Country Clubs Challenge
Saturday 4th July and Sunday 5th July
In 2015, the Cobden and District Orchid Club will host the challenge. The Challenge will be held at the Cobden Technical School, entrance off McKenzie Road, Cobden. The show will be open to the public from 12 noon on Saturday and on Sunday.
Download a brochure for this show here.
Major orchid nurseries will be present and selling a very wide range of very good orchids. Lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments will be available for purchase.
In 2000 the first challenge between Western Victorian Orchid Societies was held over the first weekend in July. Since then the 9 clubs have met each year for the annual Challenge which has not only developed into one of the best shows seen in Victoria but also a most enjoyable weekend with almost 200 people attending the dinner held on the Saturday night. In 2005 St. Arnaud joined the Challenge now making it 10 societies. In 2009 two new Societies joined , the Geelong Orchid and Indoor Plant Club and the Goulburn Valley Orchid Society now making it 12 societies.
The societies involved are:
Ballarat Orchid Society
Bendigo Orchid Club
Cobden & District Orchid Society
Geelong Orchid and Indoor Plant Club
Goulburn Valley Orchid Club
Horsham and Districts Orchid Society
Mid Murray Orchid Society
St. Arnaud and District Orchid Society
Stawell Orchid Society
Sunraysia Orchid Club
Warrnambool and District Orchid Society
2015 Challenge to be held at Cobden
2014 Challenge held at Shepparton
2013 Challenge held at Mildura
2012 Challenge held at Warrnambool
2011 Challenge Held at Kerang
2010 Challenge Held at Stawell
2009 Challenge Held at St Arnaud
2008 Challenge Held at Bendigo
2007 Chalienge Held at Ballarat
2006 Challenge Held at Horsham
2005 Challenge Held at Cobden