Or­chids fill Drouin hall

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

An ar­ray of colour­ful, ex­otic and spec­tac­u­lar or­chids will be on dis­play in Drouin this week­end.

West Gipp­s­land Or­chid Club mem­bers will dis­play or­chids they have cul­ti­vated through­out the year at the Drouin Angli­can Church Hall dur­ing the club’s an­nual spring show.

Other fea­tures of the show will be pot­ting demon­stra­tions, sales of or­chid plants as well as avail­abil­ity of mem­bers to dis­cuss cul­ti­va­tion, prob­lems and give or­chid-re­lated grow­ing hints for the West Gipp­s­land area.

Plants will be for­mally judged by Or­chid So­ci­eties Coun­cil of Vic­to­ria judges prior to the show open­ing to the public. They will cer­tainly have a big job, with a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of or­chids to com­pare.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come and en­joy pe­rus­ing the or­chid-filled hall, chat to the grow­ers and glean in­for­ma­tion about or­chid cul­ti­va­tion from ex­pe­ri­enced grow­ers. Pho­tog­ra­phy is also en­cour­aged.

West Gipp­s­land Or­chid Club has been ac­tively op­er­at­ing since 1987 and has mem­bers from Bairns­dale to Pak­en­ham.

New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come. De­tails can be found at the show.

The show will be held on Satur­day and Sunday from 9am to 4pm.

En­try is $5 for adults and free for chil­dren.

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