Goto Seedlings DUNO Incorporating Ellermore Orchids


The team of Grandfather Grahame Young and Grandson Callyn Farrell created Ellermore Orchids some years ago, the opportunity to purchase Down Under Native Orchids (DUNO) arose a little over a year ago, and hence the creation of Down Under Native Orchids incorporating Ellermore Orchids.

DUNO was established by the legendary Neil Finch and under his stewardship many fine Native Orchids were produced, when Brian Gerhard took over the reins he continued the good work and he also registered the brand name Tropicool®™ Dendrobiums.

Under the control of the new team DUNO will become a major player in the Aussie Native Orchid World

Graham has outstanding skills in Culture and Flasking - he is meticulous, resourceful and possess a methodical approach, particularly with Culture that has resulted in many Grand/Champion Orchid Sashes and Awards

Callyn could be termed an Orchid Prodigy - he has an immense knowledge on Orchids, particularly Aussie Native and is gifted with natural abilities that allows him to visualise hybrid crosses - he is also gifted with electronic media/interpersonal skills.  The writer considers that Callyn will be one of the Vanguard of people that will bring the Aussie Native World into the 21st Century. Let's hope that his abilities in Classical Ballet does not limit his time available to the Aussie Native Orchids.

Today is the Opening of the Olympic Games, and it is a fitting day for Elermore to release the DUNO 2016 Spring Catalogue - it is packed full of GOLD, GOLD, GOLD.  The catalogue is full of parent pictures and very fine commentary

I look forward to the DUNO's current batch of hybrids and also to those that have not yet been produced, mark my words there will be many Champions produced - get onto the Band Wagon early!


New catalogue out, some lovely crosses - for 2018 Catalogue goto

Coming Events

ANOS Sydney Group

33rd Annual Sarcanthinae
Native Orchid Show 2018

Saturday 20th October 9am - 4pm
Kellyville Village (Shopping Centre)
90 Wright's Rd, Kellyville NSW
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Gosford and District Orchid Society Inc
Orchid Show 2019 - Central Coast Regional Show

Venue: Gosford Show Ground
Details to be advised
Gosford Orchid Club details

Mingara Orchid Fair and Show 2019

June 2019
Details to be advised
Venue:  Mingara Recreation Club 
Mingara Drive

ANOS Central Coast Group
39th Annual Spring Show 2019

August 2019
Venue: Narara Valley Nursery
2 Manns Rd Narara NSW
Details to be advised

ANOS Sydney Group
37th Annual Spring Native Orchid Show 2019

Details to be advised

Wyong Spring Orchid Show 2019

14th - 15h September 2018
Saturday 9am - 3pm
Sunday 9am - 2pm
Venue: Wyong Race Club
Howarth St, Wyong NSW
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