Bellingen Valley Orchid Society's 22nd annual show

Orchid Dendrobium Cracker "Kay" produced by Norm Mitchell

Orchid Dendrobium Cracker "Kay" produced by Norm Mitchell

Enchanting colours, shapes and smells will be on display at the Bellinger Valley Orchid Society’s annual show on Saturday August 19.

Growers locally and from up and down the mid north coast will come to Bellingen to enter blooms that are their pride and joy, hoping to win the Grand Champion ribbon or best in show.

Many of the growers will be in attendance and would be happy to have a chat about their orchids.

The show will be honouring two Bellingen Orchid club locals who passed away with the Norm Mitchell Memorial award and the Gordon Braithwaite Memorial award

Norm was one of Australia’s well-known orchid growers, and many of his plants won prestigious awards

Gordon Braithwaite supported his wife Doreen with her passion for orchids and was always available at shows to help out where needed.

Come, enjoy the flowers, have a cuppa, take a punt in the raffle and maybe take a plant home with you.

The show will run from 9am to 4pm at the Uniting Church Hall, Ford and Hyde Streets Bellingen.