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.