Supplier of premium orchid sowing, cloning and replate tissue culture media. Also available, a comprehensive orchid tissue culture course

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1602, 2024

We’re now more flexible than ever

As part of the all the recent website upgrades, we now accept payment in 7 major currencies and now offer direct credit card processing instead of via PayPal. Also supported is Apple Pay and Google Pay. For regions with a supported currency, it should in most instances detect what country you are in.

1302, 2024

It’s been a while…

2023 was a year we’d probably care to forget for many reasons I won’t go into. However there is renewed enthusiasm for 2024. To kick off the year, we’ve listed a bunch of flasks on the site. Hopefully a good selection of things to interest almost anyone. There will be a lot more listings to come over the weeks, here and eBay.

1911, 2019

Open Day 2019

Dear All,
The Sarcochilus have been very late to flower here at 333 Ackland Hill Road, Coromandel East but they’ve opened in large numbers since last weekend.
I’m having an Open day this coming Saturday 23rd November and am trying to reach all members of local clubs so that they can attend if interested and able. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested but who is not contactable by email.
I will provide the necessaries for a Barbecue on the day.
It’s my hope to get club members together who don’t usually or often interact with each other, to show how easy it is to grow Sarcochilus and to sell as many as I can of the plants that I’m not going to keep as breeders. It will be an opportunity for people to obtain plants cheaply to start or add to their collections.
I’m hoping that Wednesday’s weather doesn’t affect the flowers too much and expect they will cope well enough.
Please see attached document.
Kevin Western

About Us

Western Orchids / Laboratories is run by Kevin Western and is situated at Coromandel East in South Australia. We have been in business since 1985, selling a range of tissue culture media, orchid species and hybrids in flask and comprehensive orchid tissue culture courses enabling people to become proficient at producing orchid seedlings and clones.

Kevin was a Compounding Pharmacist who, among many other things pharmaceutical, was specialised in providing sterile intravenous nutrition fluids for human adults and newborns for 43 years. His experience in that area ultimately led to the development of our quite unique range of nutritious tissue culture medium for orchids and other plants.

He has been a major contributor to trace element requirement studies of newborns and adults. Some of his formulae generated in the late 80’s are still in commercial use.

Kevin developed a pharmaceutical compounding centre in a major hospital which has given him invaluable knowledge and capability as a consultant in matters of formulae, practices, processes, facilities, equipment and aseptic technique.

This knowledge has extreme parallels in the orchid tissue culture industry.