Green thumbs to descend on Wagga in vibrant display or orchids

FLOWER OF THE FLOCK: Wagga Orchid Society vice-president John Dawe expects more than 400 punters to admire the popular plant this weekend. Picture: Les Smith

FLOWER OF THE FLOCK: Wagga Orchid Society vice-president John Dawe expects more than 400 punters to admire the popular plant this weekend. Picture: Les Smith

A BURLY, bearded builder has billed this weekend’s Wagga Orchid Society’s annual spring show as a spectacularly beautiful showing.

Wagga tradie John Dawe, who “fell in love with the uniqueness of the orchids”, said growers from around the region will descend on Wagga to showcase more than 300 plants.

Mr Dawe hinted the festival may feature a plant worth $1300, which is “very slow growing but produces absolutely stunning yellow flowers with red dots”.

Orchid growers will bring a wide array of plants from as far afield as Albury and Beechworth.

Glasshouse doors open on Saturday from 9am to 5pm and on Sunday between 9am to 4pm at the Glenfield Park Community Centre, 1 Tanda Place Wagga.

Entry costs $5 for adults and children go free.

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