Te Puke Orchid Show

Just back from the first day of the BOP Orchid Society Show in Te Puke – beautiful flowers and plenty of plants for sale. It was great to bump into people I know from Rotorua, Tauranga and Katikati, all enjoying the beautiful blooms.

The Grand champion and Reserve champion plant will be named tomorrow morning but in the meantime, here are a few photos of the plants on display. As well as a display by the BOP Orchid Society, there are also stands from the Tauranga Orchid Society, the Whangarei Orchid Society, Leroy Orchids (Auckland) and Carl Christensen (Napier).

The show is in the War Memorial Hall in Te Puke’s main street and is open from 10am to 4pm with a $3 entry charge (under 12 free).

Ascocenda Nong Nutch x Betty May Steel. Photo: Sandra Simpson

Dendrobium Lori’s Star. Photo: Sandra Simpson

Cattleya Brownlee ‘Riga’ x Chocolate Drop ‘Waki’. Photo: Sandra Simpson

The flowers of Stanhopea wardii var citrine are strongly scented and appear through the bottom of the plant basket. Photo: Sandra Simpson

Afternoon sun lights up a stem of Oncidioda Charlesworthii. Photo: Sandra Simpson

Paphiopedilum Gary Romagna ‘Palm Beach’ grown by Brian Enticott of Tauranga was Grand champion of the show. Photo: Sandra Simpson

 

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