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Show Rules - North of England Orchid Society.
Monthly Orchid Shows

 

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Our Orchid Shows

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 North of England Orchid Society Badge

Membership.

We hold a meeting and show every month around the areas of Cheshire, Greater Manchester Lancashire and Warrington. Usually there are a trader or two to buy orchids from, and lots of friendly help and advice on how to grow orchids.

If you like orchids come along and meet us, you can become a member of the society quite easily
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To see the latest news letter download a pdf copy here..

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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

Orchid Paintings


Orchid Paintings

historical paintings

 The above are just two images of the many Historical Paintings of Orchids awarded at our shows from the turn of the century through to the Second World War.

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The RHS Flower Show
Tatton Park

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.

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The Society once again has taken a Gold Medal as in last years event, along with the coveted trophy for Best display in the Marquee.

2015 results
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


To enter orchids into The North of England Orchid Society Shows you must be a member.

If you have not participated in showing orchids at our meetings before, please do not let these rules put you off, whilst they may seem daunting, once you get into it, they become clearer, and you will understand the fairness which they impart. Any of our more experienced members will be happy to act as a mentor for your first couple of shows or so.

Show times are from 10.00am to 3.00pm, plants must be registered & ready for judging at 11.00am.

General Rules.

Entrants must be a paid up member of the North of England Orchid Society.

All plants must have been in the possession of the participant for at least 3 months.

There is a maximum of 3 plants per exhibitor per section only, excluding groups, and 1 plant only in the intermediate class.

Plants should be free from disease and livestock!

METHOD OF SCORING FOR EACH SHOW

It may be of interest to members who show plants in classes throughout the year to know how the points given at each show contribute towards the years final total.

At the end of each year, a trophy and certificate are awarded to the winners of each class, and also the winner of Group A ( highest total of points from all classes entered) and Group B (highest total of points accrued by any members who have never won a class).

On winning a class, with the exception of Classes 23 (Novice) and 20 (Intermediate) exhibitors in Group B move into Group A.

Points for Class 1 (large Group)

  • 1st Place 12 Points
  • 2nd Place 8 Points
  • 3rd Place 6 Points
  • 4th Place 4 Points
  • 5th Place 3 Points
  • 6th Place 2 Points
  • One further point is also given for each plant in the group.

Additionally, points are added depending on a medal being awarded to the group as follows:-

  • Large Gold Medal 35 Points
  • Gold Medal 25 Points
  • Silver Gilt Medal 18 Points
  • Large Silver Medal 12 Points
  • Silver Medal 8 Points

Points for Class 2 (Small Group)

  • 1st Place 8 Points
  • 2nd Place 6 Points
  • 3rd Place 4 Points
  • 4th Place 3 Points
  • 5th Place 2 Points
  • 6th Place 1 Point
  • One further point is also given for each plant in the group.

Additionally, points are added depending on a medal being awarded to the group as follows:_

  • Gold Medal 25 Points
  • Silver Gilt Medal 18 Points
  • Large Silver Medal 12 Points
  • Silver Medal 8 Points.

 Points for Class 3 (6 Orchids)

  • 1st Place 7 Points
  • 2nd Place 5 Points
  • 3rd Place 4 Points
  • 4th Place 3 Points
  • 5th Place 2 Points
  • 6th Place 1 Point

Points For Classes 4 to 23

  • 1st Place 7 Points
  • 2nd Place 5 Points
  • 3rd Place 4 Points
  • 4th Place 3 Points
  • Reserve 2 Points

Furthermore; to any exhibitor, additional points are given for SPECIAL AWARDS as follows:-

  • First Class Diploma 15 Points (90%+)
  • Diploma Of Merit 10 Points (84 - 89.9%)
  • Very Highly Commended 4 Points (80 - 83.9%)

The Judges have to be asked specifically to consider any orchid for the above awards; this is a special session and is not part of the routine class judging.

The Judges may also make an award for a Cultural Commendation (3 Points).
This is awarded to orchids of outstanding quality during routine class judging.
It is NOT necessary to request consideration for the above award.

Additional points of interest with some clarifications:-

  • 1. Any plant in Classes 4-23 which is entered but NOT placed, receives 1 point.
  • 2. Members who have never won a class trophy are said to belong to Group B.
  • 3. On winning any class except Classes 23 (Novice) and Class 20 (Intermediate) members are ‘elevated’ to Group A.
  • 4.The winner of group B moves up to Group A in the new year.

Each year a trophy is awarded to the member with the most points in each Group. 3. Class 23 (Novice) & Class 20 (Intermediate) can only be entered by ‘Group B’ members.

Once either of classes 20 or 23 class have been won neither class can be entered again.

 Members who have won a particular class two years in succession may not win that class the following year; whilst they still may show in that group, but can as usual compete to win in the next (4th) year.

 

 

 

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One of our Gold Medal RHS Displays

For many years we created Gold Medal Winning Displays at the RHS Show Tatton Park....

Large Annual Orchid Show

Each year our Annual Show brings one of the largest orchid events to the North of England, Held in the Tenants Hall at Tatton Park....

World's Oldest Orchid Society?

Established in 1897, we have been giving awards to orchids since the turn of the Century, this is an image of one of the early orchid paintings, from which our badge is derived....

Catesatum pilateum

There are over 35000 species of orchid, here is one of the more unusual from the tropics, often seen at our monthly shows....

Laelia purpurata

This showy species makes a change from the usual Phalaenopsis Orchids found in the supermarkets; many specialist growers attend our shows....

Anguloa

Another species of orchid prized by the enthusiastic grower, these plants can be quite large, and are very showy...

Ophrys - The Bee Orchid

At each of our monthly shows, you will see (at the right time of the year) some fine specimens of terrestrial orchids from the temperate zones....

Dendrobium thrysiflorum

For sheer flower power you cannot beat some of the orchid species which may carry over a thousand blooms....

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