Telephone booking now available for European Orchid Show & Conference 2015 28-11-2014
Bookings for EOS&C 2015 registration packages and the gala dinner can now be made by telephone, for those without internet access.
Please contact the RHS Ticket Line on 0844 776 6777; payment must be made by credit card at the time of booking (no cheques accepted).
Last few days for early-bird registration for EOS&C 24-11-2014
Don't miss out on the early-bird registration rates for the European Orchid Show & Conference 2015; prices will rise after 1st December 2014. Register now to get the best value on the various registration packages available including Full, Science, Horticultural, Partner and Show only.
The Gala Dinner price will not rise - tickets are still available for the event which includes a drinks reception, four course dinner (including wine) and free prize draw at the Royal College of Physicians (price £70).
For full details visit: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-london-shows/European-Orchid-Show-and-Conference-2015/Register
Accepted for Chelsea Flower Show 2015 20-11-2014
We have been accepted for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015!
Ouur exhibit will be in the north side of the Grand Pavilion on the Best of British trail. It will highlight our British native orchids and their exotic relatives – home-grown beauties such as Dactylorhiza fuchsii alongside established favourites such as tropical Phalaenopsis and Cattleya.
The society is delighted to welcome sponsorship from Albourne Partners Ltd, an independent advisory firm headquartered in the UK with expertise across hedge funds, private equity, real assets and real estate.
European Orchid Show & Conference 2015 update 18-11-2014
Online registration is now available for the European Orchid Show & Conference 2015 (EOS&C) through the dedicated EOS&C area of the RHS website, www.rhs.org.uk/eoclondon2015
The event will run from 9 to 12 April 2015 (with a preview on 8 April) and be attended by over 60 exhibitors, including many international traders. There will be a Science Conference at RBG Kew and a Horticultural Conference in the RHS Horticultural Halls. Space at the lectures is limited so please register soon to ensure your place; the early bird rate is available until 1 December 2014.
Qualified judges should apply to join the judging teams using the application form available through the website. Trainee judges may apply to assist with stewarding.
The OSGB is sponsoring a trophy for Best Amateur Species. Why not start grooming your orchids for our display – it would be exciting if a member’s plant won this trophy.
Once registrants have received confirmation of their show registration they can return to the website to book additional events such as the Gala Dinner. The website is currently allowing registrants to book dinner tickets for only one person but this is being revised and registrants will soon be able to book for spouses/partners/friends – please be patient and await the updated facility.
The Gala Dinner is being organised by the OSGB and will be held on Saturday 11 April at the Royal College of Physicians by Regent’s Park. It will include a drinks reception and four course dinner with wine at this award-winning venue for £70.00 per person.
A free prize draw will be held during the evening with a number of superb prizes to be won by some of the lucky diners.
OSGB Open Autumn Show on 1st November 23-10-2014
This year's Autumn Show will be held on 1st November at Wraysbury Village Hall, The Green, Wraysbury, Staines, TW19 5NA, from 10:30 until 16:00.
Registration of plants will be from 09:00 to 11:00 with judging beginning promptly at 11:00.
There will be a competitive table show and as this is an open show, non-members are welcome to enter their orchids. Orchids will be on display to marvel at and admire; plants and related sundries will be available to buy from various traders.
Entry to the show is free and there is plenty of free parking nearby. Refreshments will be available, including Ploughman's lunches and home-made cakes.
For more information please contact Francis Quesada-Pallares: tel: 07951 070637, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
McBean's Orchids to close 23-10-2014
We have received the sad news that McBean's Orchids will close at the end of this month. Unfortunately it has not proved possible to find a buyer for the nursery so it will close on 31st October.
They will be selling off their stock of plants which includes an incredible and historic range of cymbidiums and odontoglossum-type oncidiums, along with a multitude of flasks. Discounts will be available on purchases of five or more plants.
If you are interested please contact the nursery directly as soon as possible: tel: 01273 400228, Resting Oak Hill, Lewes, BN8 4PR.
Trip to Borneo 2015 20-06-2014
There are still some places left for the trip to Borneo in 2015. The trip will focus on visiting four locations to explore Borneo's amazing diversity of orchids, led by experienced field naturalist and Borneo expert Stewart McPherson of Redfern Expeditions.
Please see the travel page of our website or the OSGB Journal(2014) 63(2): 129 for full details.
Silver-Gilt medal at Malvern show 17-06-2014
The society received a Silver-Gilt medal for its attractive display at last weekend's Malvern International Orchid Show. Held at the Royal Three Counties Showground, located beside the Malvern hills, this thriving show is an excellent reason to visit this beautiful part of the country.
|OSGB Silver-Gild medal winning display at|
Malvern International Orchid Show
|The beautiful Malvern hills from the showground|
The display featured a wide range of orchids including Anguloa
, Maxillaria hennisiana
Rioclarense and Dendrobium antennatum
|Anguloa x ruckeri|
A large,branching-spiked Phalenopsis
Sogo Yukidian on the display was awarded 2nd place for Best Amateur Phalaenopsis
by the show judges.
|OSGB Phalaenopsis Sogo Yukidian|
2nd place for best Amateur Phalaenopsis in Show