Orchid Shows in the UK 2017..

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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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Morning Glory

Visit us at Barton Grange Garden Centre

On the 24th June 2017 we will be offering free advice, help and information from 10.30am to 4.00pm
Why not come along and meet us ?

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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

the following shows do not include  our own normal monthly orchid shows, details of which can be found  at

Show details are from information provided from external sources, and we suggest you confirm with appropriate contact prior to attending

Jan  21 -22   British Paphiopedilum Society Meeting & AGM. Speakers - Teresa Hill
Ramada Hotel, Solihull.
12.00 noon Saturday - 12.00 noon Sunday     Contact: Linda Phillips 01256 474911
     Feb  25         Bournemouth Orchid Society Spring Show
Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1AS
12.00 - 16.30     Contact: Chris Broomfield 07712 479056
     Feb  25         The South West Orchid Society - Annual Show
West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield Nr Taunton TA2 8NE
10:30 am - 4:00 pm     Contact: Marian Saunders 01278 455170
     Feb  26         Harrogate Orchid Society Annual show
Britannia Hotel, Bramhope Leeds
10.30am - 4.00pm     Contact: Malcolm White 01535 661616
Trade Attending :- Ray Creek, Laneside, Springwood Pleiones, Phoenix Orchids, Kool Orchids, Janet Orme, Lawrence Hobbs, John Keeling,
     Mar  4         Cheltenham & District Orchid Society Annual Show
Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2JH
1030 hours - 1600 hours     Contact: Rose Price 01452 421408
Trade Attending :- Burnham Nurseries, Laneside Hardy Orchids, Laurence Hobbs Orchids, Trey Sanders Orchid Botanics & Hoo House Nursery - further details at
     Mar  4         Wessex Orchid Society Annual Spring Show
Porchester Community School, Whitehart Lane, PO16 9BD
12.00 noon - 4.30 pm     Contact: Grahame Coleman 02380760509
     Mar  12         Darlington & District Orchid Society Darlington OS Annual Show
Sadberge Village Hall
11.00am - 4.00pm     Contact: Len Gray 01642 552552
Trade Attending :- Ray Creek
     Mar  12         Mid Sussex Orchid Society Orchid Display
Tate's Garden Paradise Newhaven East Sussex
10.00am - 4.30pm     Contact: Dr. M Firth

     Mar  18         Orchid Society of Great Britain OSGB Open Spring Show
The Glasshouse, RHS Wisley Gardens GU23 6QB
10.30 [7.30 exhibitors] - 16.00     Contact: Val Pugh 01403 251176
     Mar  19         East Midlands Orchid Society Annual Show
Bottesford VC Hall, Belvoir Road, Bottesford, Nottingham. NG130BG
10:00 - 16:00     Contact: Melv. Stephen 01159 198124
Trade Attending :- UK Orchid Nursuries
     Mar  19         South East Orchid Society Spring Open Show
Ashford Rail Staff Club, Beaver Road, Ashford, Kent. TN23 7RR
1 pm - 4pm     Contact: Mrs Karina Sellers 01233 720238
Trade Attending :- Laurence Hobbs Orchids
     Mar  25         The Bristol & West of England Orchid Society Annual Show
Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire
11.00 am - 4.00 pm     Contact: Brian Tomlinson 01454 883415
Trade Attending :- Burnham, Laurence Hobbs
     Mar  25         Suffolk Orchid Society Spring Show
St Michaels Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham, Nr Ipswich, IP5 3UY
10am - 4pm     Contact: Mrs Jenny Gage 01473 822569
Trade Attending :- Laurence Hobbs,
     Mar  26         The Orchid Society of East Anglia Spring Show
Wroxham Church Hall, Norwich Road, Wroxham, Norfolk NR12 8RY
10 am - 4.30pm     Contact: Colin Thorburn 01842 810520
Trade Attending :- Laurence Hobbs Orchids, Orchid Alchemy
     Apr  2         North East of England Orchid Society Annual Show
Bowburn Community Centre, Durham
11.00am - 4.00pm     Contact: Brian Coulson 0191 420 7329
Trade Attending :- Laurence Hobbs
     Apr  8         Central Orchid Society Spring Show
Perton Community Centre, Church Rd., Perton, Wolverhampton WV6 7PD
11.00am - 4.00pm     Contact: Martin Holland 01902 562568
Trade Attending :- Phoenix Orchids, Royden Orchids & Orchid Supplies
     Apr  9         West Cornwall Orchid Society Spring Show
Camborne Community Centre, Annex, South Terrace, TR14 8SU
11.00 - 16.00     Contact: Mrs Kit Lindsay 01209717947

