Tamworth Orchid Society hosts annual show despite unprecedented conditions

Jacob McArthur
By Jacob McArthur
Updated September 24 2018 - 3:36am, first published September 18 2018 - 3:30am
IN BLOOM: Jack van Hest and other orchid growers have battled through tough conditions this winter. Photo: Peter Hardin 170918PHC006

THE Tamworth Orchid Society has battled through one of its toughest winters ever to put on its annual spring show this week.


Jacob McArthur

Jacob McArthur is a producer for The Canberra Times. As part of production team, he helps the people of Canberra and beyond get the stories they need, when they need them across a range of platforms, while helping maintain a high editorial standard. Before moving to Canberra in 2020, he started with Australian Community Media in 2015 as a journalist for The Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth. He kept a close eye on Tamworth Regional Council, as well as the public health system, writing extensively about water security, the need for better palliative care services, and medicinal cannabis. Jacob was also the co-host of ACM's Water Pressure podcast where he and Jamieson Murphy took a deep dive on issues and key decisions arising during one of the region's worst droughts on record.

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