Welcome, my name is Alan Maddick & this is my site.

Alan Maddick Orchids

^^ This is me

Together with my Wife Lisa and 2 boys Jack & Max we run Aquarius orchids which is just a massively over sized hobby. If you have any doubt you can check my real job here: LinkedIN we deflask around 1000 plants per year of our own breeding as well as the breeding of others – why? Because we love orchids and there is nothing better than flowering 10-20 plants from one flask, even better if its your own breeding. It is also hard at times to get hold of certain orchids other than by buying them in flask…I am also passionate about propagating species and keeping the “hobby” alive with most native orchid breeding in Australia driven by back yard operators and mad as collectors and hobbyists I don’t want to see that die with the retirement either already happened or on the cards of the current nursery owners / crazy hobbyists / mad scientist lab people who are all so critical to keep the hobby alive & vibrant.

We mainly grow natives we also have cold growing species of all sorts and a fair number of Zygos and Cyms encouraged by Lisas love of large green flowered orchids.

Covid has made mail order pretty hard with issues of delivery but will aim to update the site every 3-4 months with our current seedlings available so check back every now & then.

We are a 100% mail order business – either through this site or via ebay – sorry but we both have full time jobs and we have 2 young boys to chase around which keeps us very busy.

More on our growing techniques