Open Days

Hills District Orchids hold four Open Days throughout the year. These have proved very popular for both orchid enthusiasts and general plant lovers for filling the niche that has been left after the closure of several previous full-time retail specialist nurseries in the Sydney Region. The informal atmosphere provides an ideal opportunity to discuss and purchase plants and observe first-hand their growing conditions. There are numerous experts on hand to provide advice and answer any orchid-related questions.

Tea & coffee is provided and a BBQ is held from mid-morning to lunch-time.
The Open Days start at 9.00am until 4.00pm.

The seasonal Open Days are held:
Autumn: last Sunday in February                   24 February 2019
   Winter: last Sunday in July                             28 July 2019
   Spring: last Sunday in September                  30 September 2018
Summer: first Sunday in December                2 December 2018

As there is no parking at the nursery, please park in either Mary Street or Windermere Avenue. It’s only a very short walk past a few houses. Windsor Road is also on the main bus route between Parramatta and Baulkham Hills/Castle Hill. Westbus Operate from Parramatta railway station. To plan your trip on public transport visit

Tinonee Orchid Nursery (Ray Clement) and Macquarie Native Orchids (Michael Harrison) attend all of our Open Days.

Many different types of orchids will be on sale during the day, Australian native and exotic species and hybrids, collectable plants including Clivia miniataNepenthesHaworthia and Tillandsia plus Orchid Accessories from Tinonee including Bark & Potting Mix, “Orchidmate©”, Hangers, Pots, Fertiliser, Cork, Treefern, Easy Clips, Labels etc.

Hills District Orchids (David Banks) also attends as a vendor at the following premier events:

* Collector’s Plant Fair , held
@ Hawkesbury Race Course, Clarendon on 7 – 8 April 2018
* St. Ives Orchid Fair @ St. Ives Showground 17 – 19 August 2018

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