The Bankstown Orchid Society was formed in 1953 to promote and encourage the growing of orchids in the local area surrounding Bankstown.
Now 68 years on, our society is the largest one in Australia, with members spread through out the state of NSW.
We are an extremely active club, with monthly meetings, autumn, winter and spring shows at local shopping centres, and regular bus trips for our members to get out and about.
Monthly competitions provide eye opening displays of the magnificent range of orchids our members grow, and at each meeting we are entertained and educated by a well known and experienced member of the Australian orchid fraternity.
The Bankstown Orchid Society is well known for it's hospitality, great suppers, and of course, friendly faces. I'm sure I can speak for the rest of the Committee in expressing a welcome to anyone who may be interested in joining us for a happy evening, and to see just what a magnificent display 'Nature' can provide.
Disclaimer: The growing guides are provided only as a starting basis to cultivation. Local conditions in your area may require modification to these suggestions. Bankstown Orchid Society Inc. will not be responsible for the results of your cultivation practices.
With regard to COVID-19 and it’s easy transmission and slow recovery of those over 65 years of age and what you can do to help stop it from spreading. The government have issued health warnings regarding face-to-face contact, and the cancellation of groups of people meeting and the only way to prevent this is social distancing.
The government has now eased restrictions and the Georges Hall Community Centre allows 41 people to attend within strict social distancing. The attached outlines the procedures which are in place to make it possible for members to start returning to monthly meetings.
At monthly meetings a wide variety of plants are tabled and it is not uncommon to have up to 300 plants on display. Plants are judged by a team of judges and points and prizes are awarded.
Bankstown Orchid Society Inc. meets on the 1st Monday evening of every month in the Georges Hall Community Centre, 188 Birdwood Road, Georges Hall.
The meetings start at 7.30pm and all plants must be benched 10 minutes before the start of the meeting. Supper is provided at the meetings.