All About Orchids- The North of England Orchid Society Website

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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

Membership information and advantages

Membership of the Society is as involved or simple as you wish it to be, you don't have to do anything except enjoy our monthly meetings, if that's all you wish to do.

Membership costs £15.00 single, £20.00 double (for two people at the same address) or £7.50 junior and run from January each, year.

Often memberships are given as Birthday or Xmas presents, its something different, you have to admit!

  • The North of England Orchid Society meets every month, somewhere in the Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside areas, for full details of meetings  and venues please visit our show dates

  • You can always find helpful and friendly like minded people, willing to offer advice and assistance with placing your plants for judging should you wish to do so.

  • It is not necessary to participate in the judging side of things, you can simply enjoy the show, or perhaps buy another orchid at a good price from the orchid traders who attend.

  • Find that hard to get orchid compost, and get advice on how to pot up your orchid plant, buy sundries, or use our extensive library of orchid books.

  • Our news letters, which are sent out two or three times a year, perhaps more often if there is something we think would interest our members, will tell you what's happening in the society, and the orchid world in general.

  • Meet other members at our shows, or perhaps the Xmas Buffet etc., or if you want to get more interested, we are always looking for recruits for our show teams.

If you need more information, you can contact our Membership Secretary on 01942 810958.

You can join via ordinary mail using a cheque or on line with any credit card or PayPal simply take the links below to whichever option suits you best.

Postal Membership Form   --  On line Memberships and Society shop



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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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