Love. Beauty. Refinement. There is no doubting the orchid has a special mystique. Praised for its beauty and cursed by those who try and grow them without doing their research first.

It’s no wonder there are member groups dedicated to this fragile flower, like the Bundaberg Orchid Society. Established in 1973, this group is still going strong, celebrating their Golden Jubilee Orchid Show this May.

Over the past 50 years, the event has grown into one of the best orchid shows in the Country, attracting thousands of people each year from across the country. Entrants vie for prize money, displaying their most beautiful blooms. There is a sales area for those wishing to add to or start their orchid collection, as well as specialist vendors on hand for supplies. 

It is without a doubt the best place to start if you have an interest in growing orchids. The society also has a locally-produced guide to growing orchids available for a few dollars that features everything you could ever need to know. 

Proceeds from the show go to charities such as the Cancer Council, Careflight and Angels Community Group.


The Golden Jubilee Orchid Show is on at the Bundaberg Civic Centre: Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, 8am – 4pm and Sunday, May 14, 8am – 12pm.