Thursday, March 9, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Blooming Adventure

Orchid Society's Trip And Upcoming Autumn Show

Flower power! Nineteen blossoming members of the Mackay Orchid Society took a petal-packed trip to Rockhampton to explore other gardens and greenhouses. They got to see how other growers do things, from planting to potting, fertilising to displaying. The group even visited places from North Rockhampton to Yeppoon, covering every hill and dale along the way!

Talk about spreading the love, the group was joined by other flower aficionados from Bundaberg, Blackwater, Pioneer River Orchid & Plants Assoc, and Gladstone. Thanks to Gladstone's hospitality, everyone got to ride on their petal-packed coach, even though it was stuffed with all the flowers purchased during the two-day trip.

Kudos to the Rockhampton Orchid Society for such a well-organised weekend, with morning teas and Saturday lunch for a whopping 160 people. The group even enjoyed dinner on Saturday night and lunch on Sunday at the Calligan Park Jockey Club. What a blooming great time!

Don't miss out on the Mackay and District Orchid Society's Autumn Orchid Show at the Sporting Wheelies Hall. The show will be in full bloom from Friday, March 31st from 8 am to 4 pm and Saturday, April 1st from 8 am to 3 pm. There will be orchids galore, along with pots, potting medium, tags, and more. You'll even get to see orchid culture demonstrations and enter a raffle for a chance to win some flower power! Don't forget your $2 coin donation at the door.

Members of the Mackay Orchid Society took a road trip to Rockhampton

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