Summer Orchid Festival

Posted On: 2016-07-14 13:06:20 ; Read: 1095 time(s)

On 16th & 17th July we will be celebrating 30 years on our present site at Forches Cross with a Summer Orchid Festival. Open to all with free entry, 10am - 4pm both days.

The line up will be as follows: 

Displays from The Devon Orchid Society, The South West Orchid Society and The Somerset, Wilts and Dorset Orchid Society.

Visiting Traders from Writhlington School Orchid Project and Dewpoint Orchid Cases. DUE TO ILLNESS UNFORTUNATELY LANESIDE HARDY ORCHIDS WILL NOT NOW BE ATTENDING

Local crafts from Three Sarahs Pottery, Adam Cornish Woodturning and Nicky Wakley's Glass Jewellery.

Special Guests Littlepod Vanilla Products with tasty samples and win and orchid and Littlepod goodies in our daily draw for the Blueventures charity.

A Programme of Events:

Saturday 16th July

11am   “Orchid Top 20” -  20 species Writhlington School wouldn’t be without, how they grow in the wild and in cultivation.

12noon   “Hardy Orchid Projects in the Garden and Meadow” by Jeff Hutchings of Laneside Hardy Orchids  CHANGE OF PROGRAMME: "Wild Orchids of The Balkans and Tips for growing Hardy Orchids in the UK" by Dino Zelenika.

1pm   Guided Tour of the Nursery Growing Houses

2.30pm    “Orchid Growing  Made Easy” beginners’ talk by Andy Phillips


Sunday 17th July

11am   Guided Tour of the Nursery Growing Houses

12noon   “Miniature Orchids”  Writhlington School's top tips for growing and enjoying diminutive orchid species

2pm   Devon Orchid Society  Open  Meeting - visitors welcome


Plus lots of orchids in flower in the nursery and Orchid Paradise and tasty treats in Cafe Vanilla, we look forward to seeing you there!

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