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.