Hundreds of orchids on display at Queens Park

Published: 21 Sep 2022

The Ken Burgess Orchid House will be transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour next Saturday (October 1) as part of the Mackay Orchid Extravaganza.

The annual event will see hundreds of orchids on display at Queens Park from 8am to 4pm. There will also be orchid workshops, demonstrations and plant sales.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the event would offer something for everyone, from novice gardeners right through to orchid enthusiasts.

“Orchid experts will be available on the day to provide helpful tips and tricks for growing orchids in our climate and share their personal experiences,” he said.

“If you’ve ever wanted to incorporate orchids into your garden, the Orchid Extravaganza is the perfect opportunity to discover what is available and to find out what would best suit your garden and lifestyle.

“For those who don’t have a green thumb, the extravaganza is still an excellent opportunity to admire the exquisite orchids on display, which will include both exotic and Australian native species.”

Entry is free. Food stalls will also be available for those who want to grab a bite to eat or a hot/cold drink at the event.

This event is proudly supported by Mackay Regional Council, Mackay and District Orchid Society and Pioneer River Orchid and Plant Association.