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.
The Southern Orchid Spectacular has been in existence since 2005. The show is a combination of vendors and displays. Many vendors are present to sell their beautiful orchids and include Tinonee Orchids, Dark Star Orchids, Orchid Species Plus, Nicky Zurcher, Ezi-Gro Orchids and The Orchid Tray Company to name a few. Displays over the years have been put on by orchid societies, independent orchid nurseries and orchid growers. The societies include Eastern Suburbs Orchid Society, Sutherland Orchid Society, Canberra Orchid Society, Panania East Hills Orchid Society and Bankstown Orchid Society. Independent growers include Garrie and Lesley Bromley and Archie and Heather Mitsios. Orchid nurseries include Royale Orchids and Robertson Orchids. The Southern Orchid Spectacular was originally held in Sharkies at Cronulla until recently when it moved to Caringbah High School. In 2020 due to COVID-19 the show was cancelled.
In 2012 the Bankstown Orchid Society decided to participate in the show. The society's members won the display section of the show in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 and have won many of the 10 champion classes in those 4 years.