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Introduction

The NSW Regional Judging Panel provides the judging panels to judge orchids throughout NSW. Judges panels are convened to judge at Orchid Society Shows and meetings, garden club shows and local horticultural shows. Orchid judging is done in accordance with the Australian Orchid Council Judging Rules.

Orchid Shows are judged on a comparative basis rewarding the best flowers within each appropriate group. There is in excess of 40,000 species of orchid in nature and an even greater diversity of man-made hybrids. Orchids must firstly be well-grown and free from blemishes and disease, then they are chosen for the best of their type.

The second form of Judging is Award Judging. Here judges consider orchid flowers based on quality according to the current standards and benchmarks. Plants are awarded First Class Certificates for the very best plants, and Awards of Merit and Highly Commended Certificates for superior plants. Species orchids that are new to cultivation and where no benchmark yet exists may be awarded Certificates of Botanical Merit where applicable. Orchids with desirable, new or distinctive features such as colour are awarded Awards of Distinction. Exceptionally well-grown plants which meet reasonable flower quality standards may be given Awards Cultural Certificates.

Orchid Appreciation & Judging Classes

Judging Panel Details

New South Wales is divided into 4 Regional Panels

Metropolitan Panel

Area Covered This panel covers the area bounded by the Hawkesbury River, Campbelltown and Kiama
Judging Class Dates Contact the Registrar
Award Judging Availability
  • 1st Wednesday North Shore Orchid Society
  • 2nd Monday Sutherland Orchid Society
  • 3rd Monday Kuring-gai Orchid Society
  • Last Monday Orchid Society of NSW

Award Judging is also available at the shows and special judging sessions can be arranged through the Registrar

Registrar Contact Details Ian Chalmers
Phone: 0400220192

Hunter and Central Coast Panel

Area Covered  
Judging Class Dates  
Award Judging Availability  
Registrar Contact Details Brian Richens

Mid North Coast Panel

Area Covered  
Judging Class Dates  
Award Judging Availability  
Registrar Contact Details Dick Cooper

Far North Coast Regional Judging Panel

Area Covered North Coast NSW
Judging Class Dates  
Award Judging Availability  
Registrar Contact Details Robert Wilson

South and Western Regional Judging Panel

Area Covered South of Kiama to the Victorian Border and West of the dividing range from Dubbo south
Judging Class Dates  
Award Judging Availability  
Registrar Contact Details Peter Stubbs, email  stubbspj@iprimus.com.au Phone 4472 8717 Mobile 0412 741 619

 

21 Sept 2016