Finest orchids on show

Delight in an extensive and quality display of orchids on 10 and 11 May.

The finest orchids of the Lockyer Valley will be on full display on May 10 and 11.

The Lockyer Valley Orchid Society will hold its annual Autumn Show at the Gatton Anglican Church Hall just in time for Mother’s Day.

Society president Des Reinke said visitors could expect some of the best orchids grown in the district, both in quality and quantity.

Entrants will submit plants to be judged across several categories for coveted blue ribbons.

“We have independent judges appointed by the Queensland Orchid Society,” Mr Reinke said.

“A comment that we had from the last show… was ‘for a small club, you have done a fantastic job in the number of entries and the quality of the entries that were put in for judging’.”

As well as marvelling at the society’s prize winning specimens, visitors to the show can learn more about these unique, varied, and undoubtedly beautiful plants and take one home for themselves – or mum.

“If they’re really interested, we do have a plant sale section at the show,” Mr Reinke said.

“We have probably several hundred orchids for sale which would suit most people from basically novice growers up to people who have been growing orchids for years.

“Come along and buy your mum and orchid for Mother’s Day.”

Entry is $4 and there are also prized plants up for grabs in the raffle (EFTPOS facilities available).

The orchid show is open from 9am to 4pm on Friday 10 May and 9am to 1:30pm on Saturday 11 May.