NORTH OF ENGLAND ORCHID SOCIETY

Orchid Shows in the UK 2018..

 
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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 ?

For more information please visit this link

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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 http://orchid.org.uk/neos/neosshows.htm

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

 2018
     Jan  6         Orchid Society of Great Britain OSGB Members Annual Auction
Napier Hall, Hide Place, Westminster SW1P 4NJ
13.00 for 14.30 -      Contact: Francis Quesada-Pallares 07951 070637 ols_francisjquesadapallares@hotmail.com
Trade Attending :-
 
     Jan  20 -21   British Paphiopedilum Society Annual Winter Meeting
Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Solihull
All weekend -      Contact: Mrs Linda Phillips 01256 474911 linda@justinglass.co.uk
Trade Attending :- See www.paphiopedilum.org.uk for more details.
 
     Feb  10         The North of England Orchid Society Monthly Meeting, Show and AGM see website http://orchid.org.uk for details
BARTON COMMUNITY CENTRE NORTH OF PRESTON, SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS
10.00am - 3.00pm     Contact: George Barnes 01942810958 or via website form http://orchid.org.uk/email.htm
Trade Attending :-
 
     Feb  24         Bournemouth Orchid Society Spring Show
Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1AS
12.00 - 16.30     Contact: Chris Broomfield 07712 479056 show@bournemouthorchidsociety.org.uk
Trade Attending :-
 
     Feb  24         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 msaunders1@mail105.co.uk
Trade Attending :- Orchids + sundries for sale
 
     Feb  25         Harrogate Orchid Society Annual Show
The Pavilions Harrogate Showground Wetherby Road Harrogate HG2 8NZ
10.30am - 4.00pm     Contact: Ivor Pawson 01909 477832 ivor.pawson@sky.com
Trade Attending :-
 
     Mar  3         Cheltenham & District Orchid Society Annual Show
Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2JH
1030 hours - 1600 hours     Contact: Alan Cursue 01452 616387 showsec@cheltenhamorchids.org
Trade Attending :- Burnham Nurseries, Laurence Hobbs Orchids, Trey Sanders Orchid Botanics, Helen Millner, Hoo House Nursery & Earthenwear Jewellery - further details at www.cheltenhamorchids.org
 
     Mar  3         Wessex Orchid Society Annual Spring show
Portchester Community School, Whitehart Lane, Portchester PO16 9BD
12:00 noon - 4:30 pm     Contact: Tricia Gray 07776255467 hon.secretary@wessexorchidsociety.org.uk
Trade Attending :- Burnham Nurseries, Laurence Hobbs Orchids, Peter White Orchids & Accessories
 
     Mar  10         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 Micklewright 01293 528615 val@micklewright.com
Trade Attending :-
 
     Mar  10         Suffolk Orchid Society Spring Show
St Michael's Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk IP5 3PL
10am - 4pm     Contact: Mrs Jenny Gage 01473 822569 roystongage@btinternet.com
Trade Attending :- Laurence Hobbs, light lunches and sundries for sale. Cultivation tips including potting demonstrations for visitors.
 
     Mar  11         East Midlands Orchid Society Annual Show
Lowdham Village Hall, Main St, Lowdham, NG14 7BD
10:00 - 16:00     Contact: Melv. Stephen 01159 198124 melv_and_hil@hotmail.com
Trade Attending :- UK Orchid Nursuries
 
     Mar  18         North East of England Orchid Society Annual Show
Bowburn Community Centre, Durham
11.00am - 4.00pm     Contact: Brian Coulson 0191 420 7329 brian.coulson@hotmail.com
Trade Attending :- Laurence Hobbs
 
     Mar  18         South East Orchid Society Spring Open Show
Ashford Rail Staff Club, Beaver Road, Ashford, Kent. TN23 7RR
1pm - 4pm     Contact: Karina Sellers 01233 720238 karinasellers@btinternet.com
Trade Attending :- Laurence Hobbs Orchids
 
