We are passionate about growing and showing orchids in Albury/Wodonga.
Established in 1984, Albury-Wodonga & District Orchid Club is a passionate group of orchid enthusiasts based in Albury/Wodonga and the greater region. Whether you are looking to join our club or just find out a little bit more, feel free to browse our newsletters or attend one of our upcoming events including our South & West Regional Conference and Orchid Show. For more information about joining click here, or to view some of our beautiful orchid event photos click here.
ALBURY-WODONGA & DIstrict orchid club
The Albury-Wodonga & District Orchid Club Inc. holds meetings on the first Tuesday of each month, except January, we meet at the Murray Valley Centre Inc. Pearce Street, Wodonga. Meetings commence at 7.30pm. This is a place of learning, a place for competition and a place where you are able to enjoy great company with other people interested in growing orchids.
A PLACe of learning
It is all too easy to learn the basics of orchid growing from a book, but when it comes to adapting book learning to local conditions, you can't beat the wisdom of experienced local growers.
Novice growers meet before the main meeting for an informative talk and question time to learn how best to grow their orchids.
Guest speakers regularly make presentations and demonstrations at our club meetings. Members are always willing to share information.
Members also receive a monthly newsletter 'The Orchid Spike', have access to borrow from our library of books, magazines, and other newsletters.
Various size pots, pot holders, stakes, labels, trays, pole hangers, perlite, large and small bark are available for purchase.
A place of competition
Healthy competition is encouraged, in order to promote enthusiasm, skill and enjoyment. An annual show is held (usually in early October). When possible the club members participate in other clubs shows as well.
Members are encouraged to bring plants to each monthly meeting for the judging against others and also a popular vote which is chosen by the members.
Competitions are graded so growers compete against others with similar experience. Three classes of growers are currently recognised - Novice, Intermediate and Open.
A place where you are able to enjoy great company
People who have similar interests to your own gathering together to enjoy a social time, encouraging good group dynamics with everyone benefiting. Organised field trips, inter club visits, bus trips and social afternoons are some of the many activities that are organised by the club to promote learning and competition.