The Orchid Club of South Australia Inc. was the first specialist orchid club in South Australia. A small group of passionate Adelaide orchid growers established this Club in 1939. The Club currently has approximately 340 members, many who are amongst the most experienced orchid growers in Australia.
- The advancement and appreciation of orchids – including their natural history cultivation development and hybridization.
- The preservation and propagation of all species of orchids
- The promotion and development of orchids as advancement to the horticultural resources of Australia
- The promotion and maintenance of good fellowship with persons and organisations with similar aims related to the Orchid Club of South Australia Inc.
The Orchid Club of South Australia Inc.
- Welcomes all beginners to become involved in understanding the fundamentals of effective orchid culture.
- Delivers workshops for new growers to gain valuable orchid culture knowledge from highly experienced orchid growers.
- At regular monthly meetings members can:
- Showcase their plants in competition with other members.
- Receive the latest information on orchid culture from highly experienced guest speakers.
- Participate in yearly major orchid shows.
- Receive monthly bulletins published for members with the latest club information.
- A mentoring “Orchids in Schools” programme enables school students to become involved in the growing and culture of orchids.
- The Orchid Club of South Australia Inc. and the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of South Australia Inc. have held a long association over the years. They have been highly successful in providing many outstanding high-quality displays of orchids over the period of this association.
Together in 2014 the Royal Adelaide Show orchid competition was established to create a premier orchid show which offers prestigious competitions open to all orchid growers throughout Australia and beyond.