Group Visits

Cattleya orchids flowering in Orchid ParadiseWe are now taking group bookings again so if you are interested please get in touch!

Do you belong to a group or club that is interested in plants? If so then why not take a trip to visit our orchid paradise?

Rain or shine we can guarantee a great show of orchids 12 months of the year. Whether you are serious orchid enthusiasts, keen gardeners or just looking for a memorable day out then make sure that our nursery is in your programme of events for this year.

Our orchids in bloom are ever-changing with rare and exotic to the popular and latest varieties. Many of these orchids you won't see anywhere else in the UK and are part of the nursery collection built up over 60 years. The flowers on show change from season to season making it always worth a visit!

The Orchid Paradise greenhouse is currently closed but there is still plenty to see in the nursery and shop.

With such an amazing range of orchids, Burnham Nurseries is the ideal venue for your group visit. Both educational and fun, it is all under cover, with some stunning specimens on display all year round.

We are sure that your enthusiastic members love their plants, but have they tried growing wonderful and exciting orchids? Maybe they have been too afraid; orchids are much misunderstood but are easier to grow than many people think!

Prior booking of groups is preferred and appreciated if possible.

Features:

  • Free parking including ample room for coaches
  • Guided Tour 
  • Café Vanilla for light refreshments
  • Orchid Shop with books, gifts, feed, compost, sundries and of course the orchids themselves
  • A comfortable temperature all year round and all under cover from the elements

Or maybe you are a member of a cycling club, book group or love to knit and natter. We would love you to make our cafe your venue to meet up and enjoy your hobby! The orchids are a fantastic subject for artists and photographers too. 

Why not hire our cafe for a birthday or other celebration? Evenings are available to book, get in touch. 

2021 Group Rates

Whilst admission to the nursery is free, we do offer a Special Group Package at the following rate:

In the ‘Special Group Package’ we will include in your visit:

Guided Tour by Sara Rittershausen around our displays and growing houses with lots of Orchid Cultural Tips along the way.

Orchid Surgery: your members can bring along any orchids they may already have for expert advice and even re-potting*

Refreshments: A cup of tea or coffee per person is included. 

Get a group together of 6 people or more and visit us at any time of the year and you can experience all this for only £5.00 per person!

Lunches can also be arranged and menus with food pre-ordering form available, please ask as pre-booking is essential for large groups. Please see terms and conditions below.

Making a Booking

Please feel free to contact us to make a booking or enquiry and we will make sure your visit is truly memorable.

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Group Bookings Terms & Conditions

Tours

Minimum of 6 people for group bookings and a maximum of 25 people for a group booking at one time.

Lunches

For groups of 11 - 25 people if you want lunches these must be pre-ordered at least a week in advance and the lunches to be paid for on the day.

Groups of 6-10 people can order lunches on the day.

Deposits

For groups just wanting the Tour option only, no deposit required.

For all groups 11-25 people 20% deposit required of total Tour and Booked Food cost. 

The deposit you pay is non-refundable if your group has to cancel of your own accord less than a week before. However if we have to cancel due to COVID regulations changing, meaning the group booking can no longer go ahead then we will refund the full amount of deposit paid or carry it forward to a future date.