HORSHAM and District Orchid Society hosted its annual spring show in Horsham College hall at the weekend.
Hundreds of native Australian and international species of orchids were on display in the society’s second show of the year.
Society committee member Leanne McKenzie said about 150 people attended the two-day event.
“The numbers were a decrease on last year, but there were a fair few other events on,” she said.
“But the show has been very good and the quality of flowers has been exceptional.”
Members of the NSW Regional Orchid Judging Panel attended the show, presenting specific awards to growers and choosing an overall champion and a reserve champion.
Grand champion was won by John and Barbara Welsh from Stawell and reserve grand champion was won by Peter and Lois Williams from Ararat.
Mrs McKenzie said some displays featured more than a hundred flowers.
“Then we had others that had one type of flower,” she said.
“We have had plenty of plant sales – the flowers have been very popular.”
She said the show attracted visitors from across the state.
“Because we are at the college and on the highway, we’ve had lots of people stop to have a look as they have been travelling through,” she said.
“The show is great at bringing people from outlying areas into Horsham.”
Society members were also present throughout the day to answer questions and give advice on the cultivation of orchids.