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Western Orchids 2017-08-06T15:54:49+00:00

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

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1108, 2017

Site Updates and Updated Products

We’ve improved the look of the site and bit, and fixed up some errors. Also the store now contains new additions and some restocked items. Changes will continue over the next week or so.

505, 2017

Store Maintenance

Please note that the store is currently undergoing some maintenance. We expect it to be back by 12/05/2017.

1108, 2016

Bereavement Notice

It’s with great sadness that we announce that Helen Western passed away last night after a long battle with cancer. Kevin will still be attending the OSCOV Melbourne Orchid Spectacular at the end of the month, but please be aware it may take him some time to respond to queries for orders at this time.

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.