Great attendance at orchid festival

Orchid enthusiasts: Rhonda and Willy Hawker travelled from Camperdown to exhibit their orchids. Photo by Georgia Rossiter

People from across the region and beyond braved the rain on Saturday, May 14 to attend the Goulburn Valley Orchid Club Festival.

Rhonda and Willy Hawker from Camperdown were among the festival-goers and said they travelled to the event annually.

“We grow and we show our orchids,” Mr Hawker said.

Attendees could check out the winning orchids, sit in on demonstrations and purchase orchids to take home.

News reporter Georgia Rossiter captured some of the smiling faces at the festival.

Making sales: Goulburn Valley Orchid Club members Lindsay Ibbotson and Marj Sullivan. Photo by Georgia Rossiter
Garden ornaments: Brian Storey selling his wares at the orchid festival. Photo by Georgia Rossiter
Morning outing: Peg Taylor and Vic Curnow enjoying the orchid festival. Photo by Georgia Rossiter
So much to see: Cynthia Thomson and Erin Jones. Photo by Georgia Rossiter
Beautiful blooms: Eliza Barnett and Toni Moore wander through the orchids. Photo by Georgia Rossiter
Too many to choose: Mary-Ann Demase, Helen Lesire and Jan Griffiths browse the orchids for sale. Photo by Georgia Rossiter
Another great festival: Goulburn Valley Orchid Club president Chris Ibbotson. Photo by Georgia Rossiter