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About Brisbane Orchid Society

Welcome to the Brisbane Orchid Society web site. Our society is dedicated to the preservation and cultivation of orchids. Learn more about our society.

BOS Orchid Show

When 8am to 4pm Saturday 1 April 2017
8:30am to 3pm Sunday 2 April 2017
Where Mt Gravatt State School Hall
1263 Logan Rd
Mt Gravatt

(Opposite Spotlight)

Benching 4pm - 7:30pm Friday 31 March 2017
Schedule 2017 Show Schedule

Here is some further information on our show, including results and class winners of previous shows.

Recent Newsletter Articles

Here are some articles from recent newsletters. These articles cover many aspects about orchids and growing orchids.

Orchid Culture

Equitant (Tolumnia) Oncidiums

Mini-Cattleyas and why you should grow them.

Cultivation of Sarcochilus - Sarcanthinae

Cultivation of Phalaenopsis

Paphiopedulum Culture.  What Paph should I grow and how should I grow it.

Growing Paphiopedilum My Way.  How one member grows his Paphiopedilums.

Orchids that attack, the strange Catasetum genus.

Growing Phalaenopsis, the easy way.

Growing the Austrailian Native Den. teretifolium

Growing Australian Native Cool-Growing Dendrobiums by Cedarvale Orchids

Growing Oncidium sphacelatum.

Growing Isochilus linearis.

Growing Stanhopea.


Flasking Orchids.  Can I flask my own orchids?   Find out here.

Taking Seedlings out of Flask

Another method of deflasking.

Growing Orchids from Seed.  Can I grow orchids from seed?  How do I do it?  Should I do it?  Find out here.


Orchid Nomenclature.  What do the various parts of an orchid name mean?  What can I learn about an orchid just from the name?  Find out in this article.

Record Keeping.  What records should I keep?

Labelling  - Get it right!  How to get the most from your orchid labels.

Paphiopedilum Competition Classes - The different Paph classes used in BOS competion.

Dendrobium Beetles (Stethopachys formosa)

Scanning Orchid Flowers, an alternative to photographs.

Get some ideas on how you might improve your shadehouse.

Catch the insects in your shadehouse with bug traps.

What should I look for in a digital camera to photograph my orchids.

Use of Articles in Newsletters

Orchid societies are welcome to reproduce these articles in their publications provided 

the original author and source of the article is suitably acknowledged
A copy of the publication is provided to Brisbane Orchid Society.  This may be an electronic or a printed copy. 

Orchid Virus

Have a look at what some orchid virus symptoms looks like and learn about orchid virus.

Orchid Shows

See what Orchid shows are coming up in Queensland.

Orchid Conferences

See what Orchid Conferences are coming up in Australia and around the world.

Orchid Nurseries

Have a look at the orchid nurseries in the greater Brisbane area plus orchid nurseries and services in Australia on the web.

Orchid Societies

Need to know what societies are in Queensland.  Have a look for your local orchid society.

Joining BOS

BOS welcomes all new members.  See what BOS membership offers you, or print and mail the membership form to the secretary (address on the form) to join BOS.

What's New

Have a look at what changes have happened recently.

Site Map

If you can't find what you want, find any page quickly on this site map.


If you would like to see some other sites on orchids, have a look at our links

Brisbane Orchid Society, proudly Australian.


We would love to hear from you with any comments or feedback about this site or orchids in general.  If you have any questions on orchids or how to grow them, we will also do our best to answer these.

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