Orchids on show at Mullumbimby

To grow orchids, you need to be consistent, observant and you need a helping hand from the weather.

But Byron District Orchid Society president Penny Fox said orchids would also thrive on neglect.

“Some will flower in spite of whatever you do,” she said.

This year, and celebrating 55 years, the Byron District Orchid Show is on at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club from 10am to 5pm on Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday.

“I think what people love so much about our show is that the display just blows you away,” Mrs Fox said.

“Orchids have a real wow factor and to walk in and see hundreds of orchids like that in one place, and the huge variety, it’s spectacular.

“The aroma is astounding too – it’s just such a heady scent.”

As in previous years, everyone is invited to enter the show because entries are not restricted to club members.

 There is a large section for pot-plants too, such as bromeliads, maidenhairs and other flowering pot-plants.

It’s free to enter – just deliver your plant to the cub today (September 9) between 3pm and 4pm.

The society will honour former president Ron Hutchinson, from Possum Creek, with life membership, and also will recognise the work of many long-term committed members including June Sheaffe, who has been a member for 55 years.

Mr Hutchinson said he expected the blooms to be fantastic this year.

For a show schedule or more information, contact Penny Fox on 6680 1600.

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