With a dream mainly to build up the knowledge and collect information of cultivating of orchids, a group of breeder amateurs founded the “Israeli Orchids Society” in 1998. They present their thought to the members of the association and the general public to gather more active members. Further the Society members have organized many meetings each year where several orchid growers and professionals transmitted and presented lectures on the growth of orchids. These meetings became huge success and developed the knowledge and experience of the participants deal with swapping and selling of orchids. These meetings also helped to enhance the number of members of the society. The society members and general people have organized several exhibitions and trade shows to spread more knowledge and information about native orchids. They also have managed trips to the orchid breeders to exhibit the natural habitats of native orchids. And over all on a special day an exhibition is organized and orchid lovers and breeders are gathered to buy and sell various species of orchids.
More than 30 types of orchids belonging to 11 genera are found in Israel among which most of these types are found in Greece, Syria, Turkey Lebanon, and Cyprus. These unique orchids are a little bit distinct from tropical orchids. They bloom with the starting of the rains, and after flowering, during the summer.
A website is built by the society member as a home of all orchid lovers and the member of the association where they can find the knowledgeable information on cultivating hobby of orchids. Source information on the site are varied and include lectures sent to association members are shortened. At the end of 2014 Israel and Ecuador issued a joint stamp, bearing the stamp is the orchid flowers. Israel, in consultation with the Chairman of the Association for Bear, chose a large orchid - Ophrys Fuciflora (symbol Association) and Ecuador monkey orchid (Dracula Simia).Read More»