Te Puke Orchid Show 2015

Spent the morning at the Te Puke Orchid show – it’s on until 4pm today and tomorrow (April 11) from 10am-4pm and I can honestly say the $3 entry is well worth it. There is, as usual, a great display of flowering plants, plenty of orchids for sale (yes, I bought some more), other plants for sale, paintings for sale, orchid growing supplies (pots, bark, stakes, etc), raffles and a nice cuppa with home baking in the side room. You’ll find the show in the Memorial Hall in Te Puke’s main street.

As well as members of the host BOP Orchid Society selling plants, there are also a number of out-of-town commercial growers with orchids for sale, plants that you may not find elsewhere.

Here are a few photos from today to whet your appetite.

Tauranga Orchid Society vice-president Conrad Coenen decided to have some fun with the society’s display, cheekily titled ‘Fifty Shades of Autumn’. The male gardener is wearing a pair of furry handcuffs and has plenty of rope beside him (I’m not going to ask where the props came from!). Photo: Sandra Simpson

The dramatic colours of the slipper orchid, Paphiopedilum maudiae x maudiae. Photo: Sandra Simpson

Dendrobium subclausum var subclausum flowers on bare canes. Photo: Sandra Simpson

Miltonia Mayflower x Goodale Moir. Photo: Sandra Simpson

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