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Orchid Shows in the UK

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Event information is correct to the best of our knowledge but is not guaranteed and we cannot accept responsibility for errors and/or omissions. We are able to verify dates, times, venues, nor any other information, and therefore advise visitors to any of the shows listed here to contact the relevant society to confirm details before travelling.

The list below is not exhaustive and we are aware that some events are missing. We will add to them as and when we receive information.

Events In 2019

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NEW!

Orchid Weekend at Beetham Nurseries

Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th January

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:30 (tills open at 10:30 am) Sunday

Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, Beetham, nr Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7AP. (M6, Jnc 35. Take A6 to Milnthorpe, they are 10 mins from Jnc 35.)

Website: https://www.beethamnurseries.co.uk/

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Orchids are not just the ones you see in every garden centre and supermarket. Pop along and find out more about these fascinating and beautiful plants, many of which will grow and flower happily in your home and others that are hardy enough to live in your garden all year round with no fuss. There will be talks from professional growers, Sarah Rittershausen of Burnham Nurseries, who will be attending both days, and Jeff Hutchins of Laneside Hardy Orchids who will be attending on the Sunday.

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The Cheshire & North Wales Orchid Society at the Gordale Orchid Festival

Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th January

(p>11:00 am - 4:00 pm both days

Chester High Rd, South Wirral, Neston CH64 8TF

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Open Weekend at Laurence Hobbs' Orchids

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February

10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days

Bailiff's Cottage Nursery, Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down, West Sussex, RH10 4LN

http://www.laurencehobbsorchids.co.uk/

Visitors will be able to enjoy Laurence's enthusiasm, knowledge and humour alongside free tea, coffee, and Sandra's lovely cakes. Free advice, free refreshments, free parking - what more could you want? Well, how about 10% discount off many plants and some special Spring Offers? Oh, and they're well-behaved dog-friendly too. Enjoy!

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South West Orchid Society Annual Show

Saturday 23rd February

West Monkton Village Hall, Nr Taunton TA2 8NE

10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Harrogate Orchid Society Annual Show (including East Midlands Orchid Society)

Sunday 24th February

10:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Pavilions Harrogate Showground Wetherby Road Harrogate HG2 8NZ

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Cheltenham & District Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show

Saturday 2nd March

10.30 am - 4.00 pm

Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2JH.

Website: https://sites.google.com/a/cheltenhamorchids.org/www/home

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Society displays, including Cheltenham & District OS; Bristol & West OS; South West OS; Gloucestershire Federation of Garden Societies; Cotswold & Malvern Group AGS. Trade attending include Burnham Nurseries; Laurence Hobbs Orchids; Orchid Botanics (Trey Sanders); Hoo House Nurseries (non-orchid); Earthen Wear Jewellery. (All trade will accept advance orders for collection at the show.)

Free parking on site and at overflow car park across the road. Refreshments available (proceeds to The Society).

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Orchid Society of Great Britain OSGB Open Spring Show

Saturday 2nd March

10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Napier Hall, Hide Place, Westminster SW1P 4NJ

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Wessex Orchid Society Annual Spring Show

Saturday 9th March

12:00 noon - 4:30 pm

Portchester Community School, Whitehart Lane, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 9BD

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South East Orchid Society Spring Open Show

Sunday 17th March

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ashford Rail Staff Club, Beaver Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 7RR

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East Midlands Orchid Society Annual Show

Sunday 17th March

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bottesford Village Hall, Belvoir Road, Bottesford NG13 0BG

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Lea Valley Orchid Society Show

Wednesday 20th March?

Time unknown

Not sure about the venue, but assume it's The Village Hall, 2 High Road, Waterford, Hertford SG14 2PR

I'm not sure of any of the details, nor if this is an open show, so anyone considering attending should make enquiries through their website before travelling.

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North East of England Orchid Society Annual Show

Sunday 24th March

11:00 am - 4:00pm

Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn, Durham, DH6 5AT

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NEW!

Buckingham Nurseries and Garden Centre Orchid Day

Wednesday 27th March

Not sure, but assume normal opening hours: 08:30 am - 5:30pm

Tingewick Road, Buckingham, MK18 4AE

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Bournemouth Orchid Society 60th Anniversary Show

Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st March

12:00 noon – 4:30 pm

Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4LE

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Suffolk Orchid Society Spring Show

Saturday 30th March

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

St Michaels Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham, Nr. Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 3UY

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Hinckley & District Orchid Society Spring Orchid Show, incorporating East Midlands Orchid Society

Saturday 6th April

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stoke Golding Liberal Club, 42 Hinckley Road, Stoke Golding, Warwickshire, CV13 6DZ

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RHS London Spring Plant and Orchid Show

Tuesday 9th - Wednesday 10th April (preview evening 8th April 5pm - 9pm)

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

RHS Halls, Greycoat Street, Westminster, London

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The Bristol & West of England Orchid Society Annual Show

Saturday 13th April

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Somerset Hall, 11 The Precinct, Portishead, Bristol BS20 6AH

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West Cornwall Orchid Society Spring Show

Sunday 14th April

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Camborne Community Centre, Annex, South Terrace, TR14 8SU

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The Orchid Society of East Anglia 50th Anniversary Show

Sunday 14th April

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Jubilee Youth Club Hall, Back lane, Hethersett, Norfolk NR9 4AX

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Solihull and District Orchid Society Spring Orchid Show

Saturday 20th April (Easter Saturday)

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Arden School, Knowle, West Midlands, B93 0PT

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Central Orchid Society Spring Show

Saturday 28th April

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Perton Community Centre, Church Road, Perton, Wolverhampton, WV6 7PD

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Cornwall Orchid Society Show

Sunday 28th April

Time unknown

Chacewater Village Hall, Church Hill, Chacewater, Nr Truro, Cornwall TR4 8PZ

Please note, I can't find any information about this show on their website nor does Burnham Nurseries have it listed on their events page although the BOC Diary of Events shows them as attending. It may be that the show has been cancelled, so please check before travelling. We will amend this if we find out more.

