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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.

    ANNUAL SPRING SHOW

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

    Come along and join us.

    Sarcochilus Carnival

    24-25 September 2021 - COVID Permitting

    THE ORCHID SHOW FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

    Orchid Display

    Orchid Display

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

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

    Photographic and Art Display

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Orchid Display
    Orchid Sales

    Orchid Sales

    Photographic and Art Display

    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.

    Orchid Display
    Caladenia latifolia

    Talks & Demonstrations

    Photographic and Art Display

    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.

    Venue Location

    Spring Show Coordinator

    For information relating to the Spring Show please contact our Secretary Susan Whitten.