President's Message

The Bankstown Orchid Society was formed in 1953 to promote and encourage the growing
of orchids in the local area surrounding Bankstown.

Now 62 years on, our society is the largest one in Australia, with members spread through
out the state of NSW.

We are an extremely active club, with monthly meetings, autumn, winter and spring shows
at local shopping centres, and regular bus trips for our members to get out and about.

Monthly competitions provide eye opening displays of the magnificent range of orchids our
members grow, and at each meeting we are entertained and educated by a well known and
experienced member of the Australian orchid fraternity.

The Bankstown Orchid Society is well known for it's hospitality, great suppers, and of
course, friendly faces. I'm sure I can speak for the rest of the Committee in expressing a
welcome to anyone who may be interested in joining us for a happy evening, and to see
just what a magnificent display 'Nature' can provide.

Veronica Clowes
Evening Meetings 2016

At monthly meetings a wide variety of plants are tabled and it is not uncommon to have
up to 300 plants on display. Plants are judged by a team of judges and points and prizes
are awarded.

Bankstown Orchid Society Inc. meets on the 1st Monday evening of every month in the
Scottish Hall in Weigand Street, Bankstown.

February 1
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
July 4
August 1
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5 - Christmas Party

The meetings start at 7.30pm and all plants must be benched 10 minutes before the
start of the meeting. Supper is provided at the meetings.

Certificate of Currency
Disclaimer: The growing guides are provided only as a starting basis to cultivation. Local conditions in your area may require modification to these suggestions. Bankstown Orchid Society Inc. will not be responsible for the results of your cultivation practices.
Display and Sales of orchids
27th - 31st july 2016
Bass Hill Plaza
Hume Highway, Bass Hill
The aim of the Bankstown Orchid Society
Inc. is to promote the growing of one of
the most bizarre, colourful, interesting,
beautiful and wide spread group of plants in
the world, 'The Orchid'.

Orchids are grown in every country of the
world with the exception of Antarctica and
the possibility is that the only reason they
are not there, is because they have not as
yet been found.

Orchids range in size from the minute,
which require a strong magnifying glass to
see and appreciate them, to very large
Aim of Society
Contact Details
President: Veronica Clowes
Secretary: Ernest Taylor
Traesurer: Lyn Donald
Postal Address:
  Bankstown Orchid Society Inc.
  PO Box 5397
  Chullora NSW 2190
Phone: 9750 9226