Coming Events

General Meetings of the OSC
Benching Orchids at OSC Meetings
Other OSC Events
Horticultural Society of Canberra
Events of Other Organisations

Society General Meetings

Information for new or intending members on the society and its meeting arrangements is here.

Doors open 7:30pm for setup and benching of plants, meeting commences 8:00pm.
If you have a sick plant and want advice, bring it to the meeting in a sealed plastic bag and our experts will look at it.
Venue: 7th Day Adventist Church, cnr Gould and Macleay Sts, Turner
4 December
Topic: Xmas Party
Quizzes, benching of plants. NO sales table. Please bring a plate of food to share.
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Benching Orchids at OSC Meetings

The Society has implemented a more structured process for benching of orchids at its general meetings. For each plant being benched members are asked to complete a benching card identifying the class of the plant, its name and the members name, and place this with their plant in the marked area for that class. Plant classes will be fixed for all meetings so cards can be prefilled or cards will be available for completing at the meeting. The plant classes do not distinguish between species and hybrids and provides additional classes for novice growers:
benching classes

In other respects the classes follow fairly closely the classifications used for our show (see Definitions 2019 show) and in Appendix 1 of our book.

The benching cards can be downloaded here: The cards allow for plant number to be entered by the marshal. An example of a completed card:

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Other Society Events

21,22 March
Orchid Workshop
hosted by the Sapphire Coast Orchid Club
Venue: Merimbula RSL
(Ground Floor)
This annual workshop is rotated between various South East orchid clubs, including Canberra. Speakers will be David Brooks, Gary Hart and Marita Anderson. Attendance is limited to members of the orchid clubs.
Information and registration form pdf word
19,20 Sept 2020
Annual Spring Orchid Show
hosted by the Canberra Orchid Society
Venue: Function rooms
Ainslie Football Club
52 Wakefield Av
For information

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Horticultural Society of Canberra 2020

7-8 March
Autumn Flower Show
Wesley Centre, National Circuit, Forrest
18-20 Sept
Spring Bulb and Camelia Show
Wesley Centre, National Circuit, Forrest
24-25 Oct
Iris, Rhododendron and Azalea Show
Wesley Centre, National Circuit, Forrest
7-9 Nov
Spring Exhibition and Rose Show
Wesley Centre, National Circuit, Forrest.

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Events of Other Organisations 2020

Events of possible interest to Canberra members. We try to keep the information accurate. Please advise if there are any errors. A list of all orchid show dates in NSW is on the Orchid Society of NSW website
4-5 Apr
Sat 8am-4pm
Sun 9am-4pm
Collectors Plant Fair
Hawkesbury Race Club
17-19 May
Fri/Sat 9am-4pm
Sun 9am-3pm
Orchids Out West
Hawkesbury Race Club
28-29 June
Sat 9am-4pm
Sun 9am-3pm
Mingara Orchid Fair
Mingara Recreation Club, Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi
11-12 July
Sat 9am-4pm
Sun 9am-4pm
Shoalhaven Orchid Society Show
Bomaderry Bowling Club,
154 Meroo Rd, Bomaderry
14-16 Aug
Fri/Sat: 9am-4pm
Sun: 9am-3pm
St Ives Orchid Fair
St Ives Showground
5-6 Sep
Sat: 9am-4pm
Sun: 9am-4pm
Shoalhaven Orchid Society Spring Show
Bomaderry Bowling Club, Bomaderry
2 - 4 Oct
Fri/Sat 9am-4pm
Sun 9am-2pm
Southern Orchid Spectacular
Sutherland Basketball Stadium,
Waratah Park, Old Pacific Highway, Sutherland
24 Oct
Sat 9am-4pm
Shoalhaven Orchid Society Show
Bomaderry Bowling Club
154 Meroo Rd, Bomaderry

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