70th Anniversary Orchid Festival

Posted On: 2019-06-11 10:23:21 ; Read: 362 time(s)

We are celbrating our 70 years in business with a special Orchid Festival Weekend at the nursery on 6th & 7th July 2019. Open 10am - 4pm.

It is FREE ENTRY with special guests and free talks, plus Orchid Society Displays and lots in flower to see and buy! Talk to experts and other like-minded orchid enthusiasts!

Special Guests:
Trey Sanders – with interesting and unusual species for sale.
Helen & Dave Millner - with an excellent educational and fascinating display.
LittlePod – Learn about  production of the Vanilla orchid and tasty treats to try and buy. 

Gittisham Glass - Nicola Wakley , Orchids inspire Nicola in much of her beautiful handmade glassware and jewellery.

Orchid Society Displays – beautiful plants on show from local amateur orchid growers.

FREE TALKS PROGRAMME:

Saturday

11.00am – “Orchid Conversation the Writhlington Way” with Jacob Coles who has worked with the Writhlington  School Orchid Project for many years.

12.30pm – “My Favourite Pleurothallids” with Trey Sanders.

2.00pm – “ 70 Years of Burnham Nurseries” – Sara Rittershausen with a look back over the nursery’s history

 

Sunday

11.00am – “Close-up Orchid Photography” with Helen Millner – Helen shows off some amazing photography of the world’s tiniest orchids.

12.30pm  – “Can the Vanilla Orchid Save the World?” with Janet Sawyer of local Vanilla company LittlePod, winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development 2018.

2.00pm - “An A-Z of Burnham Nurseries” – Sara Rittershausen will take a fun look at everything  we do in our world of orchids.

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