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.                          

- Our meetings for 2017 are completed - January meeting details to follow.

- 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:

Last Sunday in january 2018 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.

a BIG BIG thank you to all of you that visited our recent Spring Orchid Show

your coming to visit the show is much appreciated and makes the hours etc all worth while for our volunteer helpers

see you next year

Next W.O.S. Show:                                                                           

WOS's Autumn Orchid Show

March 2018 - dates to be confirmed

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