well as a variety of other breeds of
dogs as a hobby and frequently exhibited dogs at shows in Jamaica.
He is a founder member of the Dobermann Pinscher Club of Jamaica and
has been a member of the Jamaica Kennel Club since 1971. He served
for many years as a member of the club's Executive Committee and as
Honorary Secretary. He is a founder member of the Dobermann Pinscher
Club of Jamaica and served as it's first President. He was elected a
Life Member of the club.
the orchids grown at Hamlyn Orchids are propagated
from seed in our own facilities in Kingston. We are well known
internationally as growers of interesting species and hybrids and
our inventory of plants covers a very wide spectrum of warm growing
types from botanical curiosities to pot plants. We have plants
of all sizes from flask to blooming size for sale. The main criteria
that we use in hybridizing are that the plants produced in our
facility must grow well in hot climates, must be easily grown and
flowered and must be of the highest possible quality. In May 2017
Claude as presented with an award by The American Orchid Society for
excellence in hybridizing. Hundreds of plants produced at our nursery
have won quality or botanical awards from The American Orchid
Society as well as other orchid societies in other parts of the
world. Our plants have been exported to all the continents.
has for many years served as the chair of judging at the Jamaica
Orchid Society and at other orchid shows in Jamaica. One of his
hobbies is photography and serves in a honorary role as awards
photographer at all six American Ochid Society judged events in
export wholesale quantities worldwide by air cargo or by DHL. Prices
quoted are FOB our nursery. All retail sales are handled at our
nursery or at shows that we attend, both in Jamaica and overseas.
Claude gives lectures and presentations to orchid enthusiasts in
several countries at shows or other orchid related events and
frequently sells plants at these events as well.
Importing countries usually require that the importer first obtain an import permit and that each shipment of plants be accompanied by a C.I.T.E.S. Certificate (indicating that the plants are either artificially produced or are not endangered in the wild) and a Phyto-sanitary Certificate, indicating that the plants were inspected and found to be free of pests and diseases.
We do not have a printed catalogue or price list other than our listing on this site.
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