Witwatersrand Orchid Society

Fun and friendship through Orchids

Welcome to the home page of the Witwatersrand Orchid Society !    

Thanking all that took part in and visited our Autumn show  recently. our next show is in October.                          

- next meeting is on Sunday 24th September at 13h00 for 14h00

- The Florium, JHB Botanical Gardens, Olifants Rd North Parking, Emmarentia


The Witwatersrand Orchid Society (WOS) was established in 1963 and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. We are a very diverse group, both in age and background with  members ranging from complete novices to experienced growers with many decades of experience in growing all types of orchids. 
The public is very welcome to visit a meeting - no experience in growing or knowledge of orchids is required. The aims of the WOS are to promote interest in the conservation, cultivation, knowledge and breeding of orchids, both indigenous and exotic species and hybrids.
We have an extensive library where members are welcome to borrow books - no need to purchase expensive books of your own!

When and where do we meet
The meetings are normally held on the last Sunday afternoon of every month, starting at 13h00. Tea and snacks on arrival and meeting itself starts at 14h00. We have a different speaker at each meeting, talking about a variety of orchid related topics.

There is no formal meeting in December.                        

Next Meeting:

Sun 24th  September 2017 at 13h00 for 14h00

at The Florium, JHB Botanical Gardens, Olifants rd North parking, Emmarentia

We present two shows a year to the public, where we brag with our plants in a stunning display. There are several vendors selling plants. we present various talks and demos, of interest to all, from novice to experts.

Next W.O.S. Show:                                                                           

WOS's Spring Orchid Show

Fri 29th Sept to Sun 1 Oct - 09h00 to 16h00 each day

The Florium,

Emmarentia Botanical gardens

The meeting and show venue is the Sima Eliovson FloreumJohannesburg Botanical Gardens, Emmerentia, Johannesburg. Entrance into the park is off Olifants Road.


       Please note that the dam wall has now been re-opened