Spring has sprung and the folks at the Illawarra Native Orchid Society are ready to show their colourful orchids once again.
The society’s 41st annual Spring Show will be held at the Old Court House in Wollongong on September 9-10. The free show runs 9am-4pm on Saturday and 9am-3pm on Sunday.
Apart from orchid displays, native and other orchids will be available for purchase.
The sales table will also include pots specifically for growing native orchids, orchid books, bromeliads, carnivorous plants and other interesting plants.
‘’Once again we will have our popular orchid repotting area where large or overgrown orchids can be divided or given intensive care as needed,’’ society spokesman Bruce Porter said.
‘’Members will also be on hand to answer orchid related questions.and there will be free printed information on growing orchids.’’
Mr Porter said the Illawarra Native Orchid Society was formed more than 40 years ago when a group of orchid growers decided ‘’our native orchids needed to be better understood and conserved’’.
‘’They decided to show the plants to a wider audience so that they may be able to better appreciate and understand the wide range of orchids to be seen in Australia. This is still our aim and passion,’’ he said.