Orchid Spectacular on again

THE 2021 Spring Orchid Spectacular, hosted by the Glasshouse Country Orchid Society (GCOS), is set to be “bloomin’ marvellous” and, best of all, it’s happening at the Beerwah Community Hall (next to the Beerwah Library) on Friday-Saturday, September 24-25.

The event will feature prize-winning show orchids from across the Sunshine Coast, locally grown orchids from society members, plant sales, a raffle and the chance to chat with expert orchid growers.

GCOS member Sue Jones said all society members were looking forward to showcasing some of the best orchids of the region. Big display stands and tables featuring prize orchids are sure to impress both green thumbs and casual visitors in what promises to be a visually spectacular event.

Plant sales are always a popular aspect of the weekend show, with many plants and accessories available for purchase as well as GCOS members and orchid experts on hand to offer advice and tips.

“The society was also very pleased to recently announce its new patrons, Italo and Noela Frizzo, who are both well-regarded long-term residents and community leaders in the local area, as well as lifetime members of GCOS,” Sue said.

“When Noela first joined in 1978, we had about nine members. Italo was made a member because he was called on to take plants to shows, make stands and other props.

“They are both now life members of GCOS, still show their orchids and have become mentors for new members of the society, which now has over 90 members. They will be presenting the prizes at the show as their first official duty as our new patrons,” Sue said.

The event runs from 8.30am-4.30pm on Friday and 8.30am-2.30pm on Saturday. Admission is $3 and children are free. COVID Safe measures will be in place. For more details contact Sue on 0411 723 882.

Main image: The new patrons of Glasshouse Country Orchid Society, Italo and Noela Frizzo