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Orchid Shows in the UK

If you are organising an orchid show and would like to publicise it here, or you know of a forthcoming show we haven't listed, please let us have the details via the Contact Us form. (Links open in a new browser window.)

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 may be missing. We will update them as and when we receive information.


Events In 2020

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE. Sad to say it seems very likely that most, if not all, the shows planned at least for the first half of this year are likely to be cancelled. We will update individual show information below as we receive news, but if you are intending to visit a show we strongly advise you to check if the show is still on before you leave home.

In addition to the orchid shows shown below, all RHS shows are cancelled until at least 30th June. These are:

RHS London Spring Launch & Orchid Show, 7-8 April

RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show, 17-18 April

RHS Flower Show Cardiff, 17-19 April

RHS Malvern Spring Festival, 7–10 May

RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 19–23 May

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, 11–14 June

RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show, 26-28 June, (although the RHS will investigate if Harlow Carr can be moved into July).

Please do NOT contact the RHS except in an emergency, they will contact those who have bought tickets regarding refunds.

Update: As far as we are aware, all shows are now cancelled until at least September, although the Harrogate Show in August may go ahead... Please check with the relevant society before travelling to any show after the end of July.


Orchid Festival Weekend at Gordale Garden Centre

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th January

11:00 am - 4:00 pm (both days?)

Gordale Garden Centre, Chester High Road, Burton, Cheshire, CH64 8TF

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Pop-In Sales Weekend Laurence Hobbs' Orchids

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th January

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/

Plant sales, advice and free parking. Sorry, no refreshments this weekend.

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Open Weekend at Laurence Hobbs' Orchids

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th 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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For those who couldn't make it last weekend, Laurence Hobbs' Orchids will also be open on:

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February

10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days - but please let them know if you are still en route at 4pm on either day or they will pack up and go home. (Phone number below.)

Bailiff's Cottage Nursery, Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down, West Sussex, RH10 4LN. Tel: 079613 50053

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

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South West Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show

29th February

10:30 am – 4:00 pm

West Monkton Village Hall, nr. Taunton TA2 8NE

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Bournemouth Orchid Society Spring Show

29th February

12 noon – 4:30 pm

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

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Harrogate Orchid Society Annual Show

1st March

10:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Pavilions, Harrogate Showground, Wetherby Road, Harrogate HG2 8NZ

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Cheltenham & District Orchid Society

We regret we are unable to hold our regular spring show this year, but we will be back in 2021 on Saturday 6th March and look forward to meeting up with friends old and new then.

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OSGB Open Spring Show

7th March

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford IG1 4XA

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Wessex Orchid Society Annual Spring Show

7th March

12 noon – 4:30 pm

Portchester Community School, Whitehart Lane, Portchester PO16 9BD

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Open Weekend at Laurence Hobbs' Orchids

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March

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 East Orchid Society Spring Open Show

15th March

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

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Suffolk Orchid Society Spring Show

21st March

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

St Michael’s Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk IP5 3PL

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East Anglia Orchid Society Spring Orchid Show

29th March

10:00 am – 4:300 pm

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

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North East of England Orchid Society Annual Show

29th March

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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UPDATE - We regret to advise that the HINCKLEY & DISTRICT SHOW has been cancelled.

Hinckley & District Orchid Society Spring Show

4th April

10: am – 4:00 pm

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

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UPDATE - We regret to advise that the RHS London SHOW has been cancelled.

RHS London Orchid Show

7th – 8th April

10:00 am – 5:00 pm both days

Late event, 7th April, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

RHS Halls, Vincent Square, Westminster, London

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UPDATE - We regret to advise that the SOLIHULL & DISTRICT SHOW has been cancelled.

Solihull & District Orchid Society Spring Orchid Show

11th April

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Arden School, Knowle, West Midlands, B93 6PT

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Cancelled.

Bristol & West of England Orchid Society Annual Show

18th April

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AD

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Cancelled.

Central Orchid Society Spring Show

25th April

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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UPDATE - We regret to advise that the CORNWALL ORCHID SOCIETY'S ANNUAL SHOW has been cancelled.

Cornwall Orchid Society Annual Show

26th April

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chacewater Village Hall, Chacewater, Cornwall, TR4 8PZ

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UPDATE - We regret to advise that the RABY CASTLE SHOW has been cancelled.

Darlington & District Orchid Society Raby Castle Orchid Show

2nd – 3rd May

11:00 am – 5:00 pm both days

Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, DL2 3AH

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Cancelled.

Devon Orchid Society 45th Annual Show

2nd May

10:30 am – 4:00 pm

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

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Cancelled.

Essex Orchid Society Spring Show

9th May

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

South Green Memorial Hall, Billericay, CM11 2PR

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Cancelled.

Scottish Orchid Society Glasgow Botanic Gardens Orchid Fair

9th – 10th May

10:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday

Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UE

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Rescheduled to July 2021.

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/

UPDATE:This show has been rescheduled for the 24th and 25th July 2021. If you have hotel bookings from the cancelled 2020 show you will need to update them with the Congress Hotel. If you have Premier Inn bookings please see their website for details of refunds/rebooking.

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Cancelled.

International Orchid Show at the Malvern Three Counties Show

12th – 14th June

8:00 am – 5:00 pm (to be confirmed)

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.

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Harrogate Orchid Society – Orchids for Everyone Weekend

1st August

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Bramall Leaning Centre, RHS Gardens, Harlow Carr, Harrowgate, HG3 1QB.

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South Wales Orchid Study Group Welsh Orchid Festival

5th – 6th September

10:00 pm – 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 Orchid Society Orchid Show at Durham Botanic Garden

6th September

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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Bournemouth Orchid Society Autumn Show

26th September

12 noon – 4:30 pm

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

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Wessex Orchid Society Annual Autumn Show

10th October

11:00 am – 4:30 pm

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

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East Midlands Orchid Society Annual Show

11th October

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lowdham Village hall, Main Street, Lowdham, Nottingham NG14 7BD

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Birmingham & Midland Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show

17th October

10:30 am – 4:30 pm

United Reformed Church, 1 Brassington Avenue, Sutton Coldfield B73 6AA

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OSGB Open Autumn Show

7th 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

28th November

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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Events In 2021

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Cheltenham & District Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show

6th 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 will, we hope, include Burnham Nurseries; Laurence Hobbs Orchids; Orchid Botanics (Trey Sanders); Hoo House Nurseries (non-orchid); Earthen Wear Jewellery and possibly Writhlington School. Trade attending will be confirmed nearer the time. (All trade will accept advance orders for collection at the show.)

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European Orchid Congress

6th - 9th May

Times TBC

Ψksnehallen, Halmtorvet 11, 1700 Copenhagen V, Denmark.

No other details available yet, but we will update this page with more information as we receive it. Details for exhibitors and judges are available on the website at https://eocce2021.dk/en but there is, as yet, little visitor information.

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Southport International Orchid Show incorporating the British Orchid Congress 2021

24th - 25th July (setup 23rd)

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/

If you have hotel bookings from the cancelled 2020 show you will need to update them with the Congress Hotel. If you have Premier Inn bookings please see their website for details of refunds/rebooking.

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