Odontoglossum Orchid Paintings
The paintings of the North of England Orchid Society, Paintings of orchids receiving awards from our society from the turn of the Century to the Second World War.
Free Orchid shows.
Every month we hold a free orchid show; either near Preston, Manchester or Warrington.
New members are always welcome, but our normal monthly shows are free to all, come along and take a look at your local orchid society.
See our orchid show page
The RHS Flower Show
July 19th to 23rd 2017
Come along and meet us in the Society Marquee, free helpful advice and orchid potting demonstrations; we can supply you with top quality approved orchid compost.
The Society once again taken a Gold Medal in last years event, along with the coveted trophy for Best display in the Marquee.
Our display in 2015 year created in association with the OSGB and took Gold, as well as the coveted Holford Medal for a slideshow of it please click here
Some of our many orchid paintings
Historic Paintings of Orchids
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Why do we possess these orchid paintings?
Well, our society is very old, over 100 years have past since some of these images were captured by our artist.
We were giving awards for orchids probably before any other organisation set about doing so, and growers would travel from all over England to have their orchids judged for awards.
If an orchid was deemed worthy of an award, then its image was captured for posterity by an artist, usually one copy was retained by the grower, and a second copy was archived for comparison should a similar bloom be presented at a later date.