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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Orchid Spring Show in BBay Fri 6th and Sat 7th


The Batemans Bay Orchid and Foliage Society is holding the second of their three (3) annual shows in the auditorium of the Soldiers Club, Beach Road Batemans Bay. Entry is free.

The Spring Show is from 10am to 6pm on Friday 6th September and from 10am until 3pm on Saturday 7th September. Presentations of championship awards and drawing of the lucky door prize and a multi prize raffle start at 2.45pm on Saturday. You don’t have to be present to be a winner as long as you leave us a phone number where you can be reached.

The show will display the multiple genre of orchids that grow in this area. Once again, the cymbidium will most likely be the feature plant however; there will be a big range of other plant genre to look at. There are usually upwards of 150 plants on display. The colours, shapes, sizes and perfume are amazing. Please bring you camera along, as we love to see the members of the public with phones and cameras as it shows the appreciation they have for these plants that can consume the growers.

As usual, there will also be a display set up on a table near the front door. This will be set up to a theme. At the winter show, the theme reflected the Moon landing fifty years previously. I wonder what it will be this time? Come along and find out.

As judging happens on the Thursday evening, the lucky winners will have their orchids identified by cards and ribbons on the display tables and of course on the champions table.

The sales table will operate as usual with both flowering and non-flowering orchids as well as Orchid posies. Several local growers will also have plants for sale.

There will be a potting demonstration at 11am and 1pm both days. Club members are also on hand to answer any questions visitors may have.

The Native Show is on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October. This show is also in the Auditorium at the Soldiers Club in Batemans Bay and is open from 10am to 6pm on Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturday.

The Batemans Bay Orchid and Foliage Society meets on the first Monday of the month (except January) in the Soldiers Club. Benching is from 6.30pm, popular vote judging from 7pm with a general meeting starting at 7.30pm. The majority of the meetings will have a guest speaker discussing orchids in some way. Visitors are always welcome.


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