Something a little different this month….through the magic of technology, Michael Benedito will talk to us from Kew Gardens about the Orchid Collection he is assembling for the Botanical Gardens in his home of Madeira. In the photo you see some Stanhopeas being packed up in England to make the long and arduous trip to Madeira. If you look up Michael’s name on the internet, you can read more about his undertaking to save this renowned collection of orchids and see more of his photos. As usual, the meeting will take place in Room 5 (subject to availability), Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington, ON. The formal meeting starts at 2 pm but you are invited to arrive any time after 1 pm to socialize and interact with vendors. Members and guests welcome.