The Maroochydore Orchid Society is a small, friendly group of enthusiastic orchid growers who have a wide range of knowledge about the culture and requirements of orchids, especially in the Sunshine Coast area. Many members take on the challenge of growing rare orchids from all around the world that are seldom seen in shows. These orchids include many species, primary hybrids and hybrids
The experienced members are happy to share their knowledge and offer advice to all new members of the society.
At the meetings there is usually a guest speaker on relevant topics relating to orchids. The members bring along plants in flower, share a supper and take part in a popular vote. The judges then give a commentary on the plants which have been displayed.
During the year, bus trips are organized to other orchid shows around South-East Queensland. Sometimes, members open their bush houses so that new members can visit to see the conditions under which experienced growers cultivate their orchids.