A highlight of each meeting is the Show Table where members bring flowering plants
for display and judging. These Show Tables have developed over the years into mini-shows
in their own right. Plants are judged in each orchid family class (known as an “Alliance”)
and ribbons are awarded.
This is a good opportunity to share knowledge related to specific orchids and their
growing conditions. By bringing your plant in, you not only have a chance to share
the beautiful flowers with other members but you also have the opportunity to share
ideas and tips on growing from some of our experts.
The alliances are as follows:
• Cattleya alliance
• Dendrobium group
• Oncidium alliance
• Paphiopedilum / phragmipedium
• Pleurothallid group
• Vandaceous alliance
Everyone is encouraged to bring in your flowering plants for the show table - you
do not need to be an expert grower. If you are not sure which alliance your plant
belongs in, one of the society members will be happy to help you decide. We even
have a “Novice” category for anyone who has not brought a plant for the show table
A show table at a typical meeting
Close-up of the Cattleya Alliance section
We have collected a lot of photos from Show Tables at meetings over the past few
years. Please check under the “Photos” tab, or click here.