Let orchids get under your skin

Bay of Plenty Orchid Society treasurer, Kevin Davey. Photo: John Borren.

Ordain yourself with the “wonderful disease” of growing orchids at the Annual Orchid Show next week!

Hosted by the Bay of Plenty Orchid Society, the show will boast an abundance of unique plants that you won’t always have the opportunity to see.

BOPOS treasurer Kevin Davey is expecting there will be orchids in their thousands.

“Last year was brilliant! We had a really good turnout.” 

The show will see growers coming from across the North Island – from Auckland to Napier, ready to show off their orchids and share how you can get growing.

“The growers are always forthcoming with tips and general things of how to look after them and what to plant them in,” says Kevin.

“I’m learning that all the time,” says Kevin, who has been a part of the BOP orchid society for more than 10 years.

And he cautions that you will be completely captured by these wonderful plants.

“It’s basically a disease – because you once you start, you can’t really stop.

"It’s an ongoing thing increasing your own collection and helping others to increase theirs.”

There will be a bunch of orchids for sale, as well as Hoyas and pots. Bring along any of your sick plants too – there will be a plant doctor on-site!

Held at the Te Puke War Memorial Hall, the Annual Orchid Show will run from 10am-4pm on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Entry $3 per adult, children gain free entry.

Refreshments available.

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