Upcoming Events

Saturday 19 November, 2016
BOGA Christmas Fayre
This annual event has moved to a new venue just off the M42 jct 3. A. E. Beckett & Sons, Heath Farm, Wythall, Birmingham, B47 6AJ Website: www.beckettsfarm.co.uk This is an award winning farm shop, cafe, restaurant and conference centre. There will be 7 nurseries selling a range of orchids and sundries plus society exhibits. Come and join us for a good day out.

Sunday 20 November, 2016
Hardy Orchid Society Autumn meeting

Friday 25 November, 2016

Thursday 09 February, 2017

Sunday 26 February, 2017
Harrogate Orchid Society Annual Show, Britannia Inn, Bramhope, LS16 9JJ
This is an excellent annual show with several society exhibits to admire and a wide range of tropical, hardy orchids and a range of sundries from eight trade. Many visitors book for Sunday lnch at the hotel and enjoy a good day out. open from 10.30 to 4.00
Event Website: http://www.harrogateorchidsociety.co.uk

Saturday 04 March, 2017
Cheltenham Orchid Society Annual Show

Saturday 11 March, 2017
Loughborough Alpine Garden Society Spring Show,Charnwood College (formerly Burleigh Community College), Thorpe Hill, Loughborough, LE11 4SQ
One of the biggest AGS shows with hundreds of plants entered for the competiotins plus over a dozen nurseries selling a very wide range of plants for all places in the garden and alpine house.

Saturday 18 March, 2017
Alpine Garden Society/SRGC Spring Show, Kirkbie Kendal School, Lound Road, Kendal, LA9 7EQ
The first of the northern shows with exhibitors from all round the UK attending as this is a joint show between the two leading alpine societies. There will be a number of nurseries selling a wide range of garden and alpine house plants.
Event Website: http://www.alpinegardensociety.net

Sunday 26 March, 2017

Wednesday 29 March, 2017 — Friday 31 March, 2017
RHS Orchid and Spring Gardening Show, Westminster, London
This new event has combined two traditional events, The London Orchid Show and the Spring Flower Show, to make a really good visit for all those interested in plants. There is one admission price for the two shows which will be held in both the RHS Halls. See the RHS web site for full details and advance ticket purchasing. The orchid show will have the usual range of tropical and hardy orchids from nurseries around the world with their exotic displays and thousands of orchids for sale. If you want plants bring to the show for collection please order before the 26th March.

Thursday 20 April, 2017 — Sunday 23 April, 2017
Harrogate Spring Flower Show, Agricultural Show Ground, Harrogate
The annual spring flower show which one of the largest flower shows in the country. A great day out with all the usual sections. I am hoping to exhibit a wide range of Japanese calanthe this year along with the early flowering cypripediums. Hopefully, I will have some spectacular blue Australian Sun Orchids in flower and, if the sun shines they might decide to open. In addition I am flowering a number of big bletillas early. Customers wanting to pre-order please do so by the Monday of the show week. I will have some special offers for the show.
Event Website: http://www.flowershow.org.uk

Thursday 15 June, 2017 — Sunday 18 June, 2017
Malvern International Orchid Show,Three Counties Showground Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW UK
This annual show is again running as part of the Three Counties Agricultural Show. As usual there will be a number of displays by societies from around the country plus about 20 nurseries from around the world offering thousands of orchids for sale. Customers want orders brough to the show should contact me before the 12th June. Don't forget if you are a member of an orchid society you can get discounted tickets from your secretary.

Saturday 19 August, 2017 — Sunday 20 August, 2017
BOGA 30th Summer Orchid Fayre, Cole Court Centre, Twickenham, TW1 1HD
This is the 30th summer show and it will again be held at the Cole Court Centre. A very exciting programme is currently being put together with something for both orchid enthusiasts and gardeners. This is a very visitor friendly venue where you can get good refreshments from Bacon butties and coffee early doors to lunch and a good pint of beer.