Orchid Societies in Europe

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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


Associació Catalana d'Amics de les Orquídies, Spain

Associazione Italiana di Orchidologia (AIO)

Austrian Orchid Society
, Vienna, Austria

Club Amigos de las Orquídeas, Madrid, Spain

Ceská Orchidejárská Spolecnost (Czech Orchid Society) - COS
- Prague, Czech Republic

Dansk Orchide Klub (Danish Orchid Club)

Deutsche Orchideen-Gesellschaft e.V.

Drustvo Ljubiteljev Orhidej Slovenije (DLOS) - Slovenian Orchid Society
- Slovenia

Epiphytic Plant Research and Information Center in the Netherlands

Groupement Midi-Pyrénées des Amateurs d'Orchidées
, France

Grupo Orquideófilo Canarias
, Canary Islands, Spain

Irish Orchid Society, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland

Les Orchidophiles  réunis de Belgique
, Belgium

De Nederlandse Orchideeën Vereniging /The Dutch Orchid Society
The Netherlands

Norsk Orkideforening
- Norwegian Orchid Society

Orchid Society Noord Brabant West - The Netherlands

Orchideen-Gesellschaft Kurpfalz (Orchid Society Palatinate)
, Mannheim, Germany

Orchideeën Vereniging Vlaanderen / Flemisch Orchid Society
- Belgium

Orchidées 59 club de Valenciennes
, France

Orquidiòfils Valencians
, Valencia, Spain

Saint-Petersburg Orchid Society, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

Svenska Orchide Sällskapet/Swedish Orchid Society, Swedish orchid society

Swiss Orchid Society
, Switzerland

Vereinigung deutscher Orchideenfreunde V.D.O.F. e.V.,
Göttingen, Germany

Werkgroep Europese Orchideeen/Society for European Orchids
, The Netherlands



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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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