     Apr  15         Solihull and District Orchid Society Spring Orchid Show
Arden School, Knowle, West Midlands, B93 0PT
11.00am - 16.00pm     Contact: Malcolm Moodie 01295 788159
Trade Attending :- Phoenix Orchids, Orchid Alchemy and Peter White Orchid Accessories
     Apr  22         Hinckley & District Orchid Society SPRING ORCHID SHOW
10-00AM - 4-00PM     Contact: K A Bates 01455 446793
     Apr  22         Thames Valley Orchid Society THAMES VALLEY ORCHID SOCIETY SPRING SHOW
Hare Hatch Sheeplands, Hare Hatch, Nr, Twyford RG10 9HW
11.00am - 4.00pm     Contact: Barry Cook 0118 958 0448
     Apr  22         East Midlands Orchid Society displaying at Hinckley & District Orchid Society Show
Stoke Holding Club, Hinckley Road, Stoke Golding. CV136DZ
10:00 - 16:00     Contact: Melv. Stephen 01159 198124
     Apr  30 -1   Darlington & District Orchid Society Raby Castle Orchid Show
Raby Castle
11.00am - 5.00pm     Contact: Len Gray 01642 552552
Trade Attending :- Jac Wubben, Ray Creek, Peter White, Dave Parkinson, Wack's Carniverous Plants
     May  6 -7   Scottish Orchid Society Glasgow Botanic Gardens Orchid Fair
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE
10:00 - 18:00 (17:00 Sunday)     Contact: Alan Mackenzie 01505 614756
Trade Attending :- Peter White, Burnham Nurseries, Ray Creek. RHS Orchid Committee Meeting, BOC Judging Symposium
     May  7         Fenland Orchid Society Annual Show
Terrington St. Clement Village Hall, Nr Kings Lynn, PE34 4LZ
10.00 am - 4.00 pm     Contact: Pat Sones 01366 388421
Trade Attending :- Ray Creek and Orchid Alchemy
     May  13         Essex Orchid Society Spring Show
Billericay, South Green Memorial Hall CM11 2PR
1.30pm - 4.00pm     Contact: Moira Tarrant 01245 231437
Trade Attending :- Francis Quesada-Pallares
     May  20         Orchid Study Group Orchid Day at Dyffryn Gardens
St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 8SU
10.00am - 5.00pm     Contact: Lynne Harrendence 01269 498002
Trade Attending :- Burnham Nurseries - see website for full details nearer the time.
     May  28         The Sheffield & District Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show
Chatsworth Cavendish Hall, Edensor, Derbyshire DE45 1PJ
10.30 - 4.00     Contact: Linda Ashmore 01142 586866
     Jun  16 -18    International Orchid Show Malvern
Royal Three Counties Showground
9.00am - 6.00pm     Contact: Chris Barker 01642654748
     Jul  1         Writhlington School Orchid Project Writhlington Orchid Festival
Writhlington School, Knobsbury Ln, Radstock BA3 3NQ
-      Contact: Simon Pugh-Jones 01761 433581
     Aug  5 -6   Harrogate Orchid Society Orchids for Everyone weekend in the Bramall Learning Centre
RHS Gardens Harlow Carr Harrogate HG3 1QB
10.00am - 4.00pm     Contact: Ivor Pawson 01909 477832
     Sep  2 -3   Orchid Study Group Welsh Orchid Festival
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire
10.00am both days -      Contact: Lynne Harrendence 01269 498002
Trade Attending :- Please visit our website nearer the date for full details:
     Sep  3         Darlington & District Orchid Society Orchid Show organised by Darlington OS & University Botanic Garden
Josephine Butler College, Durham City
10.00am - 4.00pm     Contact: Chris Barker 01642 654748
Trade Attending :- A J Keeling, Laneside, Phoenix, Ray Creek, Equatorial Plants, Peter White,
     Sep  16         Somerset, Wiltshire & Dorset Orchid Society SWDOS Annual Show
Gillingham Primary School Gillingham Dorset
10.30 - 16.00     Contact: Geoff Hobson 01747 853475
Trade Attending :- burnham nursery Bush Orchids
     Sep  17         Pleurothallid Alliance - UK Annual General Meeting
Wilnecote Parish Hall, Watling Street,Tamworth, B77 5AD
10.00 - 16.00     Contact: Mrs M Smallman 01529 421521
Trade Attending :- Roy Barrow
     Sep  30         Bournemouth Orchid Society Autumn Show
Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1AS
12.00 - 16.30     Contact: Chris Boomfield 07712 479056
     Sep  30         Lincolnshire Orchid Group Autumn Show
Leasingham Village Hall, Leasingham, Nr Sleaford. NG34 8LB
10.00 - 16.00     Contact: Tony Taylor, 01205 461028
Trade Attending :- Laurence Hobbs
     Oct  7         Birmingham & Midland Orchid Society BMOS Annual Orchid Show
United Reformed Church, I Bassington Ave., Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AA -     Contact: Helen Millner 07809686012
     Oct  8         Croydon & District Orchid Society Open Orchid Show
The Diamond Centre For Disabled Riders, Woodmansterne Road, Carshalton, Surrey.
11.00 AM - 4.00 PM     Contact: Derek Belcher 020 8715 3635
     Oct  14         Wessex Orchid Society Annual Autumn Show
Porchester Community School, Whitehart Lane, PO16 9BD,
11.00 am - 4.30 pm     Contact: Grahame Coleman (Secretary) 02380760509
     Oct  25         Scottish Orchid Society Member's Weekend & AGM
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
-      Contact: Alan Mackenzie 01505 614756
     Nov  4         Orchid Society of Great Britain OSGB Open Autumn Show
Wraybury Village Hall, The Green, TW19 5NA
10.30am - 4.00pm     Contact: Peter White 01295 712159
Trade Attending :- Burnham, Peter White, Laneside
     Nov  25         Central Orchid Society AUTUMN SHOW
Perton Civic Centre, Church Rd., Perton, Wolverhampton, WV6 7PD
11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.     Contact: John Spires 01902759640
Trade Attending :- Orchid Supplies, Burnham Nurseries Ltd & Orchid Botanics


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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....


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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