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Canberra Orchid Society

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General Meetings of the OSC
Benching Orchids at OSC Meetings
Other OSC Events
Horticultural Society of Canberra
Events of Other Orchid Clubs

Society General Meetings

Information for new or intending members on the society and its meeting arrangements is here.

Be aware that meeting dates, arrangements and presenters may be affected by changes in COVID requirements.
Doors open 7:00pm for setup and benching of plants, meeting commences 7:30pm.
If you have a sick plant and want advice, bring it to the meeting in a sealed plastic bag and our experts will look at it.
Venue: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie.
1 December
Xmas party
Includes quizzes, prizes, giveaway and sales tables, presentation of show awards.
Members check your email for details
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Benching Orchids at OSC Meetings

The Society has implemented a more structured process for benching of orchids at its general meetings.

For each plant being benched members are asked to complete a benching card identifying the class of the plant, its name and the members name, and place this with their plant in the marked area for that class.

Plant classes will be fixed for all meetings so cards can be prefilled or cards will be available for completing at the meeting.

The plant classes do not distinguish between species and hybrids and provides additional classes for novice growers and a class for junior:

benching classes

In other respects the classes follow fairly closely the classifications used for our show (see Definitions 2019 show) and in Appendix 1 of our book.

The benching cards can be downloaded here:

The cards allow for plant number to be entered by the marshal. An example of a completed card:


Members have the option of voting electronically (paper forms still available). The voting form is accessed by smart phone by using the camera function to scan a QR code at the meeting.

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Other Society Events

18 Sept 2021
Annual Spring Show
Show is members only
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Horticultural Society of Canberra 2021 - Provisional Dates


These shows typically include a section for orchids which Orchid Society members are encouraged to support

13-14 Nov
Spring Exhibition and Rose Show
Lancaster Hall, Wesley Centre, National Circuit, Forrest
Show schedule
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Events of Other Orchid Clubs 2021

Events of possible interest to Canberra members. We try to keep the information accurate but with the situation regarding COVID-19 events can be cancelled at short notice. Please advise if there are any errors. A list of all orchid show dates in NSW is on the Orchid Society of NSW website

In view of the changing COVID situation no information will be displayed here.

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