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Maclean and District Orchid Society

The next meeting is on Saturday 16th April, with guidance on Show preparation. Venue: Presbyterian Church Hall, Church Street, Maclean. Plants are to be benched by 1pm for judging; and the meeting begins at 1.30pm. Includes lucky door and raffle prizes, plus afternoon tea. Not long now until the annual Autumn Orchid Spectacular at the Maclean Bowls Club. Before that, there will be a display at Yamba Fair shopping centre: Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd April, when raffle tickets will also be available. At the March meeting a delightful variety of 138 plants were benched to admire and assess. Long-time experienced member Ken Woods, gave an appreciated practical potting demo, with an informative question and answer time. Winners also varied! Judges’ Choice Orchid, Terry & Penny Bird’s Novelty Cattleya Lucky Charms ‘PJ’. Popular Vote Orchid, Neil & Carol Campbell’s Oncidium Sunlight ‘Hilo Honey.’ Judges’ Choice Flower, Brian Donaghy’s Dahlia ‘Tiger Bay’. Popular Vote, Chris Vestergaard’s Black Bat Plant. All welcome to come along to the Maclean Bowls Club, and admire the beauty of nature at our Autumn Show, on Friday 29th April from 9am to 9pm, and Saturday 30th April from 9am to 2pm. There will be plants for sale, and many Raffle treats and prizes to be won as well. So do get your raffle tickets. Penny Bird