Some thirty-five years ago Down Under Native Orchids was founded. With humble beginnings, the orchid community witnessed the birthing of hybrids that would change the DNA of Aussie natives forever. Phena and the late Brian Gerhard owned Down Under for over fifteen years, under their guidance saw DUNO branch out into the New Zealand and USA markets as well as continuing the themes of previous work alongside numerous new lines of breeding. Phena and Brian created some of the best-known Australian native orchids to date with countless awards, registrations, and achievements. After Brian’s passing in 2015 after a long battle with Melanoma the historical collection of the DUNO breeding and show stock needed a new home. Elermore Orchids owners Callyn Farrell and Grahame Young were very closely linked to Phena and Brian by friendship and so in 2015, we saw Down Under Native Orchids reborn. The collection of awarded plants and trusted breeders is now combined with their already established and well known Australasian collection.