Even if you know nothing about orchids you will be in awe at the range and diversity within the orchid family. It is the world’s second largest plant family with over 30,000 species and in excess of 120,000 hybrids. We have a wide selection of these species, from all around the world, with different orchids flowering throughout the year.
Orchid Paradise is our unique, permanent, ever-changing orchid display house at the nursery. Here we display the plants that are in the nursery collection when they are in flower. These are all ‘Mother Plants’ that we use for breeding, propagation, as well as exhibition, the collection having been built up over the last sixty years. Many of these orchids won’t be seen anywhere else in the UK and the displays change often on a weekly basis so there is always something weird and wonderful to be amazed at, whatever the season!
From big, blousy blooms to tiny, exquisite miniatures; from the recognisable to the unimaginable; in very colour of the rainbow. This is the fascination of orchids, come and enjoy them with us!
As of January 2019, the Orchid Paradise greenhouse will be closed for winter maintenance, reopening by Easter 2019. Some of our flowering stock plants will still be on display in the nursery greenhouses so please explore to discover the orchids that are in bloom.
Groups guided tours are still available with plenty of parking available. Prior booking for large parties is appreciated and we offer a Special Group Package to include guided tours and refreshments.
The nursery is open every day 10am-4pm, check our opening times for Christmas and New Year closure.