Hundreds of people came to admire the floral displays at this year's Country Challenge Orchid Show at Shepparton's McIntosh Centre.ESTELLE GRIEPINK July 8, 2014 3:37am
Goulburn Valley Orchid Club president Malcolm Campbell at the Country Challenge Orchid Show on Sunday.
Stunning floral displays from orchid clubs across country Victoria drew more than 800 people to Shepparton’s McIntosh Centre at the weekend.
The Country Challenge Orchid Show is an annual competition 11 competing orchid clubs host in rotation.
Goulburn Valley Orchid Club secretary Brenda Wise said the club had been excited to have the competition in Shepparton.
‘‘It wasn’t like our normal shows, this is something that can happen once every 10 years and you have to be invited by the committee to do it,’’ Mrs Wise said.
‘‘It turned out really, really successfully and the committee were very impressed with it.’’
Mrs Wise said the club had been pleased to see hundreds of people through the doors during the two-day event.
But she said the icing on the cake was winning the perpetual trophy for the best stand.
‘‘The show was magnificent and to top it off we won the trophy and that’s what the competition is all about, trying to win this trophy,’’ Mrs Wise said.
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