The Orchid Society of Canberra was formed in late 1983 by about 20 orchid enthusiasts to exchange information and provide assistance with orchid growing in Canberra conditions. Membership now stands in excess of 100; meetings are lively and well attended. Monthly meetings feature interstate and local speakers, hints and problem discussion, an extensive library, trading table and the ever beautiful plant display and popular vote.
The trading table provides an opportunity for members to sell plants which are surplus to their needs or which they have raised for sale. A small commission is charged on sales. Also on sale are various orchid supplies (pots, cork etc). These supplies are for purchase by members only.
Members display flowering plants at the meetings. The popular vote involves all members present voting for the plant they consider the best in each category and the plant they consider the best overall.
The Society organises an annual spring show. The show is usually held on the middle or last weekend of September. For information on the next show click here.
Social activities for members are regularly organised, including bus trips, Open Greenhouses, bushwalks and workshops for beginners. Walks are also organised to look for and photograph local native orchids.
The Society publishes a bulletin six times a year that is full of orchid news and growing tips.
Encourages the growing of orchids. Meets 8pm first Wednesday of the month (except January).
Fees: Membership fees
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We meet at 8:00 PM the first Wednesday each Month
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