Spring has sprung and so have the folk from the Illawarra District Orchid Society.
The region's "original orchid society" will hold its 68th annual spring show at Warilla Senior Citizens Centre this Saturday and Sunday.
Society vice-president Peter Frey said visitors to the September 14-15 show will see a spectacular display of various types of orchids.
"There will be sales tables with a large variety of flowering orchids and other plants for sale as well as orchid potting supplies which includes pots, potting mixes and fertilisers for orchids," he said.
"If anyone has any concerns with the health and growing of their orchids we will have members of the society available to give you free advice on the growing and health of your orchids.
"We will have growing notes on the most common types of orchids freely available.
"There will also be potting demonstrations on Saturday at 1pm until 3.30pm and Sunday from 10am to 12pm."
Entry to the 68th annual spring show is free. The two-day show runs from 9.30am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday.
The raffle of a "'beautiful cymbidium orchid"' will be drawn on Sunday at 2pm.
Details at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook @The Illawarra District Orchid Society.
Meantime, in Wollongong the Illawarra Native Orchid Society will also hold their 43rd annual spring show at the Old Court House in Cliff Road.
The event is on September 14-15 and will run 9am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday.
Native orchids of all shapes, sizes and colours will be displayed at the free show.
Illawarra Native Orchid Society secretary Bruce Porter said there will be a large display of flowering native orchids as well as a sales area with native orchids and other interesting plants, including succulents, bromeliads and carnivorous pitcher plants.
"The sales area will have orchids from seedling size to flowering size, as well as pots and books," Mr Porter said.
"Members are available to answer questions and there are free printed growing instructions."