Noel and Bebet Aton with their Best Plant-in-Show Aglaonema Molodoklo
Meet the winningest couple at the garden competitions in the Kadayawan Agri Trade Fair currently going on until August 31, 2019 at the SM Annex grounds in Ecoland, Davao City. They are Noel and Bebet Aton who used to be connected with the Davao City government until they decided to go on their own to engage in landscaping as a business. That was after they got married in 2009. As early as 2,000, however, Bebet was already engaged in gardening as a hobby and sold plants for profit.
Going on their own was a wise move for the couple. They are doing a lot of landscaping jobs, including the maintenance of the gardens of SM Davao City at Ecoland and SM in General Santos City. For their landscaping requirements, Noel maintains a two-hectare farm in Bukidnon where he grows landscaping trees. On the other hand, Bebet has her own collection of rare orchids and ornamentals that they market as well as for showcasing in landscaping and pant competitions.
Consider the awards they garnered at the Kadayawan garden show. They romped away with the First Prize in the landscape booth competition. They also got the Best Plant-in-Show award with their huge Aglaonema Molodoklo originally from Bangkok; the Best Orchid-in-Show for their Rodrigueza venusta from Venezuela with 20 flower spikes; First Prize in Waling-Waling; First to Third Prizes in Philippine Orchid Species (Aerides alba).
While Noel takes care of landscaping trees, Bebet has her own collection of rare aroids, bromeliads, ferns, hoya, orchids and many others.