Come and see your local orchid society, find us in the Society Marquee

The RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park Manchester occurs each year during July.

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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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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 18th to 22nd 2018
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

We have been showing at the Manchester RHS Flower Show since its inception.

The RHS Flower Show came to Manchester in 1999, and since then has been the most important and largest horticultural event in the North West of England.

We were invited to participate in that inaugural flower show, and with an air of trepidation we mounted a floor display with orchids interspersed through a wandering stream and bridge.

We actually never thought at the time to submit our display for judging, and really didn't realise how good our efforts had been until we were awarded the Trophy for the Best Display in the Marquee.

Since then we have tried to mount a display each year, only missing on a couple of occasions, and have mounted several award winning displays including a few which took Gold Medals.



The RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2015.....  Gold again !

In 2015 we displayed in the Grand Floral Marquee, on this occassion a joint display with The Orchid Society of Great Britain under the sponsorship of the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism.

 Together with whom we created this years stunning Gold Medal display, which is viewable by clicking on the image below. (Sam Hurley OSGB - Chris Burrows NEOS - Val Micklewright OSGB)

The North of England Orchid Society


The North of England Orchid Society..

is possibly the oldest orchid society in the world, we have been in existence since 1897 and our members come to our monthly shows (held around Greater Manchester Merseyside and Lancashire) from all over the North West.

Other shows you may be interested in in the North West of England.

The North of England Orchid Society Annual Show, which is also held at Tatton Park during the month of June, please visit our Annual Show Page for more details.

The North of England Orchid Society also display at The Southport Flower Show each August.


The Orchid Society of Great Britain ..

has been in existence since 1951 and holds monthly shows at Napier Halls, Hide Place, Westminster, London, SW1P 4NJ. They have an excellent journal published quarterly to their members.

You can visit them on their own website

Both Societies hold a show each month where members can if they wish place orchids on the benches for Judging, borrow book from the library, or listen to a lecture from invited speakers who are often giving a talk on an orchid related subject.


Both Orchid Societies welcome visitors to their monthly meetings..

Enjoy a coffee and a chat, perhaps buying  an orchid or two from visiting traders.




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RHS Tatton 1999 Inaugural Event

Our first display ever at an RHS Flower Show, and our first trophy winner

One of our Gold Medal RHS Displays

Since 1999 we have created several Gold Medal Winning Displays at the RHS Show Manchester....

The World on your Windowsill

An educational display of orchids which can be grown by the amateur....

World Cup Fever

A display at the RHS show at Tatton park to reflect the world cup final...

Ship Ahoy at the RHS Tatton Park

A story of orchid hunting in exotic places...

Trophy for Best Display of Orchids RHS 1999

won at the inaugural RHS Manchester Show....

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