Related Organisations

These are Orchid Societies or related organisations around the UK. If you are interested in growing orchids try visiting your local Orchid Society to meet other friendly orchid-loving people.

British Orchid Growers Association - Trade Association for UK commercial orchid growers - the site lists all their details plus events. www.boga.org.uk Also at www.facebook.com/britishorchidgrowers

The British Orchid Council - Find your local orchid society listed here under 'members'. The BOC - is the UK-orchid-world's umbrella organisation, bringing together amateur and commercial growers and the scientific community in a single forum.  www.british-orchid-council.info

Birmingham & Midlands Orchid Society, a long-established society which meets in Edgbaston with a show at the Birmingham Botanical gardens.  www.bmos.org.uk

Bournemouth Orchid Society, we have been involved with this society from its beginning over 50 years ago and attend both their spring and autumn shows in Wimborne. www.erythos.com/BOS

Cambridge Orchid Society, meetings are held in Cambridge most months of the year.  www.cambridgeorchidsociety.org.uk

Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan Orchid Society, an orchid society based in South Wales, meetings every month.  www.cardiffandthevaleorchidsociety.co.uk

Cheltenham & District Orchid Society, a friendly, long-standing society with meetings and their show in Churchdown.  www.cheltenhamorchids.org

Cheshire and North Wales Orchid Society, contact this society if you are in the Chester area. www.canwos.org.uk

Devon Orchid Society , we helped set this society up over 50 years ago and they now meet monthly at our nursery with a spring show and occasional autumn orchid weekend.  www.devon.ukos.com

East Midlands Orchid Society, an active orchid society based in Nottingham but their shows move around the East Midlands area.  www.eastmidlandsorchidsociety.org

North of England Orchid Society, the UK’s oldest orchid society with monthly shows in the Manchester area plus an annual show at Tatton Park. www.orchid.org.uk

North East of England Orchid Society, join them for monthly meetings in the Durham area. www.northeastofenglandorchidsociety.co.uk

North Hants Orchid Society. If you are in the Basingstoke area go along to this friendly society to learn more about orchids. www.north-hampshire-orchid-society.org.uk

Orchid Society of Great Britain. Based in the home counties but with members around the UK increasing events further afield. The monthly magazine is worth a read.  www.osgb.org.uk

Scottish Orchid Society, with branches around Scotland, look for the one nearest to you. www.scottishorchid.org

Sheffield Orchid Society, monthly meetings in the Sheffield area. www.sheffieldorchids.org

South East Orchid Society, monthly meetings and a show in the Ashford area.   www.seos.care4free.net

Wessex Orchid Society, monthly meetings in the Winchester area plus spring and autumn shows in Portchester. www.wessexorchidsociety.org.uk

The Irish Orchid Society, based at Glasnevin Botanic Gardens, Dublin where we hold the Dublin Orchid fair each spring. www.irishorchidsociety.org

HARDY ORCHID SPECIALISTS:

Laneside Hardy Orchid Nursery, specialists in various outdoor orchids for your garden, based in Cumbria. www.lanesidehardyorchids.com

Heritage Orchids, specialists in Pleione orchids. www.heritageorchids.co.uk