ORCHID SHOW 2013
In April of 2013
we were very pleased to gain another Gold Medal at this
show. The judges were complimentary about our staging of
the plants and the overall finish as well as the quality
COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW 2012
A wet week at
the show meant numbers seemed a bit lower than usual but
who can blame them in this summer! We were awarded a Silver
Medal for our exhibit of brightly coloured orchids
with exotic wood carvings.
INTERNATIONAL ORCHID SHOW 2012
The weather hampered
this show just a bit with flooding and heavy rain. Thankyou
to everyone who made it to the event! We were awarded a
Silver Medal for our exhibit.
Our plant of Prosthechea
prismatocarpa was also awarded Best Professional Species
in the show and a Certificate of Cultural Commendation from
the RHS Orchid Committee.
ORCHID SHOW 2012
successful time at the London Orchid Show March 2012 where
we acheived another GOLD
medal! This is our 5th Gold at this show!
used wooden accessories, carvings, to compliment the orchids.
COURT FLOWER SHOW 2011
We gained a
Silver-Gilt medal here, the first one since
2007! We used wooden carvings to bring in a spirit of the
ORCHID SHOW 2011
successful weekend at the London Orchid Show March 2011
where we acheived a GOLD
medal for our exhibit...
were also awarded an RHS Botanical Certificate
and a Certificate of Cultural Commendation for
our super plant of Coelogyne multiflora...
Sara collected a Long Service Medal for her father Brian
for 40 years service on the RHS Orchid Committee. Sadly
he passed away before being able to colect the award.
COURT FLOWER SHOW 2009
We gained a Silver
medal here this time with a bright display of orchids shown
off in coloured glass pots and vases.
ORCHID SHOW 2009
Silver Gilt Medal
at the busy March show.
COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW JULY 2008
We were pleased
with our SILVER medal for this show as we do a much smaller
exhibit than at Chelsea. The week was wet to say the least,
again! Typical Hampton weather in the last few years. But
after the mud, the sun did come out and made a pleasant
end to the week.
ORCHID SHOW MARCH 2008
We scored a hat
trick this year as we acheived our third GOLD
MEDAL in a row for this show. The event
was very well attended and perhaps even a little crowded
on Saturday morning with hundreds of orchid enthusiasts
flocking to see the best first!
We were even filmed
for a Slovenian gardening TV programme!
COURT FLOWER SHOW JULY 2007
It was our 13th
time at this wonderful show and it was lucky for us in spite
of the very mixed weather conditions! A very wet and muddy
start didn't stop getting a SILVER-GILT
MEDAL which was great and brought our RHS
Medal total to 2 golds and 1 silver gilt for 2007, possibly
the best ever!
back to the van after a long day, the weather doesn't look
way to get your orchids home from the show!
FLOWER SHOW MAY 2007
AT OUR 50TH YEAR! Click
here for the full report!
ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW 31ST MARCH 2007
A successful day
was had in Worcestor and Arthur was awarded the Cup for
Best Display and a super certificate that includes a picture
from the day!
LONDON ORCHID SHOW 17TH & 18TH MARCH 2007
Success in London!
are very pleased to report that we managed to repeat our
success of last year and were awarded a GOLD
medal for our exhibit at the recent RHS London Orchid Show.
That's two in a row now so all the more added pressure for
next year! It was a great show, very busy too, as any of
you who visited on the saturday will testify, so thank you
to all the customers who came to see us over the whole weekend.
ORCHID FAYRE MARCH 2007
was good to return to the Glasnevin Botanic Gardens in Dublin
again for the annual Orchid Fayre and great to see so many
of our Irish orchid friends in attendance. This now is a
great regular event so look out for next year and don't
miss the opportunity to get orchids not usually seen across
the Irish Sea!
FAYRE AT DINTON PASTURES AUGUST 2006
This was a new
and exciting venue for the August Fayre and it worked really
well. The beautiful setting in the country park with surrounding
lakes made a great backdrop to our weekend. The event will
be back there next year on August Bank Holiday weekend 2007.
Near Wokingham, Berkshire.
HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW JULY 2006
a sweleering week we had a busy show with a SILVER
medal for our display. We diverted from our usual banked
style and displayed the orchids in groups in smart black
LONDON ORCHID SHOW 18TH & 19TH MARCH 2006
the first time is over 30 years of showing at this show
we have had a GOLD
medal for our exhibit! We were very pleased and it seemed
so were the judges and the vistors alike!
ORCHID SHOW SEPTEMBER 2005
The RHS International
Orchid Show held in London on 17th & 18th September
proved to be fairly successful even though it was this year
moved from the spring for this year only. It was good to
see a whole different range of orchids in flower than we
usually do and the visitors enjoyed it too. Although the
size of our exhibit was not as big as usual, we were very
pleased to be awarded a SILVER-GILT Medal
for our colourful display.
