Campbelltown Orchid Society prepares to host annual Spring Show

Macarthur Square shoppers will be treated to a sea of beautiful colours this week.

The Campbelltown Orchid Society will host its annual Spring Show at the shopping centre from Thursday to Sunday.

More 50 different orchid types will be on display, from striking purple Cymbidiums through to bright yellow Cattleyas.

Society treasurer Ray Cockroft said Macarthur’s recent rainfall had ensured the orchids were in tip-top shape for the show.

“The natural drop of rain gives the orchids a flush out and you can notice the difference within a few days,” he said.

“We will have plenty of orchids out for people to see and buy.”

The star of the show is set to be the popular Cymbidum orchid, which comes in a variety of colours.

“Spring is the main time of the year for Cymbidiums,” Mr Cockroft said.

“The Cymbidiums have long leaves with a spike coming up and they’re quite striking to look at.”

The Spring Show has been a fixture on the Campbelltown Orchid Society’s calendar at Macarthur Square since 1980.

Mr Cockroft said the show was well supported by locals each year.

“It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year and it shows off what we can grow here in Macarthur,” he said.

“Club members sell their plants and we take a 15 per cent commission which goes towards keeping the club going.

“There are always lots of people looking at our show. Some people will purchase a little orchid while others will buy three or four big ones.”

The annual Spring Show will be held at Macarthur Square from Thursday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.