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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.


    Once a month ANOS Vic. members get together to discuss orchid cultivation and conservation, admire our beautiful Australasian orchids, listen to knowledgeable speakers, to purchase orchids or just to socialise.

    Come along and join us.

    Sarcochilus Carnival

    When We Meet

    1st Friday of the month at 8pm

    Eleven meetings are held each year, from February through to December.

    The formal part of the meeting commences at 8pm, but proceedings start to get underway from about 7pm allowing members and visitors plenty of time to view the orchids and purchase plants from the sales bench.

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    Where We Meet

    Glen Waverley Community Centre,
    700 Waverley Road,
    Glen Waverley.

    The community centre is located in the central reserve opposite the Bowls Club at the south west corner of the intersection of Waverley and Springvale Roads. There is ample off street parking within the reserve.

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    Meeting Dates

    COVID-19 restrictions are easing and our meetings are beginning to commence once again. If you wish to attend you must register with our secretary and comply with all requirements.
    (See the "Coming Up" panel)

    Fri 9 Apr 2021 - April Meeting
    NOTE: This meeting is one week later than usual due to the clash with Good Friday

    Our speaker at this meeting will be Dr. Jürg von Känel who will be presenting "Native Orchids of Switzerland (2019 Update)".

    Fri 7 May 2021 - May Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Fri 4 Jun 2021 - June Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Fri 2 Jul 2021 - July Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Fri 6 Aug 2021 - August Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Fri 3 Sep 2021 - September Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Fri 1 Oct 2021 - October Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Fri 5 Nov 2021 - November Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Fri 3 Dec 2021 - December Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Fri 4 Feb 2022 - February Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

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    Display Benches

    Terrestrial Display Bench Epiphyte Display Bench

    Members can bring in their orchids and display them on the benches at the meetings so that others may enjoy them.

    We are not a judging society so orchids are not compared and rated against each other.  However we do award certificates for good culture.  To receive a certificate an orchid must be owned by the grower for a minimum of 3 years and should be grown well for that particular species or hybrid.

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    Help Table

    If you are having problems with growing a particular orchid, bring it along to the help table and our members will be happy to give their advice on how to best care for it.

    If your orchid has an insect infestation, rust or viral disease please cover it to prevent it from contaminating other orchids benched at the meeting.

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    Sales Bench

    Castle Creek Orchids

    At each meeting there are always orchids for sale.  Both mature orchids and seedlings are available from members and sometimes from commercial sellers.

    We also sell publications on the care of orchids as well as other merchandise. For a complete list please refer to our merchandise page .

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    Visitors are always welcome to our meetings.  Come along and meet our members and see for yourself what an active organisation we are before deciding to join.