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The Minutes Secretary should be advised of all corrections, changes and additions by written note at Meetings of Council, a telephone call, fax, letter or email at other times. The member organisation’s name, type of the event, date, venue and opening times are the key details required. A contact name, telephone/fax numbers, Web Site and e-mail addresses will also be published if provided. Events listed are primarily in the UK or related to EOC or WOC. Details of other International events may be available on enquiry.

For up to date information regarding Shows, please visit the BOC website at and go to the Events Diary menu item.

January 18-19
British Paphiopedilum Society Winter Meeting and AGM. Ramada Hotel, The Square, West Midlands, Solihull / Birmingham,B91 3RF
February 1-2
Darlington & District Orchid Society Strikes Orchid Festival, Northallerton
Strikes Garden Centre 9.00am - 5.00pm (Saturday)
10.00am - 5.00pm (Sunday)
February 8
Mid Sussex Orchid Society Display Ditchling Garden Centre, Sussex 11.00- 16.30
February 22
Bournemouth Orchid Society Spring Show, Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1AS 12.00 - 16.30
February 22
North Bucks Orchid Society Annual Show, Fliwick Village Hall, Flitwick, Beds, MK45 1HP
11.00-16.00 Contact: Kate Bellingham 01234 824882
February 22
The South West Orchid Society - Annual Show.
West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield Nr Taunton TA2 8NE 10:30 - 4:00
February 23
Harrogate Orchid Society Harrogate Annual Show
Brittania Hotel, Bramhope, Leeds 10.30 - 4.00.
March 1
Wessex Orchid Society Annual Spring Show
11.30 am - 4.30 pm, Porchester Community School
March 1
Cheltenham & District Orchid Society Annual Show
Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2JH, 10.30 - 16.00
March 8
Suffolk Orchid Society Spring Show
St Michaels Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham, Nr Ipswich, IP5 3UY. 10.00 - 16.00
March 9
The Orchid Society of East Anglia Spring Show
Eaton Parish Hall, Colman Road Norwich NR4 7AW 10.00 - 4.30.
March 9
The British Orchid Growers Association ORCHID SHOW
Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor, Retford, Notts. 10.00am - 4.00pm
March 16
Darlington & District Orchid Society Darlington OS Annual Show, Sadberge Village Hall, 11.00 - 16.00
March 23
Birmingham & Midland Orchid Society Spring Show
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston B15 3TR. 11.00 - 16.30
March 29
Orchid Society of Great Britain OSGB Open Spring Show
The Glasshouse, RHS Wisley. 7:30 for exhibitors - 10:30 public.
March 30
The Bristol & West of England Orchid Society Annual Show
Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire 11.00 - 16.00
March 30
South East Orchid Society Spring Open Show
Ashford Rail Staff Hall, Beaver Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 7RR. 14.00 - 16.00
April 5
Solihull and District Orchid Society Spring Orchid Show
Arden School, Station Road, Knowle, B93 0PT. 11.00 - 16.00
April 5
Thames Valley Orchid Society Spring Show
All Saints Hall, The Causeway, Marlow SL7 2AA 11.00am - 4.00pm
April 6
North East of England Orchid Society Annual Show
Bowburn Community Centre, Durham DH6 5AT. 11.00 - 16.00
April 11-12
RHS London Orchid Show & Botanic Art Show
RHS Halls, Vincent Square, London Preview Evening: 10th April 6.30 - 8.30
April 13
West Cornwall Orchid Society Spring Show
Blaythorne, Holman Sports Club, Pendarves Road, Camborne TR14 7QG 11.00-16.00
April 26
Central Orchid Society Spring Show
Perton Civic Centre, Perton, Wolverhampton 11.00 - 16.00
May 3-5
Darlington & District Orchid Society Raby Castle Orchid Show, Raby Castle 11.00 - 17.00
May 4
Fenland Orchid Society Annual Show
Terrington, St. Clement Village Hall, PE34 4LZ 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
May 11
The Sheffield & District Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show
Chatsworth Cavendish Hall, Edensor, Derbyshire DE45 1PJ. 10.00 - 16.30
May 11
Galashiels Orchid Show, Netherdale, Galashiels Rugby Club 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
May 17
The Devon Orchid Society 39thAnnual Show, 10.30am - 4.00pm
Mackarness Hall, High Street, Honiton, Devon EX14 1PG
May 17-18
The Glasgow Orchid Fair
Glasgow Botanic Garden, Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE
Contact: 0141 276 1614 Website:
May 18
Cambridge Orchid Society Show 10.30am - 4.30pm
Harston Village Hall, High Street, Harston, Cambridge CB22 7PX.
June 8
The North Of England Orchid Society Annual Show
The Tenants Hall, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire. 10.30-16.30
Contact: George Barnes 01942 810958 or email via website
June 13-15
Malvern International Orchid Show
Royal Three Counties Show. One of the best country shows in the UK 09.00 - 18.00
July 12-13
Harrogate Orchid Society Orchid Exhibition Weekend in the Bramall Learning Centre, RHS Gardens Harlow Carr Harrogate HG3 1QB 10.00am - 4.00pm
August 17
Scottish Orchid Soc. Florence Woolward Paintings and Orchid Show
Marquis of Lothians Residence, Monteviot House, near Jedburgh. TD8 6UQ. 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
Contact for more info: The Administrator 01835 830380
August 23-24
The British Orchid Growers Association Summer Orchid Fair
Roots Garden Centre, Priors Court Road, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berks, RG18 9TG
9am Saturday 10pm Sunday - 5pm Saturday 4pm Sunday
September 6-7
Orchid Study Group Welsh Orchid Festival
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire, UK
10am on Saturday and Sunday - 6pm on Saturday, 4pm on Sunday
September 7
Durham City Orchid Show
organised by Darlington OS, University Botanic Garden, OSGB and Durham University.
Josephine Butler College, Durham City DH1 3DF. 10.00 - 16.00
September 21
Pleurothallid Alliance - UK Annual General Meeting
Wilnecote Parish Hall, Tamworth, B77 5AD 10.00 - 16.00
Contact: Mrs Mary Smallman 01529 421521
September 27
Bournemouth Orchid Society Autumn Show
Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1AS 12.00 - 16.30
September 28
East Midlands Annual Orchid Show,
Village Hall, Radcliffe-on -Trent, Nottinghamshire NG122FB. 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Contact Melvyn Stephen 01159 198124.
October 4
Leasingham Village Hall, near Sleaford, 10.00am - 4.00pm
October 11
Wessex Orchid Society Annual Autumn Show
Porchester Community School, White Hart Lane PO16 9BD 11.00am - 4.30pm
October 12
The Orchid Society of East Anglia Autumn Show
Eaton Parish Hall, Colman Road Norwich NR4 7AW 10.00 - 4.30.
October 17-19
The Devon Orchid Society Orchid Weekend
Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren, Devon EX7 0NA
October 26
Birmingham & Midland Orchid Society Autumn Show, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston. 11.00 - 16.30
November 1
Orchid Society of Great Britain Open Autumn Show
Details: TBC
November 22
Central Orchid Society Autumn Show
Perton Civic Centre, Perton, Wolverhampton. 11.00 - 16.00
November 29
BOGA Pre-Christmas Orchid Fayre
at Arden School, Station Road, Knowle, B93 0PT. Open 10am-4pm,
admission FREE with FREE TALKS!