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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

Coming Up

1/12/17 - December Meeting


Alastair Robinson will present "A Trip to Sulawesi.".

2/12/17 - Terrestrial Seed Group

Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

3/12/17 - Epiphyte Study Group

Hosted by Doug & Vicki Lee.

4/12/17 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

9/12/17 - Terrestrial Study Group

Visit to the Otways.

11/12/17 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

6-7/1/18 - Tuber Bank

Distribution and packing weekend.

12-13/1/18 - Terrestrial Study Group

Trip to Marlo.

15-18/1/18 - Terrestrial Study Group

Trip to the Tamboritha and Moroka areas.

2/2/18 - February Meeting

Guest speaker and topic to be advised.


Once a month ANOS Vic. members get together to discuss orchid cultivation and conservation, admire our beautiful Australasian orchids, listen to knowledgeable speakers, to purchase orchids or just to socialise.

Come along and join us.

Sarcochilus Carnival

When We Meet

1st Friday of the month at 8pm

Eleven meetings are held each year, from February through to December.

The formal part of the meeting commences at 8pm, but proceedings start to get underway from about 7pm allowing members and visitors plenty of time to view the orchids and purchase plants from the sales bench.

Chiloglottis jeansii

Where We Meet

Toorak Uniting Church Hall,
603 Toorak Road,

The church hall is on the north side of Toorak Road mid way between Kooyong Road and Orrong Road.  There is drive through access in front of the hall capable of holding about four vehicles at a time for dropping off plants and equipment.  There is also parking for approximately 20 cars at the rear of the site.  Overflow parking is on Toorak Road or down the side streets.  There is a controlled pedestrian crossing across Toorak Road approximately 50 metres east of the hall.  For those wishing to use public transport, trams pass along Toorak Road,

Melway Ref. 2M K7 & 58 K4

Sarcochilus falcatus

Meeting Dates

Fri 1 Dec 2017 - December Meeting


Our guest speaker will be Alastair Robinson who will be presenting "A Trip to Sulawesi".

Fri 2 Feb - February Meeting

Speaker and topic to be advised.

Eriochilus cucullatus

Question & Answer Time

Each month members are requested to submit their questions regarding the cultivation of epiphytic or terrestrial orchids. Your questions will then be put to expert growers at the meeting for answers which will subsequently be published in the Bulletin.

Dendrobium Lustrous x Vivid

Display Benches

Terrestrial Display Bench

Members can bring in their orchids and display them on the benches at the meetings so that others may enjoy them.

We are not a judging society so orchids are not compared and rated against each other.  However we do award certificates for good culture.  To receive a certificate an orchid must be owned by the grower for a minimum of 3 years and should be grown well for that particular species or hybrid.

Linguella nana

Help Table

If you are having problems with growing a particular orchid, bring it along to the help table and our members will be happy to give their advice on how to best care for it.

If your orchid has an insect infestation, rust or viral disease please cover it to prevent it from contaminating other orchids benched at the meeting.

Peristochilus Olive Grace

Sales Bench

Castle Creek Orchids

At each meeting there are always orchids for sale.  Both mature orchids and seedlings are available from members and sometimes from commercial sellers.

We also sell publications on the care of orchids as well as other merchandise. For a complete list please refer to our merchandise page .

Pterostylis melagramma


Visitors are always welcome to our meetings.  Come along and meet our members and see for yourself what an active organisation we are before deciding to join.