Information for new or intending members on the society and its meeting arrangements is here.
Doors open from 6:00pm for setup and benching of plants, meeting commences
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.
|7 December ||
Members and family only. Quizzes, plant prizes
|1 February ||
to be confirmed|
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.
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:
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.Back to top ⇑
|17,18 Sept 2022
|Annual Spring Orchid Show|
hosted by the Canberra Orchid Society
Venue: Function rooms
Ainslie Football Club
52 Wakefield Av
These shows typically include a section for orchids which Orchid Society members are encouraged to support.
||Spring Exhibition and Rose Show|
Lancaster Hall, Wesley Centre, National Circuit, Forrest