     Mar  31         Solihull and District Orchid Society Spring Orchid Show
Arden School, Knowle, West Midlands, B93 0PT
11.00am - 16.00pm     Contact: Malcolm Moodie 01295 788159 LaeliaM@aol.com
Trade Attending :- Peter White Orchid Accessories, Phoenix Orchids, Trey Saunders
 
     Apr  6 -7   British Orchid Council RHS London Orchid Show
Royal Horticultural Halls, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE
11.00 - 20.00     Contact:
Trade Attending :- Preview Evening, 5th April, 17.00 - 21.00
 
     Apr  8         Mid Sussex Orchid Society Orchid Display
Tate's Garden Paradise Newhaven East Sussex
10.00am - 4.30pm     Contact: Dr. M Firth drmfirth@gmail.com
Trade Attending :-
 
     Apr  8         The Orchid Society of East Anglia Spring Show
Jubilee Youth Club Hall, Back lane, Hethersett, Norfolk NR9 4AX
10 am - 4.30pm     Contact: Colin Thorburn 01842 810520 colin_thorburn@hotmail.com
Trade Attending :- Laurence Hobbs Orchids, Orchid Alchemy
 
     Apr  14         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 jt007f1810@blueyonder.co.uk
Trade Attending :- Burnham, Laurence Hobbs
 
     Apr  14         Hinckley & District Orchid Society ANNUAL SPRING SHOW
STOKE GOLDING CLUB CV13 6DZ
10-00am - 4-00pm     Contact: keith bates 01455444177 keithbates185@hotmail.com
Trade Attending :- 3 TRADERS To be comfirmed
 
     Apr  28         Central Orchid Society SPRING SHOW
Perton Community Centre, Church Road, Perton, Wolverhampton WV6 7PD
11am - 4pm     Contact: Dr M R Holland 01902 562568 martin.holland52@gmail.com
Trade Attending :- Royden Orchids & Phoenix Orchids
 
     Apr  29         Cornwall Orchid Society ANNUAL SHOW
Chacewater Village Hall, Chacewater, Cornwall, TR4 8PZ
11am - 4pm     Contact: Nicholla Ingram 01872 540317 nicholla.orchid@outlook.com
Trade Attending :- BURNHAM NURSERIES
 
     May  5         The Devon Orchid Society 43rd Annual Show
Budleigh Salterton Public Hall, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6RJ
10.30am - 4.00pm     Contact: Nicola Wakley 01404850354 nwakley@googlemail.com
Trade Attending :- Burnham Nurseries, Laurence Hobbs Orchids, Writhlington School Orchid Project
 
     May  6         Fenland Orchid Society Annual Show
Terrington St. Clement Village Hall, nr King's Lynn, PE34 4LZ
10.00 - 16.00     Contact: Pat Sones 01366 388421 pat.sones@btinternet.com
Trade Attending :- Laurence Hobbs
 
     May  12         Essex Orchid Society Spring Show
Billericay, South Green Memorial Hall CM11 2PR
1.30pm - 4.00pm     Contact: Moira Tarrant 01245 231437 moira.tarrant@outlook.com
Trade Attending :- Francis Quesada-Pallares
 
     May  12 -13   Scottish Orchid Society Glasgow Orchid Fair (Provisional)
Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE
10:00 - 18:00 (17:00 Sunday)     Contact: Alan Mackenzie 01505 614756 gen.secretary@scottishorchid.org
Trade Attending :- Burnham Nurseries, Peter White, Laneside hary Orchids
 
     May  26         Lea Valley Orchid Society Show
Age Concern Hall, Priory Street, Ware , Hertfordshire. SG12 0DE
10am - 4pm     Contact: Gillian Radley 01992 550897 gillian.radley@yahoo.co.uk
Trade Attending :- Orchid Alchemy – Andrew Bannister, Royden Orchids – Roy Barrow, Laurence Hobbs Orchids – Laurence Hobbs.
 
