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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.

Saturday/Sunday January 17-18
Orchid Weekend at Beetham Nurseries, Near Milnthorpe, Cumbria. FREE ENTRY!
Saturday/Sunday January 24-25
Gordale Orchid Festival. Gordale Garden Centre, The Wirral. Includes society displays and talks. FREE ENTRY!
Saturday February 14
Valentine’S Orchid Day at Langford Nurseries & Garden Centre, Langford, near Biggleswade. FREE TALKS AND ENTRY. Open 9.00am - 4.00pm.
Sunday February 22
Harrogate Orchid Society Harrogate Annual Show
Brittania Hotel, Bramhope, Leeds 10.30 - 4.00.
Saturday February 28
Bournemouth Orchid Society Spring Show
Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1AS 12.00 - 16.30
Saturday March 7
Wessex Orchid Society Annual Spring Show
11.30 am - 4.30 pm, Porchester Community School
Saturday March 7
Cheltenham & District Orchid Society 40th Anniversary Show
Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2JH, 10.30 - 16.00
Saturday March 14
Orchid Day at Brookfields Garden Centre, Mapperley Plains, Nottingham. FREE TALKS AND ENTRY From 11am - 4pm.
Sunday March 22
The Orchid Society of East Anglia Spring Show
Eaton Parish Hall, Colman Road, Norwich NR4 7AW 10.00 - 4.30.
Sunday March 22
Darlington & District Orchid Society Darlington OS Annual Show, Sadberge Village Hall, 11.00 - 16.00
Saturday March 28
Hinckley & District Orchid Society Midlands Largest Orchid Show
St Johns Church 351 Coventry Rd Hinckley Leicestershire LE10 0NP
10-00am - 4-00pm
Saturday March 28
The Bristol & West of England Orchid Society Annual Show
Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire 11.00 - 16.00
Sunday March 29
South East Orchid Society Spring Open Show
Ashford Rail Staff Hall, Beaver Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 7RR. 13.00 - 16.00
Saturday April 4
Solihull and District Orchid Society Spring Orchid Show (Fiftieth Anniversary Show)
Arden School, Station Road, Knowle, B93 0PT. 11.00 - 16.00
Thursday-Sunday April 9-12
European Orchid Show & Conference
RHS Halls, Vincent Square, London
10.00am - 5.00pm See their website:
Saturday/Sunday April 25-26
Dublin Orchid Fair at The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin Lots for sale and talks both days, all FREE ENTRY.
Sunday May 10
The Sheffield & District Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show
Chatsworth Cavendish Hall, Edensor, Derbyshire DE45 1PJ. 10.00 - 16.30
Saturday/Sunday May 16-17
Scottish Orchid Society Weekend Orchid Fair at Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE
10:00 am - 05:00 pm Contact: General Manager, Glasgow Botanic Gardens 0141 276 1614
Saturday May 16
The Devon Orchid Society 40thAnnual Show, 10.30am - 4.00pm
Budleigh Salterton Public Hall, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6RJ
Sunday June 7
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
Friday-Sunday June 12-14
Malvern International Orchid Show
Royal Three Counties Show Ground 09.00 - 18.00
Saturday/Sunday August 8-9
Harrogate Orchid Society Orchids for Everyone weekend in the Bramall Learning Centre, RHS Gardens Harlow Carr Harrogate HG3 1QB 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday/Sunday August 22-23
The British Orchid Growers Association Summer Orchid Fair
Cole Court - Twickenham & District Masonic Centre, 150 London Road, Twickenham TW1 1HD
10am-4:30pm Saturday; 10am-4pm Sunday, admission £2
Saturday/Sunday September 5-6
Orchid Study Group Welsh Orchid Festival
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire, UK
10am on Saturday and Sunday - 6pm on Saturday, 4pm on Sunday
Sunday September 6
Darlington & District Orchid Society Orchid Show
organised by Darlington OS and the University Botanic Garden.
Josephine Butler College, Durham City DH1 3DF. 10.00 - 16.00
Saturday September 19
Somerset, Wiltshire & Dorset Orchid Society SWDOS Annual Show
Gillingham Primary School Gillingham Dorset 10.30 - 16.00
Saturday September 26
Bournemouth Orchid Society Autumn Show
Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1AS 12.00 - 16.30
Sunday September 27
East Midlands Orchid Society Annual Show
To be advised – see East Midlands Orchid Society website for further details
Saturday October 10
Wessex Orchid Society Annual Autumn Show
Porchester Community School, White Hart Lane PO16 9BD 11.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday November 7
Orchid Society of Great Britain OSGB Open Autumn show
Wraybury Village Hall, The Green, TW19 5NA 11.00am - 4.00pm
7.30am exhibitors, 10.30am visitors
Saturday November 21
The British Orchid Growers Association Pre-Christmas Orchid Fair
at Arden School, Station Road, Knowle, B93 0PT. Open 10am-4pm
Saturday November 28
Central Orchid Society Autumn Show
Perton Civic Centre, Perton, Wolverhampton. 11.00 - 16.00