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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 2018

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*** ORCHID SHOW CANCELLED ***

The Cheltenham & District Orchid Society have reluctantly decided to cancel their show at Churchdown Community Centre on Saturday 3rd March 2018 due to the severe weather warnings issued by the Met Office.

We have a lot of exhibitors and visitors that travel a great distance to be at our show and our first priority must be their safety and that of our own members.

We apologise for any disappointment; we know how exhibitors and visitors alike look forward to this event as it’s one of the first orchid shows in the year.

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Orchid Society of Great Britain OSGB Open Spring Show

Saturday 10th March

10:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Glasshouse, RHS Wisley Gardens, Wisley, Surrey, GL23 6QB

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Suffolk Orchid Society Spring Show

Saturday 10th March

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

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East Midlands Orchid Society Annual Show

Sunday 11th March

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lowdham Village Hall, Main St, Lowdham, NG14 7BD

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North East of England Orchid Society Annual Show

Sunday 18th March

11:00 am - 4:00pm

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

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South East Orchid Society Spring Open Show

Sunday 18th March

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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European Orchid Congress, Paris

23rd - 25th March 2018

Paris Event Centre, 20 Avenue de la Porte de la Villette - 75019 Paris

Those on Facebook can keep up with news at https://www.www.facebook.com/eocce2018/

More details to follow as we have them.

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Wessex Orchid Society Annual Spring Show

Saturday 24th March

12:00 noon - 4:30 pm

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

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Open Weekend at Laurence Hobbs' Orchids

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th 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?

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Solihull and District Orchid Society Spring Orchid Show

Saturday 31st March

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Arden School, Knowle, West Midlands, B93 0PT

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RHS London Spring Plant and Orchid Show

Friday 6th - Saturday 7th April (preview evening 5th April 5pm - 9pm)

11:00 am - 8:00 pm

RHS Lindley and Laurence Halls, Greycoat Street, Westminster, London

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Mid Sussex Orchid Society Orchid Display

Sunday 8th April

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tate's Garden Paradise, Newhaven, East Sussex

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The Orchid Society of East Anglia Spring Show

Sunday 8th April

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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

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The Bristol & West of England Orchid Society Annual Show

Saturday 14th April

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire

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

Saturday 14th April

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

East Midlands Orchid Society are displaying at Hinckley & District Orchid Society Spring Show

Please see details for Hinckley & District Show above.

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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 Spring Show

Sunday 29th April

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chacewater Village Hall, Chacewater, Cornwall, TR4 8PZ

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The Devon Orchid Society 43rd Annual Show

Saturday 5th May

10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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

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Fenland Orchid Society Annual Show

Sunday 6th May

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Terrington St. Clement Village Hall, nr King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE34 4LZ

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Essex Orchid Society Spring Show

Saturday 12th 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 12th and Sunday 13th 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 - what more could you want?

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Scottish Orchid Society Glasgow Botanic Gardens Orchid Fair

Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th May

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

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

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Lea Valley Orchid Society Show

Saturday 26th May

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Age Concern Hall, Priory Street, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 0DE

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The North of England Orchid Society Annual Show

Sunday 3rd June

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Tenants Hall, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire

East Midlands Orchid Society are displaying at the North of England Orchid Society Annual Show at Tatton Park

Please see above for details.

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British Orchid Council RHS Chatsworth Flower Show including a Special Orchid Theme

Wednesday 6th - Sunday 10th June

10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

The Sheffield & District Orchid Society are displaying at the BOC/RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

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Malvern International Orchid Show at the Royal Three Counties Show

Friday 15th June - Sunday 17th June

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Royal Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire

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

The list of traders on the website currently shows those from 2017, however we expect visiting nurseries to incude Writhlington School, Burnham Nurseries, Royden Orchids, some traders from within the EU and some, such as Peruflora and Ecuagenera, from much further afield. Will this be the last time we see some of them in the UK?

I haven't been able to find a list of Societies exhibiting yet either, but Cheltenham & District OS will be attending.

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 Orchid Open Day

Sunday 24th June

10:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

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Open Weekend at Laurence Hobbs' Orchids

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July

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? Discount? Yes, you get that too. 10% discount off all plants.

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The South West Orchid Society displaying at Taunton Flower Show

Friday 3rd - Saturday 4th August

Times unknown

Vivary Park, Taunton, Somerset

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Harrogate Orchid Society Orchids for Everyone Weekend

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th 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 1st – Sunday 2nd September

10:00 am – pm (closing time unknown but is usually shortly before the gardens close)

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HG

National Botanic Garden of Wales website: http://www.gardenofwales.org.uk/

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 2nd September

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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Somerset, Wiltshire & Dorset Orchid Society SWDOS Annual Show

Saturday 15th September

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wincanton War Memorial Hall High Street Wincanton Somerset BA9 9UF

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Open Weekend at Laurence Hobbs' Orchids

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September

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?

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Bournemouth Orchid Society Autumn Show

Saturday 29th September

12:00 noon – 4:30 pm

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

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Orchid Society of Great Britain Open Autumn Show

Saturday 6th October

10:30 am – 4:00 pm

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

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Wessex Orchid Society Annual Autumn Show

Saturday 13th October

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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

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Open Weekend at Laurence Hobbs' Orchids

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October

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?

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British Orchid Conference

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November (preview Friday 2nd)

Friday 2nd November (Preview Evening, ticket holders only. Tickets obtainable via the website.)

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November

10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days

Writhlington School, Knobsbury Lane, Writhlington, Radstock, BA3 3NQ

Website: http://wsbeorchids.org

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Further details to follow when we have them.

East Midlands Orchid Society are displaying at the BOC Congress.

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Central Orchid Society Autumn Show

Saturday 24th November

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

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NEW!

Open Weekend at Laurence Hobbs' Orchids

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December

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/

Free parking

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NEW!

Orchid Christmas at Writhlington School

Wednesday 12th December

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Writhlington School, Knobsbury Lane, Writhlington, Radstock, BA3 3NQ

Website: http://wsbeorchids.org

Orchid Christmas is a public evening event on Wednesday 12th December running from 6pm until 9pm. There will be tours of the glasshouses (which are always spectacular in December), short talks from students, special Christmas plant and seedling kit sales to solve those present worries, live music and lovely mulled wine and mince pies.

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NEW!

Open Weekend at Laurence Hobbs' Orchids

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December

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/

Free parking

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Events In 2019

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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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The Devon Orchid Society Orchid Weekend

Friday 11th - Sunday 13th October

Times to be advised

Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren, Devon EX7 0NA

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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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Events In 2020

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NEW!

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

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. There is already a website at https://eocce2021.dk/en

 
 
 
 
 
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