‘Palette of Orchids’presented by Orchid Society
The Southern Cape Orchid Society will be putting on a wonderful display of blooming orchids at the Presbyterian
Church Hall, Caledon Street, from Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 September.
The hall is just behind the George Library and near to the George Museum.
Orchid Society members will do individual displays on the theme “Palette of Orchids”. Their landscape or other displays will be judged and the winner will receive a trophy. Stands are judged according to interpretation of the theme and variety of orchids used. Individual plants will also be judged by Hendrik van der Hoven, a Cape Town orchid judge who has recently relocated to Wilderness. He will be assisted by three learner judges. There will be a champion, a reserve champion and a class winner in each category. Second and third prizes will be awarded.
The display will be open from 09:00 to 17:00 on Thursday and Friday, and 09:00 to 15:00 on Saturday.
Potting demonstrations will be held on Thursday at 10:30 (Cymbidiums) and 15:00 (Cattleyas), Friday 10:30 (Cattleyas) and 15:00 (Phalaenopsis), and Saturday at 10:30 (Cymbidiums) and 13:00 (Phalaenopsis). These demonstrations are very popular, so do come early to get a good seat. Potting mix and fertilisers will be sold at the show. There will always be a society member available to give advice to members of the public.
Society members will have a stand selling plants and Outeniqua Orchids will have a selection of blooming Cymbidiums and a wide variety of other genera for sale. Refreshments will be available. For further information, phone Brian on 082 855 9176 or Mari on 082 354 0763.