THE Sapphire Coast Orchid Club filled the Bega Town Hall yesterday with nearly 300 magnificent orchids at its Spring show.
While Cymbidium orchids dominated the show, there were strong showings in the Australian natives and other classes.
Grand Champion of the show went to Ron and Rose Boyd of Batemans Bay with their Paphiopedilum ameneacum, a brilliant yellow slipper orchid which was discovered only 10 years ago.
This flower also won the Champion Paphiopedilum and Champion Species Orchid of the Show.
The Boyds also achieved success in the Champion Laeliinae Alliance section with LC ‘Love Sound’.
They were rewarded for this brilliant performance with the Overall Point Score for the Show.
The Reserve Champion was an Australian Native, Sarcochilus falcatus, shown by Graham Gray of Eden, which also took the Champion Australian Native or Native Hybrid and Champion Specimen Orchid of the Show awards.
He was awarded Champion Novice for his success.
In the Cymbidium section John Sjollema of Tura repeated his winter show success with a win in the over 90mm class with Cymbidium Narella “Jennifer Gail’.
In the 60-90mm class, Pat and John Tanner from Pambula won with their Willunga Regal ‘princess’.
Champion Cymbidium under 60mm went to Jack Thiele of Tura with Glady’s Whitsell ‘The Charmer’.
Champion Seedling was won by Irene and John Stubbs of Brogo with an as yet unnamed plant.
They also won the Champion Vandaceous with Ancraceum veitchii.
Rob Pollock of Ulladulla took out the prise for Champion Orchid any other genera, with Dendrobium Yukidaruma ‘The King’.
Champion seedling any other genera, was awarded to Shirley Beddingfield of Merimbula for her Dedrobium Brinawa Charm x Aussie Victory.
Champion Junior exhibitor was Monique Moon.
Overall the show was judged a great success, with entries coming from a wide range of exhibitors and across a broad spectrum of genera.
The success of both this show and the winter show have confirmed the Sapphire Coast Orchid Club’s eminent position in the orchid world.
The show will continue today (Friday).
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