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Coming Orchid Events

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

Society General Meetings

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

Be aware that meeting dates, arrangements and presenters may be affected by changes in COVID requirements.
Doors open from 6:00pm for setup and benching of plants, meeting commences 7:30pm.
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: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie.
5 October
Topic: Pests and Diseases in Orchids
Presenter: Jane Wright
Jane is an entomologist - hear from the expert on these annoying troubles.
2 November
Topic: Growing a Mixed Collection
Presenter: Michael Coker
It is always a challenge to grow a variety of orchids that have different environmental requirements. Michael will give some tips.
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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 and a class for junior:

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.

Members can check their Novice/Open status for 2022 here.

The benching cards can be downloaded from:

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


Members have the option of voting electronically (paper forms still available). The voting form is accessed by smart phone by using the camera function to scan a QR code at the meeting.

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Other Society Events

17,18 Sept 2022
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 10am-3pm
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 2022


These shows typically include a section for orchids which Orchid Society members are encouraged to support.
For latest information, see the Horticultural Society website.

17-18 Sept
Spring Bulb and Camelia Show
Lancaster Hall, Wesley Centre, National Circuit, Forrest
Show schedule
29-30 Oct
Iris, Rhododendron and Azalea Show
Lancaster Hall, Wesley Centre, National Circuit, Forrest
Show schedule
12-13 Nov
Spring Exhibition and Rose Show
Lancaster Hall, Wesley Centre, National Circuit, Forrest
Show schedule
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Events of Other Orchid Clubs 2022

Events of possible interest to Canberra members. We try to keep the information accurate but with the situation regarding COVID-19 events can be cancelled at short notice. Please advise if there are any errors. A list of all orchid show dates in NSW is on the Orchid Society of NSW website


In view of the changing situation re COVID-19, readers are advised to check with the relevant club as to the status of their shows

10-11 Sept
Sat 10am-3pm
Sun 9am-2pm
Milton-Ulladulla Orchid Society
Civic Centre
22-23 Sept
Fri/Sat 9am-4pm
Sapphire Coast Orchid Club Spring Show
Civic Centre,
24 - 25 Sep
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 9am-3pm
Wagga Wagga Orchid Society
Wagga Wagga Showground Hall
Bourke St, Wagga Wagga
7 - 9 Oct
Fri/Sat 9am-4pm
Sun 9am-2pm
Southern Orchid Spectacular
Sutherland Basketball Stadium,
Waratah Park, Old Pacific Highway, Sutherland
22-23 Oct
Fri 10am-5pm
Sat 10am-3pm
Batemans Bay Orchid and Foliage Society
Soldiers Club
2 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay
22 Oct
Sat 9am-5pm
Shoalhaven Orchid Society
Bomaderry Community Centre
19 Birrely St, Bomaderry

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