Australian Orchid Foundation

Award of Honour for 1998 granted to:

Walter Thomas Upton


You were the Foundation President of the Manly-Warringah Orchid Society, and currently a Life Member and their Patron.

You assisted in the formation of the Australian Native Orchid Society, and was their Foundation Secretary.

You have been the President of the Orchid Society of New South Wales and a Life Member of that Society.

You were awarded the Australian Orchid Council “Award of Honour” in 1989.

You are the author of:-
“Growing Orchids”
“Dendrobium Orchids of Australia”
“Sarcochilus Orchids of Australia”

You have won the Ira Butler Memorial Trophy for the Australian Native Orchid Hybrid of the Year four times.

You have completed over 500 botanical drawings of orchids.

You have registered over 165 orchid hybrids.

You have spoken to many Orchid Societies within Australia and conferences in Great Britain, U.S.A., New Zealand, South Africa and Canada.

You are held in great respect and high esteem by all within the Australian Orchid fraternity.