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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Geelong Group) Inc.

Coming Up

As COVID-19 restrictions are easing we are preparing for resumption of meetings and field trips are now being held. Registration of attendance is required to ensure that we do not exceed attendance limits.

14/07/21 - July Meeting

The meeting will be held at our new venue at the Bareena Bowls Club, Newtown. Entrance is from the Huntingdon Street.
Helen Schofield presenting "Orchid Conservation - Back into the Bush" and Neil Anderton presenting the Anglsea outing May 2021".

11/08/21 - August Meeting

AGM and Trivia Night.

2021 Activities

NOTE: Several recent upcoming activities have been cancelled due to COVID restrictions

ANOS Geelong members are welcome to attend ANOS Victoria field trips and conservation activities.
Information on upcoming activities is available on the ANOS Victoria Activities page.


The Australasian Native Orchid Society (Geelong Group) Inc., is an organisation of both amateur and professional orchid enthusiasts dedicated to the cultivation, conservation and scientific study of native orchids in the Australasian region.

We are one of many groups which operate throughout the region under the ANOS parent body.  We are a society with over 100 members and organise trips and conservation activities in Geelong and surrounding areas of Victoria.

Pterostylis stricta

Our Objectives

ANOS (Geelong Group) Inc. promotes the appreciation, culture, propagation and scientific knowledge of the native orchids of Australasia; encourages the propagation of endangered orchid species of our region; promotes the conservation of the orchids of Australasia in their native habitats; and discourages the destruction of their environment.

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What We Do

As COVID-19 restrictions are easing we are resuming meetings and field trips . Registration of attendance is required to ensure that we do not exceed attendance limits.

ANOS Geelong holds formal meetings once a month, where members can display their Australasian orchids, listen to learned speakers on various orchid related topics and discuss aspects of orchid culture and conservation.

Apart from our regular meetings and activities we publish a monthly Bulletin, which reports on our previous activities and upcoming events as well as containing articles on our orchids and their culture.

Thelymitra merraniae

Our Emblem

Thelymitra merraniae (Merran's Sun Orchid), is an orchid thought to have become extinct until its rediscovery in 1992. Growing in Anglesea this orchid is one of the most endangered orchids growing within the Geelong group's region. Its vulnerability reinforces the commitment ANOS Geelong has towards the conservation of our native orchids.