Spring colours in bloom
Local orchid displays draw crowd
MORE than 600 different orchids have permeated the Anglican Church Hall during the annual Spring Show which finishes today at 1pm.
Hosted by the Maryborough and District Orchid Society the event features displays from six clubs, including firsttime entrants the Agnes Waters Orchid and Foliage Club.
MDOS member Narelle Hoffman said there were six displays featuring hundreds of orchids in different genus including a new and smaller breed of cattleya.
“This year I think there are a lot of smaller cattleya, as well as the traditional purple and much bigger cattleya,” she said.
“There were 34 classes in the orchid section and six classes in the foliage section.”
Agnes Waters Orchids and Foliage Club member Lea Crawford will be one of those judges.
“I have come to represent my club and hold a display,” Lea said.
“There are about four or five members who have contributed.”
Lea brought some of her own orchids including the arundina variety which flowers all year round.
Society secretary Sue Muller said more than 500 people had already visited the show.
“We are expecting more visitors with the Technology Challenge,” she said.
“Each year more and more people visit the displays.
“We are very proud of our show with many of our members taking home prizes.”
There will be presentations from 1pm today with Maryborough District Orchid Society patron Cassie Frank handing out the prizes, including the Lex Frank Memorial trophy.
The Spring Show is open from 8.30am-1pm.
STUNNING DISPLAY: Agnes Waters Orchids and Foliage Club member Lea Crawford will represent her club with a small display for the first time at the Maryborough and District Orchid Society's Spring Show.
Ray Suter was presented with the Lex Frank Memorial trophy for his cattleya intermedia.
Christine Delfatti from Hobart was spotted photographing some of the beautiful displays.
Maryborough’s Joyce Routledge loves orchids.