Australian Orchid Foundation


Project: 318/2017


Title: International Speaker’s Tour in Australia
Speaker: Fred Clarke from Sunset Valley Orchids, California USA, who is a well known grower, hybridiser and speaker.


Fred was invited to Australia to speak at the 52nd Tropical Queensland Orchid Conference and Show, The Townsille Orchid Spectacular presented by Townsville Orchid Society Inc. June 10th and 11th 2017.

While in Australia Fred spoke at Ipswich Orchid Society Inc. on June 7th, Orchid Species Society of Victoria on June 12th, Bairnsdale & District Orchid Group on June 14th and Launceston Orchid Society Inc. on June 15th. The AOF funded Fred’s travel within Australia. The orchid societies he visited greatly appreciated his very interesting, informative and entertaining lectures.

Pre tour orders were taken for flasks from Sunset Valley Orchids which were subsequently imported into Australia.