Bloomin' marvellous display

SHOW STOPPERS: Visitors can expect to see a really good display of cymbidium orchids at the show.
SHOW STOPPERS: Visitors can expect to see a really good display of cymbidium orchids at the show.

The Sapphire Coast Orchid Club is holding its winter show this weekend from Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18 at Twyford Hall in Merimbula.

President of the club Graham Gray that cymbidium orchids are really at home on the Far South Coast with most growers raising them under shade cloth.

"Cymbidium orchids are at their peak at this time of year and you can expect to see a really good display.

"They have long strappy leaves and about 10 flowers a spike and are grown in a wide range of colours. When you walk in the hall it really stops you in your tracks," Mr Gray said.

The show is free entry and there will be a sales table with plants for sale. However Mr Gray warned that anyone interested in buying plants needed to be at the hall on the first morning as the sales table was very popular.

"If you're keen to buy then come at 9am on Friday," he said.

The show is open Friday and Saturday, 9am-5 and Sunday, 9am,-1pm.

For anyone wanting to take an interest in orchids further, the group meets once a month on the last Thursday of the month at the CWA rooms in Bega at 7pm.

Meetings feature local and interstate speakers, practical demonstrations and an opportunity for members to show their latest blooms. Members also have access to a comprehensive library of books and magazines.

More information is available on the Sapphire Coast Orchid Club website or by phoning Mr Gray on 6496 3641.

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