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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Geelong Group) Inc.

Coming Up

Due to the current COVID-19 situation all meetings, our Spring Show, field trips and activities have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.


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 the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves the Committee is monitoring updated advice from the State and Federal Governments.

As a result of their Social Distancing Guide and our Members being in the high risk demographic we have a duty of care for their safety and wellbeing.

Therefore, the Committee has decided to cancel all meetings, our Spring Show, field trips and activities for the forseeable future.

We will make decisions for each following month as the situation evolves.

Please stay safe.

ANOS Geelong Group Committee

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 newsletter, which reports on our previous activities and upcoming events as well as containing articles on our orchids and their culture.

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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.