We will be returning to the RHS in London once again next
March 2006 (18th & 19th) as the show returns to its
traditional time of year. We look forward to seeing you
COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW JULY 2004
had a wet and wild time at the Hampton Court Palace Show!
High winds and mud didn't make for the best week but the
visitors were still buoyant and enjoying the show. Even
with the show being closed for half of the wednesday!! Thank
you to all the people who came to see us at the event and
thanks for all the compliments on our display. We gained
a Silver Medal for our exhibit of colourful orchids including
vandas, odontoglossums, phalaenopsis and thunias, which
we had not exhibited before.
ORCHID SHOW 13th & 14th MARCH 2004
are pleased to report that a silver-gilt
medal was awarded for our large, showy and
colourful exhibit at the London Orchid Show this year, as
seen above. It was another busy event with lots of interesting
species and hybrids on show.
should note that due to the WOC being held in Dijon in March
2005, the London Orchid Show will be held in the autumn
of 2005, keep in touch for exact details nearer the time.
ORCHID CONFERENCE 12th-16th MARCH 2003
This year the annual RHS London Orchid Show was upgraded
in a superb fashion to be the European Orchid Conference.
This event is held in a different European city every three
years and last visited London in 1973. It was a welcome
return with many exhibitors and orchid enthusiasts visiting
from all the world, not just Europe. The four main days
of the show turned out to be very busy and it was wonderful
to be reaquainted with customers and freinds form all over
the globe. Surely all of you who managed to get to the show
could not fail to be impressed and enjoyed the great atmosphere.Also,
a great time was had by all at the wonderful conference
dinner held in the magnificent surroundings of the Houses
Burnham Nurseries gained a Silver-Gilt Medal for our display
of orchids which you can see pictured here.
August Orchid Fayre 24th & 25th August 02
A great weekend was had by all at the August Orchid Fayre
on the Bank Holiday weekend. The weather held out when it
mattered and the second year at the Donnington Valley Golf
Club went down very well with exhibitors and visitors alike.
Thanks for making it the enjoyable weekend that it always
Coleman’s Garden Centre 3rd August 02
Record beating attendance helped to make this year’s
trip to Coleman’s Garden Centre, Templepatrick, Northern
Ireland a great success at the beginning of August. Thank
you to all our Irish orchid friends for coming to see us,
especially those who travelled up from Dublin! Over 150
people stayed to listen to Brian’s inspiring demonstration
and that was just for the first sitting! We look forward
to returning again, firstly to Dublin Botanic Gardens next
year on 22-23 March 2003.
We are looking into making the carriage cheaper for sending
orders to the Republic of Ireland. We realise that the cost
of carriage can be off-putting to customers outside the
UK but we try to keep it down as much as possible. The cost
is calculated on weight so we can quote you for your particular
order. Make a joint order with friends to spread the cost!
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2nd – 7th July
Silver Lining to the Hampton Court Clouds!
July has not been the warmest on record as I think you
will agree and our week at the Hampton Court Palace Flower
Show was no exception. If you were one of the thousands
of visitors that attended then you will know all about the
rain, wind and mud! But thankfully it did not seem to deter
the keen plants-people who turned up despite the typical
British summer weather!
And there was a Silver Lining, we were pleased to be awarded
a Silver Medal for our display of colourful orchids and
it was good to see so many familiar faces as well as a lot
of new ones getting the orchid bug!
Chelsea Flower Show 21st – 24th May 02
GOLD ALL THE WAY!
Yes we did it again! Burnham Nurseries are proud to announce
that we achieved our 6th Gold Medal in a row at this year’s
Chelsea Flower Show! This makes 15 over the 45 years of
exhibiting at the show which was once again an all round
success. Thank you for all your good wishes and congratulations.
It was good to see lots of regular visitors at the show
plus make some new ones.
Thank you also to everyone who visited us for the Chelsea
Preview at the nursery before the show. We held the 3-day
event in aid of the Towersey Foundation for Musical Therapy
and they were thrilled that over £1,000 was raised,
including the popular Gala Evening which turned out to be
a delightful candle-lit evening!
Thanks too to all the local papers that gave us such great
coverage this year!
Click Here to see the
medal and a link to our Award Winning display.
London Orchid Show 16th & 17th March 02
It was good to see everyone at the London Orchid Show this
year at the Horticultural Halls, Vincent Square, London.
It was very busy, as those of you who visited on the Saturday
will know! We are pleased to say that we were awarded an
R.H.S. Silver-Gilt Medal for our display. This is one of
the biggest shows of the year and well worth a visit. Especially
in 2003 when it will be enlarged to be the European Orchid
Conference on 12th – 16th March.