The trade association for orchid nurseries and sundries traders
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The following is a list of the orchid nurseries and sundries traders who are members of this association. These firms are at your service and will be pleased to help you in any way they can. Please make use of this item to find the nursery nearest to you which can supply your requirements.


Grange Nurseries, North View Road, Westgate Hill, Bradford, W.Yorks BD4 6NS

Telephone: 01274 682120

Directions to nursery: Leave M62 at junction 26, take A58 to Leeds, in 1 mile at roundabout turn left (Bradford). After 1 mile at crossroads, turn right.

Open: Monday-Friday 9.00-5.00. Saturday / Sunday 10.00-2.00. (Ring to be sure)

Details of nursery: Masdevallias and miscellaneous.


Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6PZ

Telephone: 01626 352233

Fax: 01626 362167


Directions: Our nursery is situated between Exeter and Plymouth. Turn off the A38 Devon Expressway onto to A382 to Newton Abbot. Then follow signs for Orchid Paradise at Forches Cross.

Open: Daily 10.00 to 4.00 (closed winter bank holidays).

Details: The nursery is run by the Rittershausen family and so is a result of over 50 years growing experience with 20 Chelsea Gold Medals. A very wide range of popular and rare orchids are available for sale. The display house 'Orchid Paradise' is an ever-changing show of unusual orchids from around the world. Many major and smaller orchid events are attended around the British Isles.

Mail order also available.


The Dovecote, Newgate, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, DL12 8NW

Telephone/Fax: 01833 908127


Open: By appointment only.

Details of nursery: We have a seedling and meristem raising laboratory specialising in orchid species from South America, Papua New Guinea and Madagascar. Paphiopedilum species also a speciality. Dr. Warren organises and leads orchid study trips to Brazil and produces a newsletter of general orchid interest. An increasing number of established seedlings are being produced.


74 Croston Road, Garstang, Preston, PR3 1HR

Telephone: 01995 605537


Open: see web site for information on opening.

Details: Laneside is run by Jeff Hutchings and offers a wide range of terrestrial hardy orchids: including, anacamptis, bletillas, calanthe, cypripediums, dactylorhiza, orchis, ophrys and pleiones plus other rarer genus and species. In addition, the appropriate composts are available. Plants available by mail order, at shows or the nursery. I have published a booklet Growing Hardy Orchids in a British Garden. We are currently involved in the reintroduction of native orchids into a number of meadows and famous gardens that are open to the public.

Web site: Has up to date lists of the orchids which can be ordered and paid for on line. It also has a list of my events for 2013 and plenty of cultural information and photographs.

Shows: We attend a range of shows, orchid society; RHS and regional gardening shows.

Talks: Growing Hardy Orchids in a Garden, Growing Cypripediums, Developing Orchid Meadows.


5 Bourne Road, Corby Glen, Grantham, NG33 4NR

Telephone: 07864 919935


Details: Orchid Alchemy is a family business that raises a range of hardy and tender orchids from ethically sourced seed. We grow mostly species but also produce a few hybrids which we believe will produce exciting and consistent progeny. Orchid Alchemy also offers a seed sowing service for tropical and hardy orchids.

Events: We attend shows throughout the UK and frequently give society talks.

Open: Please note the nursery is not open to the public. Orchids can be purchased from the website, mail order list and from shows.


Pennine House, 50 Pinnar Lane, Southowram, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 9QT

Telephone: 01422 362509

Details: Our nursery specialises in good quality species and hybrids at reasonable prices. Always a good range of genera in stock.

Visitors by appointment only. Lists only very occasional.

Directions: Leave the M62 at junction 25 and head towards Brighouse, then follow signs for Elland. This road skirts Brighouse town centre. Immediately after a severe left hand bend look for a sign for Southowram – right hand turn up a steep hill, upon reaching the road junction in the village take the second right hand into Pinnar Lane. Pennine House is situated 50 yards along on the right. Look for a narrow entrance in the high turreted stone wall.


Pitcot Lane, Owslebury, Winchester, SO21 1LR

Telephone: 01962 777372

Fax: 01962 777664


Details: Our Company offers a comprehensive range of quality orchid sundries and books alongside our specialist Paphiopedilum stock. We also offer other genera including a wide range of Hardy Orchids.

Please visit our website for a list of shows we will be attending, open dates at the nursery, plant offers, etc. Contact us if you would like to go on our mailing lists.

We are a mail order nursery only, except advertised open dates.


7 Jacklin Lane, Luddington, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN17 4RB

Telephone: 01724 798445

Web: www.

Details: Ray Creek Orchids is a small, compact business, run mainly by Ray himself but with a little help from his wife Linda and daughter Jenny. We don’t plan to be the biggest orchid supplier but we do try hard to be the best!

We stock many types of orchids in a range of sizes for immediate delivery.

We are also sole UK suppliers for Botanicoir™ chipped coconut husk the super new growing media that is catching on fast!

We like to pride ourselves as being very beginner friendly whilst having the expertise to help the more experienced grower. We sell mainly by mail order, at shows and events but if you need to pickup an order then please telephone to make arrangements. If you haven’t already please visit our website which is fairly extensive with lots of orchid information as well as a list of products. A list of events that I shall be attending is also available.

Shows/ Lectures: Ray is more than happy to attend societies around the country presenting talks on a variety of orchid related subjects. They may be for beginners at Garden Societies and clubs or more specialised subjects to the Orchid community. He does travel surprising distances so don’t be afraid to ask.


Perks Lane, Prestwood, Bucks, HP16 OJD

Telephone/Fax: 01494 863224

Open: Mail order and shows only. We are no longer open to the public.

Details: Royden Orchids house a wide range of mainly South and Central American species. We have an especial interest in the Pleurothalidina and maintain comprehensive stocks of the main genera in this group.
Our collection of masdevallias (450 + species) and Draculas (over 100 species) now rank with the worlds largest. We no longer grow Cymbidiums in any quantity.

Lists: Not available. The very diverse nature of our stock associated with the low numbers we keep of most species make the issuing and maintaining of lists just about impossible. High on our list of future priorities is a website on which we hope to keep updated lists of the plants grown here, together with prices for available stock. We act as agents for Ecuagenera CIA ltda. New listings (14 pages, 1200+ species) are published each October. For your copy send us your e-mail address or sae C5 or larger.

Shows: We are pleased to support Society shows on invitation.

Lectures: We are pleased to give illustrated lectures based on our travels in South America.