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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

Coming Up

2/9/16 - September Meeting

Emily Noble will be presenting "Orchid Conservation at Home".

3/9/16 - Terrestrial Seed Group

Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

3/9/16 - Epiphyte Study Group

Hosted by Daryl Williams.

4/9/16 - Terrestrial Study Group

Visit to Bunjil Hill (Panton Hill).

5/9/16 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

19/9/16 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

20/9/16 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima & Diuris basaltica site maintenance, Laverton.

24-25/9/16 - ANOS Vic Spring Show

Open to the general public 10am-4pm

29/9/16 - Conservation Group

Caladenia robinsonii site maintenance, Mornington Peninsula.

7/10/16 - October Meeting

Murray Harding will be speaking on Dendrobium kingianum.

Mid Sep to Mid Oct - Conservation Group

Pollinator baiting program across Victoria.


Every year ANOS Victoria holds its orchid show on the last weekend in September.

Come along and join us.

Sarcochilus Carnival

24-25 September 2016


Native orchids in a massed display provide spectacular visual impact and the perfume is stunning.

Orchid Display

Come and join with us on the last weekend in September at the Mount Waverley Community Centre and experience first hand the wonders of these amazing plants.

You will see the most diverse and largest collection of Australian terrestrial orchids including rare and endangered species.

Photographic and Art Display

Learn about the advanced techniques developed by our members who are acknowledged as leading the world in the conservation of terrestrial orchids.

We have an enviable depth of knowledge on all Australian native orchids and our members will be on hand to answer your questions.

Orchid Display

An extensive range of plants will be on sale from seedling to specimen size plants and all are reasonably priced.

If botanical art or photography is your interest there is a section devoted to this pursuit and again works will be for sale.

Orchid Sales

Need to learn how to care for native orchids? Our educational programme on culture, propagation and care of orchids will be available within the show venue at no cost.

Hobby related merchandise will be available in the form of books plus our own publications and other growing materials.

The Orchid Cafe serves excellent Devonshire teas and other light refreshments throughout the weekend, there is an area where you can relax and chat.

Orchid Display

We are a not for profit organization and are mindful of costs, so you can enjoy all of the above for $5.00 entry or $3.00 concession and children to 16 years accompanied by an adult will be admitted free of charge.

Show opens at 9am and closes at 4pm on both days.

We invite you and the family to come spend an hour or all day if you wish, it will truly be an experience you will remember.

Photographic and Art Display
Caladenia latifolia

Talks & Demonstrations

During the show our knowledgable members will be giving continuous talks and presentations on our Australian orchids.

Whether you are interested in Epiphyte or Terrestrial orchids, cultivation or conservation, or you are just interested in finding out more about our beautiful orchids be sure to check out our free information sessions.

SATURDAY, September 24th 2016
Time Topic Presenter
10:30 am Native Orchids on Melbourne's Fringe Richard Austin
12:00 Noon The A to Z of Growing Terrestrial Orchids Helen Richards
1:30 pm Photographing Orchids Wendy Clark
SUNDAY, September 25th 2016
Time Topic Presenter
10:30 am How to Cultivate Epiphytic Orchids. Mounting and Potting Pil Ritchie
12:00 Noon Effective Orchid Conservation Andrew Dilley
1:30 pm Lake Mountain After Black Saturday Richard Austin
Orchid Sales

Orchid Sales

A wide variety of Australian native orchid species and hybrids will be for sale to the general public. This will include both Epiphytes and Terrestrials, many of which are not readily available through other sources. Sales room opens at 9:00am each day so be quick to get those bargains.

For members who wish to bring orchids to sell, the 2016 Sales Sheet and Instructions can be downloaded here.

Jeanne Dunn (ESG Coordinator)

Spring Show Coordinator

For information relating to the Spring Show please contact Jeanne Dunn.