Hastings River Orchid Society show on Sunday May 5

Champion Pncidiinae Odonatcidium Succubus 'Night Shift' by Wayne Stephenson.

Champion Pncidiinae Odonatcidium Succubus 'Night Shift' by Wayne Stephenson.

Fancy an orchid show for Mum and the rest of the family?

The Hastings River Orchid Society will hold its pre-Mothers Day Autumn Show on Sunday May 5 in the Wauchope RSL Club open from 10am till 3.30pm.

The Port Macquarie Botanical Art Group will be on hand bring to life beautiful pictures of Australian plants. Work from the classes will be presented so everyone can enjoy the artwork and talk to the artists and gain an insight into becoming a botanical artist.

"Then they have John Riley displaying his wonderful water drawings of Australian native orchids," said Greg Elliott.

"John goes out into the Australian bush and paints these wonderful and unique orchids which some are very tiny but are unique to Australia. John will amaze you with his knowledge of the Australian orchids and many other things that he is known for, Australian Native Snails just to mention one."

The show benches will be a blaze of colour with many orchids in full bloom, with over 24 classes to accommodate the large variety or orchids; also there will be tables of foliage plants to look at.

The sales table will have choice orchids in bloom especially for Mother's Day so come along and buy one for your Mum.

The Hastings River Orchid Society wishes to thank the Management and Board of Directors of the Wauchope RSL Club for being sole sponsors of this very special show.

"We look forward to seeing families bringing their Mothers out for this show and going home with a plant off the sales table," added Mr Elliott.