The 2021 annual John Oxley Orchid Society Show was held on

Saturday 24th July 8.30am to 4.00pm and Sunday 25th July 9.00am to 3.30pm.

Admission: $4.00 (free for children).
For more information, see:

Plant sales lodgement form
Ruled show classes
Conditions of entry

John Oxley District Orchid Society Inc (JODOS) holds its Annual Winter Show in July each year in the Auditorium at the Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha. It is considered to be one of Brisbane’s premier orchid shows.  On display are Australian Native Orchids, Species Orchids from around the world and many Hybrid Orchids. It is held at a time when Cymbidiums are flowering in Brisbane and there are also strong displays of Cattleya, Phalaenopsis, Paphiopedilum, Dendrobium and Oncidium hybrids as well as their species.

Setting up is on the Friday afternoon with judging on Friday night. The show is open on Saturday from 8.30am to 4.00pm and on Sunday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. The show concludes with presentation of prizes at about 2.30 on Sunday.

On both days there are potting demonstrations twice daily, morning and afternoon. Cultural advice from some of Brisbane’s best growers is available all week-end.  There will be lots of orchid plants for sale at very reasonable prices.  This is a great opportunity to purchase plants to increase an existing collection or maybe purchase your first plants to start on this rewarding and interesting hobby.

This is a perfect opportunity for photographers to get some great photographs of orchid flowers, the bold, the beautiful, and the very unusual.

All the necessary potting requirements are available for sale.

In addition light refreshments and floral arrangements are available for purchase.

The Brisbane City Council runs a bus service to the Botanic Gardens.  There is off street parking with disabled parking right at the front door.



Winners July Show 2021.

Champion of the show.

Ddc. wenzelii.

Owner. G. Yong Gee.


Reserve Champion.

Den. lasiathera x Den. Adrian Lonne.

Owner. P. Horgan.


Champion Paphiopedulum.

Paph. Makuli.

Owner. M. Tierney.


Champion Cattleya.

Rlc. Mem. Gordon Valance.

Owner. P. Horgan.


Champion any other Hybrid Genera.

Rhy. Horata x Rhy. gigantea var. alba.

Owner. G. Grant.


Champion Display.

Species Society Orchid Display.

Grand Champion winner Gary Yong Gee, Patron Jessica Pugh and President Michael Byrnes,

Lucky Door prize winner J. Smith.


Show winners July Show 2019


Grand Champion.  Phrag. besseae ‘Astrid’

Champion Species.

Owner. P. Horgan.

Phrag. besseae 'Astrid'


Reserve Champion. Rhy. gigantica.

Owner. M. Tierney.

Rhy. gigantica.


Champion Paphiopedlum. Paph. Magic Moments.

Owner. M. Tierney.

Paph. Magic Moments.


Champion Cattleya.  C. Rosella Blues.

Owner. J. and J. Buckley.

C. Rosella Blues.


Champion Dendrobium.  Den. Alice’s Roberto x Den.canaliculatum

Owner. P. Horgan.


Champion any other Genera.  Bak. Sea Snake ‘Unforgettable’.

Owner. E. Kinnish.

Bak. Sea Snake 'Unforgettable'.


Champion Specimen. Onc. Tsiku Marguerite.

T. and J. Cusack.

Onc. Tsiku Marguerite.


Section of plants for Sale

Section of plant sales


Floral arrangements

Floral arrangements


Benched plants

Benched plants


Floral Displays

Floral Displays


Some winners July show 2018

July 2017 Show


General Display

Section of Floral Art

General Display

Section of floral Art display

Plants for sale

More display plants

Plants for Sale

More display plants

Featured display

Featured display


July 2016 Show

Floral art on display at John Oxley District Orchid Society Annual Show

Floral art display

Floral art for sale at John Oxley District Orchid Society Annual Show

Floral art for sale

General display at John Oxley District Orchid Society Annual Show

General display

Plants for sale at John Oxley District Orchid Society Annual Show

Plants for sale

Potting demonstration at John Oxley District Orchid Society Annual Show

Potting demonstration

Cymbidiums on display at John Oxley District Orchid Society Annual Show

Cymbidiums on display