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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

Coming Up


Monthly meetings are resuming in 2021 with the following restrictions:

  • The Glen Waverley Community Centre is limited to 90 people for a maximum of 3 hours
  • You must book your attendance, prior to arrival, with the secretary, providing your name and phone number
  • You must user sanitiser on entry to the hall
  • You must wear a face mask in the hall
  • You must register on the attendance sheet
  • There will be limited space for plant displays
  • Tea, coffee and water will be available but no supper will be served
  • There will be no raffle or sales table
  • Membership payments will be accepted at the meeting by credit card only

  • Epiphyte group meetings in homes are still suspended until government size restrictions are lifted.

    Field trips and conservation activities are largely resuming as normal but members wishing to attend any of these activities must register prior to attending. Registration details are published in the Monthly Bulletin.

    All activities listed below are subject to compliance with government COVID-19 restrictions and could be cancelled at short notice.
    Registering with the activity organiser will enable you to be notified of any last minute changes.

    9/04/21 - April Meeting

    Dr. Jürg von Känel presenting "Native Orchids of Switzerland".

    10/04/21 - Terrestrial Seed Group

    Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

    11/04/21 - Epiphyte Study Group

    Hosted by George & Fran Byrne-Dimos.

    12/04/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

    18/04/21 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to Melbourne's north-east suburbs.

    20/04/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima & Diuris basaltica site maintenance, Laverton North.

    24/04/21 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to Werribee Gorge.

    26/04/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

    2-6/05/21 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Extended trip to Noorinbee area.

    7/05/21 - May Meeting

    Speaker and prestentation topic TBA.

    GROUPS

    As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves the Committee is monitoring updated advice from the State and Federal Governments.

    As a result of their Social Distancing Guide and our Members being in the high risk demographic we have a duty of care for their safety and wellbeing.

    Monthly Meetings are again being scheduled and you need to register with the secretary – secretary@anosvic.org.au, of your intended attendance so you can be contacted if circumstances change.

    We will make decisions for each following month as the situation evolves.

    Please stay safe.

    ANOS Vic Group Committee


    Within ANOS Vic there are 4 active groups to cater for members different interests.

    By being a member of ANOS Vic. you are entitled to participate in the activities organised by any of the groups.

    Dendrobium Elegant Heart

    Epiphyte Study Group

    The Epiphyte Study Group meets once a month. Activities usually involve visiting members and other epiphyte orchid growers to see the conditions they grow their orchids under.

    Pterostylis chaetophora

    Terrestrial Study Group

    The Terrestrial Study Group organises a field trip to search for orchids in the field at least once a month. Trips can range from anywhere in Victoria to the occasional interstate adventure.

    Pterostylis cucullata

    Conservation Group

    The Conservation Group endeavours to undertake a conservation activity in the field at least once a month. Typical conservation activities involve searching for rare and endangered orchids, site maintenance and monitoring of endangered orchid populations.

    Caladenia flava

    Terrestrial Cultivation & Seed Propagation Group

    The Terrestrial Seed Propagation Group is a hands on practical group formed to help improve our knowledge of how to grow orchids from seed. The group meets once a month and members get learn the techniques of plating orchid seed.