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The Devon Orchid Society 44th Annual Show

Sunday 28th April

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Budleigh Salterton Public Hall, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6PJ

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Darlington & District Orchid Society Raby Castle OrchidShow

Sunday 5th - Monday 6th May

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH.

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Essex Orchid Society Spring Show

Saturday 11th May

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

South Green Memorial Hall, Southend Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2P5

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Open Weekend at Laurence Hobbs' Orchids

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May

10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days

Bailiff's Cottage Nursery, Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down, West Sussex, RH10 4LN

http://www.laurencehobbsorchids.co.uk/

Visitors will be able to enjoy Laurence's enthusiasm, knowledge and humour alongside free tea, coffee, and Sandra's lovely cakes. Free advice, free refreshments, free parking, free talks and potting demonstrations at 12 noon and 2:30pm - what more could you want? Well, how about 10% discount off many plants? Oh, and they're well-behaved dog-friendly too. Enjoy!

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Scottish Orchid Society Glasgow Botanic Gardens Orchid Fair

Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th May

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday

Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0UE

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The North of England Orchid Society Annual Show

Saturday 1st June

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Barton Community Centre, Garstang Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5HE - on A6, North of Preston

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Malvern Orchid Show at the Royal Three Counties Show

Friday 14th June - Sunday 16th June

9:00 am – 5:00 pm (showground open until 6:00 pm)

Royal Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire

More information is available at: http://www.threecounties.co.uk

and at http://www.malvern-ios.org

The list of traders on the website is currently from 2018, however we expect visiting nurseries to incude Writhlington School, Burnham Nurseries, Royden Orchids (hopefully), but at the moment I can find no more information about trade attending.

I haven't been able to find a list of Societies exhibiting yet either, but Cheltenham & District OS and East Midlands Orchid Society will be displaying.

Please DO NOT take your pet dog to the Three Counties Showground.

Only assistance dogs and dogs that are participating in scheduled events are allowed on the showground. Vehicles containing any other dogs will be refused entry to the car parks. Even on relatively cool days temperatures in vehicles can rise dramatically if the sun comes out and dogs can quickly overheat and die. RSPCA inspectors will be on site checking parked vehicles.

Cheltenham & District Orchid Society and East Midlands Orchid Society, along with many others, are displaying at the Malvern Three Counties Show

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Harrogate Orchid Society Orchids for Everyone Weekend

Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th August

10:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bramall Learning Centre, RHS Gardens, Harlow Carr, Harrogate, HG3 1QB

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Orchid Study Group Welsh Orchid Festival

Saturday 31st August – Sunday 1st September

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday

Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen, Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH

Aberglasney Gardens website: http://aberglasney.org/

Orchid Show Information: http://www.orchidstudygroup.org.uk/

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Darlington & District Orchid Society Show, organised by Darlington OS & the University Botanic Garden

Sunday 8th September

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Josephine Butler College, South Road, Durham, DH1 3DF.

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Bournemouth Orchid Society Autumn Show

Saturday 28th September

12:00 noon – 4:30 pm

Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AS

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Darlington & District Orchid Society Annual Show

Sunday 6th October

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sadberge Village Hall, 1 Darlington Road, Sadberge, Darlington DL2 1SA.

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Wessex Orchid Society Annual Autumn Show

Saturday 12th October

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Portchester Community School, Whitehart Lane, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 9BD

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Birmingham & Midland Orchid Society BMOS Annual Orchid Show

Saturday 19th October

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

United Reformed Church, 1 Bassington Avenue, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AA.

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Croydon & District Orchid Society Open Orchid Show

Saturday 19th October

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wallington United Reformed Church. Stanley Park Road. Wallington. SM6 0EU

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Orchid Society of Great Britain Open Autumn Show

Saturday 2nd November

10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Wraysbury Village Hall, The Green, Wraysbury, Staines-on-Thames, TW19 5NA

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Central Orchid Society Autumn Show

Saturday 30th November

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Perton Community Centre, Church Road, Perton, Wolverhampton, WV6 7PD

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Events In 2020

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Southport International Orchid Show incorporating the British Orchid Congress 2020

30th - 31st May

10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily

Admission £5, accompanied children free

Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, Lakeside Promenade, Southport.

Registration and further details from the website. http://orchid.org.uk/boc/

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Events In 2021

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European Orchid Congress

6th - 9th May

Times TBC

Øksnehallen, Halmtorvet 11, 1700 Copenhagen V, Denmark.

No other details available yet, but we will update this page with more information as we receive it. There is already a website at https://eocce2021.dk/en

 
 
 
 
 
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