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North of England Orchid Society,
Show classes and trophies.

 

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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 taken a Gold Medal 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.

Members of our society are encouraged to enjoy the monthly shows by participation in the plant classes.

Whilst it is not necessary to enter plants (not cut flowers) onto our show benches to attend our shows, once you have placed a plant on the tables for judging, you will be surprised by the enjoyment you will experience as you compete on a friendly basis with your fellow members each month, and hopefully at the Annual General Meeting held in February each year, you will be awarded one or more of the many perpetual challenge trophies to take home and polish until the same time next year.

Entry into the shows is easy, and you will always find someone to help you complete the entry details.

All plants are judged by our own British Orchid Council accredited judges, additionally if asked they will consider a plant for a higher award, the North of England Orchid Society has been making the following awards for excellence for over 100 years; in descending order..FCD (First Class Diploma), AM (Award of Merit), or VHC (Very Highly Commended).

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

Class 1... a group display of 15 or more orchids, with ferns and foliage

North of England Orchid Society trophy for class 1 orchids

Class 2 ... a group display of not less than 7 or more than 14 orchids, with ferns and foliage

North of England Orchid Society Esseburne Trophy for class 2 orchids

Class 3 ... a group of 6 orchids with or without ferns and foliage

North of England Orchid Society Lionel Dunning Trophy for class 3 orchids

Class 4 ... Orchid species small, any genera, for plants with a flower diameter not exceeding 1.25 inches

North of England Orchid Society Trophy for class 4 orchids

Class 5 ... Orchid species large, any genera, for plants with a flower diameter of over 1.25 inches

North of England Orchid Society Cussons Trophy for class 5 orchids

Class 6 ... Standard Cymbidium orchids species or hybrid

North of England Orchid Society Trophy for class 6 Orchids

Class 7 ... Miniature Cymbidiums

North of England Orchid Society Neville Trophy for class 7 Orchids

Class 8 ... Paphiopedilum and related genera, species or hybrids but excluding Phragmipedium

North of England Orchid Society Stirling Trophy for class 8 Orchids

Class 9 ... Phragmipedium species or hybrids

North of England Orchid Society Wheatlerfield Trophy for class 9 Orchids

Class 10 .. Cattleya and related genera species or hybrids

North of England Orchid Society Gatley Trophy for class 10 Orchids

Class 11 .. Oncidinae species and hybrids which do not contain Miltonia, Odontoglossum  or Odontioda in their parentage

North of England Orchid Society John Gay Trophy for class 11 Orchids

Class 12 .. Odontoglossum species or hybrids and Odontioda

North of England Orchid Society John Keeling Trophy for class 12 Orchids

Class 13 .. Phalaenopsis type species or hybrids The Alan McFarlane Annual CHallenge Trophy

North of England Orchid Society Trophy for class 13 Orchids

Class 14 .. Dendrobium species or hybrids

North of England Orchid Society Trophy for class 14 Orchids

Class 15 .. Any other hybrid not covered by any other section, i.e. Brassia, Epidendrum, Disa, Pleione, etc.,

North of England Orchid Society Bannister Trophy for class 15 Orchids

Class 16 .. Novice Class, any plant may be entered into this section by anyone who has not previously won any other class

North of England Orchid Society Livingstone Trophy for class 16 Orchids

Class 17 .. Miltonia and Miloniopsis species or hybrids

North of England Orchid Society Oldfield Trophy for class 17 Orchids

Class 18 .. Terrestrial Orchids Hardy & Semi Hardy from the Northern Hemisphere

The North of England Terrestrial Trophy

Class 19 .. Vandaceous species or hybrids

North of England Orchid Society Trophy for class 19 Orchids

Class 20 .. Intermediate class, any member who has won the Junior or Novice Class, but not any other class may enter a plant into this section, as well as plants in other classes. 1 entry per member per show only is allowed in this class

North of England Orchid Society Trophy for class 20 Orchids

Class 21 .. Oncidinae intergeneric hybrids containing Miltonia in their parentage

North of England Orchid Society Committee Trophy for class 21 Orchids

Class 22 .. Pleurothalidinae species or hybrids

North of England Orchid Society Steve Manning Trophy for class 22 Orchids

Class 23 .. Junior Class - for members under the age of 18 North of England Orchid Society Trophy for class 18 orchids - awaiting image

Maximum points in group a - see rules

North of England Orchid Society Trophy Group A

Maximum points in group b - see rules

North of England Orchid Society Humphrey Trophy Group B

The Annice Walkden trophy, given to the person who in the opinion of the committee has contributed in some way to the Society over the year, and who may not qualify for an award under normal circumstances

North of England Orchid Society Annice Walkden Trophy for Meritorious Recognition

The BOGA trophy, awarded by the trade for the best society display at our annual show

North of England Orchid Society BOGA Trophy best society display at our Annual Show

The Ratcliffe Trophy awarded by the trade to the best species plant on our own display at our annual show

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The Ray Buxton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the best hybrid plant on our own display at our annual show The Ray Buxton Trophy

 

 

 

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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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