Past Shows

2017 Tauranga Orchid Show
When: September 22-24.
Theme: Alice in Orchidland; the vision of Jean Richardson, Grant Bayley, Sandra Simpson, Conrad Coenen & Barry Curtis.
Grand champion: Cattleya jongheana grown by Helen McDonald.
Reserve champion: Cattleya Tricky Michelle x Cattleya Aussie Sunset grown by Leroy Orchids (Auckland).
Natalie Simmonds Trophy for Best Specimen Plant: Coelogyne cristata grown by Conrad Coenen.
Results: For a full list of results, go here.

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Cattleya jongheana grown by Helen McDonald. Photo: Sandra Simpson

2016 Tauranga Orchid Show
When: September 9-11.
Theme: Jewels of the Rainforest with Mayan temple; the vision of Alec Roy.
Grand champion: Laelia jongheana, grown by Helen McDonald.
Reserve champion: Cymbidium lowianum, grown by Conrad Coenen.
Results: For a full list of results, go here.

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Laelia jongheana grown by Helen McDonald. Photo: Sandra Simpson

2015 Tauranga Orchid Show
When: September 11-13.
Theme: Coral & Jade to mark our 35th birthday; the vision of Sandra Simpson.
Grand champion: Cattleya intermedia variety orlata ‘Rio’, grown by Maurice Bycroft (Matamata).
Reserve champion: Zygoneria Kings Park, grown by Brian Enticott.
Results: For a full list of results, go here.

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Cattleya intermedia var. orlata ‘Rio’ grown by Maurice Bycroft. Photo: Sandra Simpson

2014 Tauranga Orchid Show
When: September 12-14.
Theme: Granny’s Orchid Delirium (visitors walked through her living room and dining room); the vision of Conrad Coenen.
Grand champion: Cattleya Itsa Blue ‘Blue Moon’, grown by Lee and Roy Neale (Auckland).
Reserve champion: Aerangis hyaloides, grown by Helen McDonald.

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Cattleya Itsa Blue ‘Blue Moon’ grown by Lee and Roy Neale. Photo: Sandra Simpson

2013 Tauranga Orchid Show
Theme: Orchids in Paradise.
Grand Champion: Zygolum ‘Conrad’s Star’, grown by Conrad Coenen.
Reserve Champion: Cymbidium Panther Beauty ‘Apricot Flame’ x Coraki Smoke ‘Orange Squash’, grown by Andy Price (Whakatane).

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Zygolum ‘Conrad’s Star’ grown by Conrad Coenen. Photo: Sandra Simpson

2012 Tauranga Orchid Show
Theme: China.
Grand champion: Lycaste virginalis, grown by  Diane Hintz.
Reserve champion: Rhynchostele cervantesii, grown by Brian Enticott.

2011 Tauranga Orchid Show
Theme: Rooms & Windows.
Grand champion: Masdevallia Trevor Gilbanks, grown by Ron Maunder.
Reserve champion: Sarcochilus Starstruck x Velvet, grown by D & P Hutchins (Gisborne).

2010 Tauranga Orchid Show
Grand champion: Ascocendra John De Baise x Jean Ward, grown by Diane Hintz.
Reserve champion: Dendrobium crepidiferum, grown by Ron Maunder.

From 1980 to 2010 Tauranga Orchid Society staged an annual display (ie, unjudged). In 2010 the TOS committee was asked by BOP judging committee members to look at changing  Tauranga to a judged show. This was approved and from September 2010, there has been an annual, judged show.

The silver tray presented each year as a trophy to the grower of the orchid named Grand Champion was donated by longtime Tauranga Orchid Society committee members Natalie and Brian Simmonds.

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