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Blooming delightful display

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May 28, 2018

Arthur Tippett won Best Cymbidium.

Hans Wiggerink and Noelle Cleak greet the door.

Chris Ibbotson won Best Basket of Orchids.

Shirley Clarke and Norm Gardner demonstrate how to pot orchids.

Norm Gardner won Best Australian Native Dendrobium.

Shirley Clarke won Best Orchid by a Novice Exhibitor.

Shirley Clarke won Best Orchid by a Novice Exhibitor

Kialla Paceway was in bloom on Saturday at the Autumn Festival of Orchids.

The Goulburn Valley Orchid Club kicked off its first show of the year on the weekend with prize-winning orchids on show.

Club president Chris Ibbotson said the show was about providing information to orchid lovers.

‘‘The show is for people to enjoy the orchids, they can get the information they need to grow them and to grow them successfully ’’ Mrs Ibbotson said.

More than 100 categories were entered with Jan Drabble taking out champion orchid in show.

Mrs Ibbotson said it did not matter how long you had been growing orchids, you were always learning.

‘‘Rather than fumbling around in the dark, we provide advice about over watering, fungal problems, and go through the many other things that could be going wrong with our orchids,’’ she said.

Hands-on potting demonstrations provided guests with knowledge to take home to their gardens, while others took in the surroundings of colour.

The Goulburn Valley Orchid Club meet every first Monday of the month (excluding January) at the Kialla Paceway at 8pm.

For more information, phone Mrs Ibbotson on 0417923874.

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