     May  27         The Sheffield & District Orchid Society - Annual show -CANCELLED due to RHS Chatsworth show
     Jun  3         The North of England Orchid Society Annual Show
THE TENANTS HALL, TATTON PARK,�KNUTSFORD CHESHIRE
10.30am - 16.30pm     Contact: George Barnes 01942 810958 or via website form http://orchid.org.uk/email.htm
Trade Attending :- See Website for details
 
     Jun  6 -10   British Orchid Council RHS Chatsworth Flower Show including a special orchid theme
Chatsworth House, Bakewell. Derbyshire DE45 1PP
10.00 - 18.30     Contact:
Trade Attending :-
 
     Jun  6 -10   The Sheffield & District Orchid Society - Major Exhibit at RHS Chatsworth in conjunction with BOC et al.
Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire
-      Contact: Charles Ford 01142 586866 caford1@btinternet.com
Trade Attending :-
 
     Jun  15 -17   British Orchid Council Malvern International Orchid Show The UK's largest orchid show
Royal Three Counties Showground, Malvern WR13 6NW
09.00 - 17.00     Contact: Chris Barker 01642654748 cjbandjb@ntlworld.com
Trade Attending :- Around 20 trade
 
     Jun  24         Harrogate Orchid Society Orchid Open Day
The Bramall Learning Centre RHS Gardens Harlow Carr Harrogate HG3 1QB
10am - 4pm     Contact: Ivor Pawson 01909 477832 ivor.pawson@sky.com
Trade Attending :-
 
     Aug  4 -5   Harrogate Orchid Society Orchids for Everyone weekend
The Bramall Learning Centre RHS Gardens Harlow Carr Harrogate HG3 1QB
10.00am - 4.00pm     Contact: Ivor Pawson 01909 477832 ivor.pawson@sky.com
Trade Attending :-
 
     Sep  1 -2   Orchid Study Group 11th Welsh Orchid Festival
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire
10.00am both days -      Contact: Lynne Harrendence 01269 498002 lynne.harrendence@resqnet.co.uk
Trade Attending :- Please visit our website for full list of participants and talks. www.orchidstudygroup.org.uk
 
     Sep  2         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 cjbandjb@ntlworld.com
Trade Attending :- A J Keeling, Laneside, Phoenix, Equatorial Plants
 
     Sep  15         Somerset, Wiltshire & Dorset Orchid Society SWDOS Annual Show
Wincanton War Memorial Hall High Street Wincanton Somerset BA9 9UF
10.00 - 16.00     Contact: Geoff Hobson 01747 853475 m5eay.geoff@btinternet.com
Trade Attending :- Bush Orchids, Burnham Nurseries and TBC
 
     Sep  29         Bournemouth Orchid Society Autumn Show
Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1AS
12.00 - 16.30     Contact: Chris Broomfield 07712 479056 show@bournemouthorchidsociety.org.uk
Trade Attending :-
 
     Oct  6         Orchid Society of Great Britain OSGB Open Autumn Show
Wraysbury Village Hall, The Green , TW19 5NA
10.30 (8.00 for entries - 16.00     Contact: Peter White 01295712159 Peter.orchid@sky.com
Trade Attending :-
 
     Oct  13         Wessex Orchid Society Annual Autumn Show
Portchester Community School, Whitehart Lane, Portchester PO16 9BD
11:00 am - 4:30 pm     Contact: Tricia Gray 07776255467 hon.secretary@wessexorchidsociety.org.uk
Trade Attending :- Burnham Nurseries, Laurence Hobbs Orchids, Peter White Orchids & Accessories
 
     Nov  3 -4   British Orchid Council CONGRESS
Writhlington School, near Radstock, Bath NE Somerset
Dates & Times - To be announced     Contact: Simon Pugh-Jones MBE spughjones@wsbeorchids.org
Trade Attending :- To be announced.
 
     Nov  24         Central Orchid Society AUTUMN SHOW
Perton Community Centre, Church Road, Perton, Wolverhampton WV6 7PD
11am - 4pm     Contact: Dr M R Holland 01902 562568 martin.holland52@gmail.com
Trade Attending :-

 

 
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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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