British Orchid Congress Southport 2021 Daily Schedule


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The Grand Gala Dinner will be held in the Lakeside & Birkdale Suites which are part of The Floral Halls Complex. overlooking the  Lakeside Promenade.

set up for trade and society displays will be from 10.30am on Friday the 23rd of July 2021, to be completed by 4.00pm that evening ready for  the preview buffet.

Preview buffet - ticket only - included for full registrants - 6.00pm to 8.00pm
buffet Menu includes cold & warm dishes & a glass of wine
Mixed Salad & Dressings
Sandwich Selection
Vegetable Crisps
Baked Quiche Selection: Walnut & Blacksticks Blue Cheese,  Tomato & Goats Cheese
Hoisin Duck Spring rolls
Mini chicken & bacon pies
Marinated chicken skewers & wings
Seasoned Potato wedges

Halls open for judging at 8.00am..... doors open to the public from 10.00am to 4.00pm

RHS Judging.
The RHS Orchid Committee will be attending this event,and anyone who wishes to put up plants for possible awards should submit them immediately after BOC judging finishes at 10.00am.

Talks - open to Congress Registrants only

Chris Purver.   Orchid hybridisation past, present and future;  thoughts from the Eric Young Orchid Foundation

Phillip Seaton   Odontoglossum Crispum; the Story of Love,  Loss and Scientific Discovery.

Writhlington School Orchid Project
Orchids and conservation in Sarawak - recent expeditions by the Writhlington and Mendip Schools' Orchid project.

Helen Milner  topic
- What is an Orchid

Overlooking the lakefront promenade will be the venue for the Gala Dinner, which will take place at 7.00pm on the Saturday; immediately following the dinner, the presentation of Trophies and awards will be made.

Grand  Banquet Menu - £38.50 per person (dress smart casual)
Please specify when booking meal your choice of Beef or Seabass main course or full VG Menu   Please do not mix main and V VG choices.
Scottish Smoked Salmon • Horseradish Cream
Lime Vinaigrette.

Main Course
Thick Cut Roast Sirloin of Beef • Chateaux Potato
Honey Roast Carrot & Fennel • Redcurrant Jus
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Baked Seabass Fillet • Parsley Butter
Fondant Potato • Roast Chantenay Carrots.

Chocolate Truffle Torte • Raspberry Gel.

Vegetarian Menu (Vegetarian and Vegan)
Duo of Melon • Mint Syrup (VG)

Teriyaki Vegetable Stir Fry (VG)
Egg Noodles.

Coconut • Lime • Lemon grass Pannacotta (VG)
Toasted Granola

The Halls will be open from 9.00am until 6.00pm - show closes to the general public at 4.00pm.

Talks - open to Congress Registrants only.


Phillip Seaton Growing orchids from seed a hands on demonstration  limited availability 12 places available.
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Clare Hermans.
Recent Orchid Adventures. Madagascar and the Mascarenes.

Writhlington School Orchid Project.
'Orchids in Cultivation and the wild - Learning from the forests of Africa, South East Asia, the Himalayas and the Americas'.

Breakdown commences at 4.00pm.

Entry to the show only  £5.00 per day, payable at the door.