Kitty Milner, of the Opawa-St Martins Garden Club in New Zealand, found Greens’ orchids a new experience. She attended the last meeting of the local orchid society and enjoyed the orchid house walk- through and had her camera at hand.
Kitty Milner, of the Opawa-St Martins Garden Club in New Zealand, found Greens’ orchids a new experience. She attended the last meeting of the local orchid society and enjoyed the orchid house walk- through and had her camera at hand. Contributed

Gympie orchids win at show

MEMBERS of the Gympie Orchid Society mounted two displays at the Sub Tropic Orchid Council’s Orchidfest at Kawana on the Queen’s Birthday weekend.

The Sunshine Coast Orchid Society organised the weekend, which was supported by orchid growers from all across south Queensland, with 14 displays.

The hall was filled with these displays and a large number of commercial stalls.

John and Kaye Green of Gympie won best species and best specimen with a plant of neolehmannia porpax (formerly called epidendrum porpax). This has been renamed as a result of DNA studies of the family of orchids.

Last month, a large group of visitors and members met at the Greens’ place for the monthly meeting and tour of their orchids.

The world of orchid shows will go quiet for a few months and start again with an intense series of spring shows.

The next meeting of the local society will be held at St Peter’s Hall, Lady Mary Terrace, at 7pm for 8pm on Tuesday, June 29.

Gympie Times


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