Jim Longwell has decades of experience growing and showing orchids, and has received dozens of AOS awards for flower quality. While he specializes in growing many unusual genera, his Vandas are truly exceptional and are his “passion.” Jim is a GREAT speaker, and his “Orchid Tips and Tricks” demonstrations and other Orchid-themed presentations are a popular hit among orchid lovers. Jim is happy to share practical advice that you can immediately put into practice growing and blooming your own beautiful orchids. Jim is also a creator of extraordinary orchid exhibits large and small and has often won the coveted AOS Show Trophy, competing against commercial growers with vast resources. Jim is widely recognized as one of the most knowledgeable orchid hobbyist growers in Florida. Professionally, Jim is a builder in downtown Naples, having enjoyed a successful corporate career, building award-winning communities in West Palm Beach and Naples. A founding member of GCOA, he continues to share time, knowledge, artistry and talent with orchidists locally and worldwide.