19th AOC Conference & Show
Perth, Western Australia
11th to 16th September 2012

"Wild About Orchids"

Scott Barrie of Barrita Orchids

Scott Barrie is co-owner and manager of Barrita Orchids, a commercial wholesale orchid growing business supplying quality potted plants to K-Mart and Big W stores throughout New South Wales as well as flowers and plants to markets and florists Australia wide.

The aim of Barrita is to produce high quality cut flowers and potted orchid plants and to develop new varieties.

Barrita has a well established reputation for its Cymbidiums with almost fifty years of operation. In the last decade Scott has established a world class breeding program for varicosum Oncidiums, gaining many awards and taking this style of Oncidiinae to new heights. In addition to the complex breeding programs of cymbidiums and oncidiums Barrita has made significant advancements in the commercialization of Sarcochilus. This program has produced outstanding results in the refining of the genus. Examples of these programs may be seen at www.barritaorchids.com.au

Scott grew up around the benches and packing shed of his families orchid nursery. His entire working life has been spent in the orchid business. He is an Australian Orchid Council Judge and his presentations aim to bring the experience of modern commercial growing to the amateur orchid enthusiast in a relaxed and enjoyable way.