Call for PLANTS and HELP

Support the Society in forthcoming exhibitions

With the summer show season upon us, we are pleased to report that the Shows Team have an exciting list of exhibits planned. Varied and eye-catching displays are to be staged, included those detailed below:

1) Malvern International Orchid Show (14-16 June)

We will be aiming for a rich display of flowering orchids at the International Orchid Show, part of the Royal Three Counties Show. Again please contact Galina Boyse if you can offer flowering plants.

2) Blenheim Palace Flower Show (21-23 June)

Dr Henry Oakeley will be exhibiting Anguloas on behalf of the OSGB and members wishing to help should contact Galina Boyse or Henry Oakeley please. For more information about the show see:


Dr Henry Oakeley's Anguloas





RHS Chelsea 2019 sponsor - Baycroft Care Homes & Senior Villages

We are very pleased to announce that Baycroft Care Homes & Senior Villages, a subsidiary of One Housing Group Ltd, has very kindly agreed to sponsor our 2019 Chelsea display. Baycroft Care Homes provide luxury residential, nursing and dementia care homes and senior villages. They also offer respite care. More information about them can be found on www.onehousing.co.uk Head Office: 220 Arlington Road, London NW1 7HE. We are delighted to be associated with them and are honoured that they have chosen to sponsor us.





Multiple awards for the Society at BOS60


 At Bournemouth Orchid Society's 60th Anniversary Show, staged at Highcliffe Castle (30-31 March 2019), the OSGB received multiple awards including Best Amateur Display.


In the ribbon judging Sally Mill's Sarcochilus fitzhart (below) was awarded the Best Amateur Plant and Best Plant Exhibited by a Bournemouth Orchid Society Member. See full report in OSGB Journal.





04 May - Bala Kompalli 'Orchids of Kew'


 13:30 Doors open

 14:30 Speaker: Bala Kompalli - Orchids of Kew

Bala will discuss some of the flowering orchid highlights from the Royal Botanic Garden.



06 April - Chris Purver 'Trends in modern orchid hybridisation'

13:30 Doors open
14:30 Speaker: Chris Purver - Trends in modern orchid hybridisation

Chris Purver from Eric Young Orchid Foundation will discuss state of the art orchid hybridisation.



OSGB Spring Show at Napier Hall

9:30 Doors open for registration of plants
11:00 Show open to members

13:00 Show open to the public

No lecture this month

Members wishing to enter their plants should send a list of the plants and classes they wish to enter to Dusha Hayes, Chair of the Judging Subcommittee, by post (62 Link Lane, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 9DZ) or e-mail (dushahayes @ blueyonder.co.uk) a few days before the show. This will help with advance preparation of show tables. Entries will be accepted on the day. Classes for competition are in the Journal Annual Supplement.





02 February - Simon Pugh-Jones 'Growing Cool Orchids'

13:30 Doors open
14:30 Speaker: Simon Pugh-Jones - Growing Cool Orchids

Simon Pugh-Jones from Writhlington School with give us a talk on growing cool orchids.

Plants will be available for purchase.




05 January 2019 - Plant auction

OSGB Annual Plant Auction


 13:00 Doors open

 14:00 Auction - Henry Oakeley

Members may each bring four plants for sale, or six for family membership, to be auctioned. Note: if you want to put several plants in a tray, as a single auction item, this counts as one "plant".

10% of sale price goes to the OSGB. Henry does his best to ensure that bidding is brisk, and prices are affordable.

There will be no table show this month.




01 December 2018, Festive meeting

Christmas Photographic and Art competition 2018


 12:30 Doors open for photo and art registration, see the Journal Annual Supplement p26 for details

 13:30 Pictures to be in place

☆ Plants will be welcome for the table show as normal ☆

14:30 Christmas afternoon, quiz, tea, photographic and art competition

Non-members/guests £5

Where possible please contact Galina Boyse in advance to confirm attendance e-mail displays @ osgb.org.uk




OSGB Autumn Show 2018


OSGB Autumn Show 2018


 6th October, Wraysbury Village Hall

The Society’s Autumn Show will be held on Saturday 6th October at Wraysbury Village Hall, The Green, Wraysbury TW19 5NA. See the Journal Annual Supplement for further details or contact Peter White (Tel: 01295 712159; E-mail: peter.orchid @ sky.com).

Members wishing to enter their plants should send a list of the plants and classes they wish to enter to Dusha Hayes, Chair of the Judging Subcommittee, by post (62 Link Lane, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 9DZ) or e-mail (dushahayes @ blueyonder.co.uk) a few days before the show. This will help with advance preparation of show tables. Entries will be accepted on the day. Classes for competition are in the Journal Annual Supplement.

Timetable

07:30 - 09:00 Staging of plants

09:30 Judging

10:30 - 16:00 Show open to the public

There will also be the opportunity to get advice on orchid growing, as well as purchase orchids from Burnham Nurseries, and Peter White, with Orchid Accessories attending. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day.



Contact:

Please contact the Orchid Society of Great Britain via the Secretary:
Mrs Zane Rappa 4 Vine Court, Harrow, HA3 0TR. tel: 07984 546055, e-mail: zane.rappa@gmail.com