ORCHIDS | Discovery. Cultivation. Utilisation – A Brief History

Our November meeting will be the last guest speaker presentation for 2018. (The December meeting is our annual Christmas dinner for members and guests).

  • Our presentation is Orchids | Discovery. Cultivation. Utilisation – A Brief History

Guest Speaker: John Thompson who is a long time member of the Australian Plant Society and is currently the President of the South East Melbourne group of the APS. He has been a regular presenter at the Plant Genus Workshops at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne since their inception in 2010.

  • A keen grower of Stylidiums (Triggerplants) and other unusual Australian plants, he has provided plants for the gardens at Cranbourne.
  • When not gardening, he works for a stained glass studio as an artisan/fabricator producing works for both domestic and public buildings.

When:  Wednesday 7th November, 2018 – 8.00 p.m. start
Where: N.G.Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin. (Melways Ref. Map 77: D6)

Tea, coffee and light refreshments are included. Feel free to ‘bring a plate’.

  • This session is suitable for all orchid lovers and growers, from beginners through to experienced growers.

Early session: This is run by our erstwhile Show Marshal Bob Harrison. Bring along your questions and/or problem plants. This session will start at 7:30 p.m.

  • For regular members – Don’t forget to bring along your seedlings for the monthly recall Sarc. Elise ‘Babylon’ x Fitzhart ‘Sunset’ and Cymbid. erythraeum

Visitors and interested guests are always welcome, so remember to bring a friend – bring many!

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