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June 2015
Free

NGOS June Meeting

June 9, 2015 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Dutch Reformed Church Waverley East, 1396 Dickenson Avenue
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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The June meeting is devoted to Paphs - it is once again our fantastic Paphiopedilum Mini Symposium. We will have experts talking about Paphs, their culture and the different breeding lines. There will be a repotting demonstration / experiment to show why it is necessary to repot Paphs frequently. Last, but not least, there will be fantastic plants up for sale! We'll end the evening with warm soup and delicious bread.

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July 2015
Free

NGOS July Meeting

July 14, 2015 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Dutch Reformed Church Waverley East, 1396 Dickenson Avenue
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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Members of the society who attended last month’s Mini Symposium on Paphiopedilum got a taste of what Nollie Cilliers and Tinus Oberholzer experienced at the Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival in Tokyo. Don’t miss out on hearing more about what these Plantae Orchids nursery owners and Highveld Region judges saw at one of the biggest and most prestigious events on the international orchid calendar. As usually there will be a beautiful plant table comprised of members plants which will…

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August 2015
Free

NGOS August Meeting

August 11, 2015 @ 18:00 - 21:30
Dutch Reformed Church Waverley East, 1396 Dickenson Avenue
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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February 2016

NGOS February Meeting

February 9, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Dutch Reformed Church Waverley East, 1396 Dickenson Avenue
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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Apart from having our regular plant table discussion, Frikkie Marais, our society’s president and SAOC judge, will present a slide show on Cattleyas of the Amazon at our February meeting. Don’t miss out on learning more about these exquisite denizens of the rainforest!

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March 2016

NGOS March 2016 Meeting

March 8, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Dutch Reformed Church Waverley East, 1396 Dickenson Avenue
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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This month JP Muller will be talking about we can get more information about the orchids we are growing. He will give an overview of our extensive library and other sources of information on culture. The NGOS's Annual General Meeting will also be held.

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April 2016

NGOS April 2016 Meeting

April 12, 2016 @ 18:00 - 21:30
Dutch Reformed Church Waverley East, 1396 Dickenson Avenue
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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November 2016

NGOS November 2016 Meeting

November 8, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Dutch Reformed Church Waverley East, 1396 Dickenson Avenue
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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Peter Ashton is well-known to the members of the NGOS. He has presented several talks on orchid species from different African countries he has seen on his travels. This month he will be presenting a talk on the endangered orchids of Zimbabwe – a talk which was very well-received at the World Orchid Conference in Johannesburg. As per usual the will be a discussion on members’ plants and coffee, tea and snacks after the meeting.

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February 2017

NGOS February 2017 Meeting

February 14, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Dutch Reformed Church Waverley East, 1396 Dickenson Avenue
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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At the February meeting Christo Page will be speaking about Orchid Climate Zones.

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March 2017

NGOS March 2017 Meeting

March 14, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Dutch Reformed Church Waverley East, 1396 Dickenson Avenue
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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At the March meeting Nollie Cilliers and Tinus Oberholzer of Plantae Orchids will give a short presentation on new trends in orchid breeding. Their presentation will follow the NGOS's Annual General Meeting.

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April 2017
Free

NGOS April 2017 Meeting

April 11, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Dutch Reformed Church Waverley East, 1396 Dickenson Avenue
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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This month’s talk will be all about Stenoglottis, a local terrestrial genus comprising a number of small, but spectacular, species. The talk will focus on the species commonly grown as well as more recently discovered and lesser known ones. There has also been much work done on hybridising this genus for the pot plant trade.

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May 2017

NGOS May 2017 Meeting

May 9, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Dutch Reformed Church Waverley East, 1396 Dickenson Avenue
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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Orchids grow and thrive in a variety of habitats and conditions so there is always a problem growing different genera of orchids in one growing area. This month Alan Abel will be telling us his greenhouse setup. He will focus specifically on how he creates micro-climates to cater for the varieties of orchid that he grows. Our knowledgeable judges will also discuss the plants on the plant table. The winners of the previous weekend's show will also receive their medals…

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June 2017

NGOS June 2017 Meeting

June 12, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Dutch Reformed Church Waverley East, 1396 Dickenson Avenue
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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Alan Abel (Witwatersrand Orchid Society) will be talking about how to create and manage micro-climates in your growing area.

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July 2017

NGOS July 2017 Meeting

July 11, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Dutch Reformed Church Waverley East, 1396 Dickenson Avenue
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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In preparation for the Paphiopedilum Symposium we will be having a Paphiopedilum Mini Symposium with a panel of our resident judges.

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November 2018

Monthly Meeting – 13 November 2018

November 13, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Dutch Reformed Church Waverley East, 1396 Dickenson Avenue
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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NEXT MEETING/VOLGENDE VERGARDERING TUESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2018 TIME: 19H00 (7PM) VENUE: Dutch Reformed Church Hall Corner of Trumper & Dickenson Str., Waverly East, Pretoria TOPIC: Frikkie Marais will be giving a talk on soft-cane Dendrobiums (often also called the nobile-type Dendrobiums). These are very rewarding orchids but their cultivation needs some care. They make very good garden orchids and can be grown in the frost-free areas of Pretoria even mounted on trees – hail damage is a risk on the…

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