Orchid Identification Poster Available from NRM Education – for a copy click here (it will be necessary to scroll down the page to the section titled Identification Charts)

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2019 Calendar of South Australian Orchids

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Click here for more information



February 26 2019 General Meeting


TERN AusPlots (University of Adelaide) is offering a 2018 PhD Top-up Scholarship: Orchids – Canary in the coal mine for climate change. For details click here

Our Aim

The Native Orchid Society of South Australia promotes the conservation of Australian native orchids through cultivation and the preservation of naturally occurring orchids and natural habitat. All native orchids are protected in Australia. Collection of any plant material without a permit is illegal.


Meetings are held monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December and January) 8.00pm , at St Matthews Hall, Bridge Street, Kensington. The hall is opened at 7.15pm to allow members to access the library.  Visitors are welcome.  For details of monthly speakers go to the Events page .

Members’ Monthly Picture Competition

At the society’s monthly meetings, a picture competition is held where members can submit their orchid pictures or artwork.  To see the current winning picture and related article click here.

For information on how to enter click here and for information on NOSSA’s policy on images click here.

2018 – This year we are introducing a new aspect to the competition. After the October meeting, there will be a competition to find the 12 most popular photographs to be used in a calendar for 2019.

Annual Spring Show

Every year, our growers host a show to showcase their best specimens, which are then judged by professionals.  Also a variety of orchids are available for sale to the public, many which cannot be purchased elsewhere.  Our shows are a chance for people to see some of South Australian native orchids as well as plants from interstate.  Go to the Events page for details of the Spring Show

Growing Orchids

Our membership includes a number of orchid growers.  Plants are displayed and judged at the monthly meetings.  The growers willingly share their knowledge on how to grow orchids, and sometimes can direct to the places to purchase orchids.

Orchid Walks

NOSSA field trips offer the chance to see some of our exquisite orchids, as well as the opportunity to meet those who are knowledgeable about our native orchids.  It is a good place to begin learning about orchids.

Most Field trips will be on the Saturday following the General meeting. Depending upon the season, there may be field trips at other times.

Bookings are essential.  Click here to book.

Orchid Conservation

NOSSA members are involved in various conservation activities throughout the state such as orchid surveys, monitoring and weed control.

Any member interested in being involved in any of these activities needs to contact the Conservation Officer for details.  Conservation Officer contact details are in the Journal.

Interested in joining

For membership details click here

NB: No part of an orchid can be taken from the bush – only photographs & memories

NB: Permission is required before copying images from this website






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