Benched Winners August 2018
Benched Winners in each category

Judges First Choice

Ddc. tenellum  Grower: M. & L. Lobley

Ddc. tenellum  Grower: M. & L. Lobley

Judges gave this plant the top award of all plants benched for the meeting. It featured a nice array of racemes which encircled the entire plant on which the flowers were fresh and clean. This presentation is the reward for good culture and growing conditions.

Judges Second Choice

Pot. Goldenminima


Pot. Goldenminima Grower: B. & S. Brown

This plant was in the well representd cattleya section.  The colouration was quite unusual and the segments were quite full.

Judges Third Choice

Phal. unknown

Phal. unknown  Grower: N. Donsky

This unknown plant has a very impressive colour which is quite eye catching and worthy of its placing.

Member’s Choice

Rhy. gigantea

Rhy. gigantea  Grower: M. & L. Lobley

Members favoured this plant as their choice for the best plant on the benches for the evening. Displaying five racemes of deep purple flowers it was a standout in the Species section and its attractiveness earned it best members choice.

Monthly Competition Winners


Plant: Rlc. Deception Dawn

Grower: R. Mollee

Rlc. Deception Dawn

Cattleya Compact

Plant: Pot. Goldenminima

Grower: B. & S. Brown

Pot. Goldenminima

Cattleya Any Other

Plant: L. crispata x (C. Landate x C. milleri) x Ctt. Susan Holcombe

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

 L. crispata x (C. Landate x C. milleri) x Ctt. Susan Holcombe


Plant: Phal. Unknown

Grower: N. Donsky

Phal. Unknown


Plant: Den. Buddy Brown

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Den. Buddy Brown

Any other genera

Plant: Cym. Unknown

Grower: W. Semple

Cym. Unknown


Plant: Phal. Unknown

Grower: A. Nakamura

Phal. Unknown

Floral Art

Theme: Fun at the Fair

Creator: L. & J. Abbate

Fun at the Fair


Plant: V. Petite Bouquet ‘Violet’

Grower: S. Addison

V. Petite Bouquet 'Violet'

Australian native

Plant: Den. lichenastrum var Prentice

Grower: M. Cole

Den. lichenastrum var Prentice

Australian Native Hybrid

Plant: Den. Johulatum

Grower: G. & E. Markcrow

Den. Johulatum


Plant: Rhy. gigantea

Grower: M. & L. Lobley

 Rhy. gigantea