SHOWS AND EVENTS

The Cape Orchid Society holds a number of events throughout the year. The two annual shows, taking place in autumn and spring, enable members of the Society to showcase their orchid flowers in larger-than-life themed displays built at various locations across Cape Town. The shows offer the public an opportunity to view what the Society does, experience the beauty of the orchid world, and purchase orchids and other exotic plants to add to their own collections. The Cape Orchid Society also hosts various events throughout the year such as greenhouse visits, trips to local orchid nurseries, hikes and social events.

UPCOMING SHOWS

The Cape Orchid Society’s Autumn Show | 2018

Diarise the dates for the Cape Orchid Society’s Autumn Show 2018. The event will take place in the Richard Crowie Hall at Kirstenbosch Gardens on 6, 7 and 8 April 2018. More details to come…

RECENT SHOWS

The Cape Orchid Society’s Spring Show | Orchids in Art

The Cape Orchid Society’s Spring Show 2017 entitled ‘Orchids in Art’ was hosted by Stephan Welz and Co., one of South Africa’s foremost fine art and design auctioneers at their beautiful premises in the Great Alphen in Constantia, Cape Town between 15 and 20 September 2017. This show was the headline event for the Society’s fundraising campaign for the Jubilee Legacy Project. The event centred around 60 orchid-inspired artworks, donated by emerging and established South African artists. The artworks formed part of the Stephan Welz 2017 Spring Auction.

The Cape Orchid Society’s Autumn Show

Disas and Diamonds: The COS Diamond Jubilee Show

Disas and Diamonds is a celebration of the Cape Orchid Society’s 60th anniversary. Our diamond jubilee show was a visual recollection of our journey through the decades from our humble yet enthusiastic beginnings in the 1950s to the present and beyond. The show was held in the John Winter Hall at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on 7, 8 and 9 April 2017.

UPCOMING SHOWS

The Cape Orchid Society’s Autumn Show | 2018

Diarise the dates for the Cape Orchid Society’s Autumn Show 2018. The event will take place in the Richard Crowie Hall at Kirstenbosch Gardens on 6, 7 and 8 April 2018. More details to come…

UPCOMING EVENTS

Cape Orchid Society Spring hike

Join the Society as we explore Silvermine and surrounds in search of wild orchids. You can expect to see fields of satyriums and other terrestrial orchid species. We depart from the lower gate at Silvermine on Sunday 8 October at 9am sharp. Wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots, bring plenty of snacks and water and all the other hiking essentials.

RECENT EVENTS

Second Cape Orchid Society Annual Auction

The Society’s annual auction is an opportunity for members of the Society and the general public to raise their paddles to bid for orchids and orchid-related lots to raise some funds for the Society’s culture and conservation efforts. On offer are rare orchids, specimen-sized plants, growing materials, artworks, jewellery and much more. This event is extremely popular and generates a great deal of exposure for the Society and the brands associated with the event.

Cape Orchid Society’s Autumn Hike 2017

On Sunday 12 February 2017 a handful of orchid enthusiasts summited Table Mountain in search of Disas. Despite the wind and rain, we made it to the top and were treated to hundreds of Disa uniflora in full bloom along the streams and aquaduct. We also came across Disa ferruginea and Disa graminifolia.