Witwatersrand Orchid Society

Fun and Friendship through Orchids


Missed a hint or tip or forgotten about a meeting or show?  You’ll find them all here!


October Meeting – decision pending by the Committee…

Dear members, please note that a decision regarding the October meeting will be communicated in due course.

Thank you for your continued support during Lockdown and we’re hoping for the best.

Take care and keep well.

Breaking News

More Cancellations… Please check the notices for more details!

Most shows and meetings, to date, have had to be cancelled due to the restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  We’re hoping that the October Meeting will take place but please check this website for further updates!


31 May – Meeting Cancelled… Click to read further!

Please note that the meeting on Sunday, 31 May 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic currently playing out in South Africa and the restrictions that we find ourselves under

We trust all our members will understand and will be ready to join us as soon as it’s all over!


Autumn Show 2020 Cancelled… Click here to read further!

“ The committee and several members, (that are regularly involved with the management of the orchid shows), of the Witwatersrand Orchid Society, deem it prudent to err on the side of caution with the Covid–19 virus threat and fears and therefore, with sadness, announce that the forthcoming Autumn Orchid Show at Marks Park Sports Club on 28 & 29 March will be cancelled.

At this stage, a later date has not been ruled out, but can only be decided at a later stage.”

Club Meetings

next monthly meeting

The WOS monthly meeting is held on a Sunday  at 13h00 for 14H00 and usually end between 16h00 & 16h30

PLEASE NOTE that due to renovation at our usual venue, The Floreum, until further notice the meeting venue will change to the Edu – Centre, (near the Rose Garden) for which you use the main parking and entrance to the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia, on Thomas Bowler Rd, opposite Roosevelt Park High, keeping to the left and following the signs…..

The dates are as follows:

April meeting – 22 March – Cancelled due to Lockdown…

April meeting – 26 April  – Cancelled due to Lockdown…

May meeting – 31 May – Cancelled due to Lockdown…

June meeting – 28 June – Cancelled due to Lockdown…

July meeting – 2 August ( to accomodate Orchid Lovers Fair) – Cancelled due to Lockdown…

August meeting – 30 August – Cancelled due to Lockdown…

September meeting – 27 September – Cancelled due to Lockdown…

October meeting – 25 October – Decision pending, to be advised!



WOS Autumn Show

Show dates

Please note that the 2 days show last year ending up a success, we have decided to continue the same format this year

Our shows for the year of 2020 are on the following dates:

Autumn Show – 28 & 29 MarchCancelled due to Lockdown…

Spring Show – 10 & 11 October – Cancelled due to Lockdown…

PLEASE NOTE – Due to the renovations of The Floreum (our customary show venue) The Spring Show both will be held at the Vumani Hall at the Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Road entrance

Sign posting will be in place around the gardens


WOS Spring Show

WOS Spring Show dates

Saturday 21st September 2019 – 09h00 to 17h00
Sunday 22nd September 2019 – 09h00 to 16h00

The Floreum
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
Olifants rd, north parking, next to dam wall


A great show was had…. thanks to all the helpers and to the public that supported us

WOS Autumn Show

WOS Autumn Show dates

Please note that due to a very light attendance on the Friday of the shows last year has led us to try a 2 days show this year

The dates are:
Saturday 23rd March 2019 – 09h00 to 17h00
Sunday 24th March 2019 – 09h00 to 16h00

venue – the Floreum
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
Olifants Rd, North parking, next to dam wall

Other Society Shows

Other Society Shows

Our friends around the country also have regular shows a/o events

they are as follows:


20 June – 14th Paphiopedilum Symposium, Encore Complex, Hatfield, Pretoria – Postponed to 2021 due to Lockdown…

25 & 26 July – Orchid Lovers’ Fair, Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Roodepoort – Cancelled due to Lockdown…

22 & 23 August – Rustenburg Orchid Society Spring Show, Waterfall Mall, Rustenburg

29 – 30 August – Highway Orchids Society Show, Kloof Town Hall

28 – 30 August – Zululand Orchid Society Spring Show, Broadwalk Inkwazi Shopping Ctr, Richards Bay

4 – 6 September – Plantae Orchid Club Spring Show, The Witness Garden Show, Showgrounds, Pietermaritzburg

11 – 13 September – Wolkberg Orchid Society Spring Show, Lifestyle Ctr, Tzaneen

11 – 13 September – East Rand Orchid Society Autumn Show, Greenstone Shopping Ctr

24 – 27 September – Cape Orchid Society Spring Show, Richard Crowie Hall, Kirstenbosch

2 – 4 October – Gonubie Orchid Society Spring Show, Gonubie Hotel

30 Oct – 1 Nov – Natal Orchid Society Spring Show, Parkhill Bowling Club


Hints and Tips

hint No: 12345

remember to repot your orchids regularly to avoid the mix going stale. some need repotting every year

Hints and Tips

Top Tip #1501

Water your orchids occasionally, its a good idea!

Club Meetings

Next Meeting

The WOS monthly meeting is held on Sunday  at 13h00 for 14H00 and usually end between 16h00 & 16h30

Speaker will be added soonest

Please join us at our usual venue, The Floreum, JHB Botanical Gardens, Olifants Road North parking, Emmarentia.

The dates are as follows:

*** changed to Sat 31 August ***
29 September
20 October