Here are the dates and times for this years meetings:
All Sundays – 13h00 for 14h00
27 November (provisional)
Missed a hint or tip or forgotten about a meeting or show? You’ll find them all here!
Please note the show dates for:
Due to unforeseen and unexpected circumstances the society regrets having had to cancel the Autumn Orchid Show. The Spring Show remains as is for the time being.
The committee has decided that due to continued Covid 19 threat as well as the difficulty of managing the show for Covid 19 protocols, there will not be a Spring Show this year.
We look forward to starting the shows afresh (all going well) in 2022 – watch this space for updates closer to the time.
Sunday 27 June Meeting Cancelled – see notices for details!
Please note that with the current rising Covid numbers and the large percentage in Gauteng making it more of a Tsunami than a wave, we have today cancelled the meeting scheduled for 27 June and postponed the SGM & AGM scheduled for the same day (until further notice).
We hope and trust we will be able to resume meetings from the end of July 2021.
Our meeting dates are:
Monthly meetings are resuming within COVID19 restrictions as they are at present – first meeting is Sunday 30 May at 13h00 for 14h00 at the recently renovated Floreum – face mask over nose and mouth at ALL times and regular sanitisation are a MUST
“ 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.”
The continuing effect of the Covid restrictions have led to further cancellations – please see notices for details
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, still being in its final stages as well as the fact that gatherings are prohibited in the Gardens until further notice, the final meeting dates are still to be finalised but will customarily be on the last Sunday of each month, but please see below for each specific month’s meeting.
The tentative dates are as follows:
January meeting – Cancelled due to Lockdown restrictions…
February meeting – planned for 28 February, but subject to Lockdown restrictions…
March meeting – planned for 28 March, but still to be confirmed
April meeting – planned for 25 April, but still to be confirmed
May meeting – planned for 30 May – but still to be confirmed
June meeting – planned for 27 June – but still to be confirmed
July meeting – planned for 25 July – but still to be confirmed
August meeting – planned for 29 August -but still to be confirmed
September meeting – planned for 26 September – but still to be confirmed
October meeting – planned for 31 October – but still to be confirmed
November meeting – Usually our year-end event so subject to further details in due course
“ 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, fears and protocols that will be required if and when gatherings are allowed again and therefore, with sadness, announce that the customary Autumn Orchid Show end March / early April will be cancelled.
We are hoping that circumstances and regulations will allow us to have the Spring Show in the latter part of the year.”
Saturday 21st September 2019 – 09h00 to 17h00
Sunday 22nd September 2019 – 09h00 to 16h00
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
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