Benched Winners September 2017
Judges choice winners and first place winners for every category

Judges First Choice

C. intermedia var aquinii

C. intermedia var aquinii  Grower: R. Mollee

This plant deservedly won the best tabled plant at the meeting.

The superb shape, colour and size of the flowers was a standout amongst all benched plants.

It consistently flowers the same top quality due to the culture of the plant by the owner.

Judges Second Choice

Den. Delicatum

Den. Delicatum  Grower: B. & S. Brown

A plant approaching specimen size was a worthy winner of second place in Judges Choice.

The clear white unblemished flowers in abundance was a real eye catcher and will get progressively better as the plant matures.

Judges Third Choice

C. intermedia

C. intermedia  Grower: J. Henry

This plant was tabled in the Novice Section and though it was grown by a more inexperienced member it was good enough to fill the third place of all orchids benched.

It is one of the line bred C. intermedia which came to prominence a few years ago and has been a huge step up in shape.

Member’s Choice

Ctt. Fire Gem ' Jacinta '

Ctt. Fire Gem ‘Jacinta’   Grower:  G. Marcrow

The members voted this plant as their choice for the best plant on display. It is quite obvious how their decision was reached as it is a very vibrant orange base colour with contrasting red colouration on the petal and lip.

Being a cluster type is all the more pleasing as the additional heads of flowers is so striking and eye catching it appeals to everyone.

Monthly Competition Winners


Plant: Rlc. Dream Trader ‘Casino’

Grower: B. & S. Brown

Rlc. Dream Trader ' Casino '

Cattleya Compact

Plant: C. unknown

Grower: M. & N. Donsky

C. Unknown

Cattleya Any Other

Plant: Ctt. Fire Gem ‘Jacinta’

Grower: G. Markcrow

Ctt. Fire Gem ' Jacinta '


Plant: Paph. St Swithin

Grower: B. & S. Brown

Paph. St. Swithin


Plant: Phal. Unknown

Grower: M. & N. Donsky

Phal. Unknown


Plant: Den. Miyuki

Grower: J. & H. Rutter

Den. Miyuki

Any other genera

Plant: Epi. Wedding Valley

Grower: S.  Cavalea

Epi. Wedding Valley


Plant: C. intermedia

Grower: J. Henry

C. intermedia

Floral Art

Theme: Spring is in the air

Creator: M. & N. Donsky

Spring is in the air


Plant: V. Viboon Velvet ‘ Perky ‘

Grower: R. Kerr

V. Vinboon Velvet ' Perky '


Plant: Onc. Solar Landing ‘ Marsden ‘

Grower: S. Cavalea

Onc. Solar Landing ' Marsden '

Australian native

Plant: Den. speciosum var. grandiflorum

Grower: B. & S. Brown

Den speciosum var grandiflorum

Australian native hybrid

Plant: Den. Delicatum

Grower: B. & S. Brown

Den. Delicatum.


Plant: C. intermedia var aquinii

Grower: R. Mollee

C. intermedia var aquinii