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Wild About Orchids
The Beaudesert Districts Orchid and Foliage Society was established on 23rd March 1982. Its aim was to raise awareness of propagating and growing orchids and foliage plants in the Beaudesert region. Living in a sub-tropical climate is not ideal for some species, so growing species such as orchids is both challenging and very rewarding.
The Beaudesert Districts Orchid and Foliage Society conducts two shows every year. This year the Autumn show is on 12-13 March at the School of Arts Hall in Canungra, Queensland. Entry for a 2-day pass is $3 and there is plenty of off-street parking. Light refreshments and cold drinks will be available for purchase on both days. Potting demonstrations will also help beginner gardeners to improve their technique.
Orchids are highly evolved species. Pic courtesy of The Beaudesert Districts Orchid and Foliage Society web site.
The Autumn Show is an exhibition of quality plants that have been judged and awarded prizes the night before. During the show, visitors can view the gorgeous plants grown by members for sale. There will also be commercial traders selling a variety of plants including orchids and ferns. Also on offer will be an assortment of accessories (pots, bark, tags, perlite, stakes etc) and those hard to find items.
A Guest Speaker will give a talk on "Basics for Growing Orchids" on Saturday 12th March at 9am and 11am, and on Sunday 13th March at 10.30am. Spot raffles and lucky door prizes will be held throughout the show, culminating with the Society's Giant Garden Hamper raffle drawn on Sunday afternoon.