6th of July - Philip Seaton – Growing orchids from seed

13:30 Doors open - tea, coffee, biscuit and a mingle
14:30 Speaker: Philip Seaton – Growing orchids from seed
15:30 Table Show and a Raffle

Please feel free to come down for a taster meeting if you are considering to join.
Remember you can bring in your plants - whether they'd be the troubled ones or your pride flowering beauties to show off on our table displays.

Our 23rd Chelsea Gold!

The build team: Zane, Galina, Andre, Catarina, Sally
Congratulations to Galina Boyse and her outstanding Chelsea Display Team on obtaining yet another Gold Medal (awarded to us for the 23rd time!) Many thanks for all the hard work and amazing ideas to (in alphabetical order): Catarina Anjos, Marcina Antonova, Adam Boyse, Sophia Kral, Marcin Kulinski, Stuart Meeson, Sally Mill, Henry Oakley, Zane Rappa, Andre Roux, Joel Soo. Phenomenal work!






Educational boards with plants in acrylic cubes drove a lot of attention
We wouldn't have made it without our sponsors The Baycroft Care Homes and all these wonderful people providing us with plants, including Mike Buckingham, Colin Howard, Jo Kelleher, Stuart Meeson, Sally Mill, Michael Radley, Zane Rappa, Henry Oakley, Peter Sander, Joel Soo, and Spicesotic Plants






Have a look at the pictures below to see the fantastic display they have put together. The judges commented on the specimen plants, unusual plants, a wide variety of plants, and the elegant design - being particularly impressed with the educational aspect of the display.



BBC presenter Carol Klein preparing for the coverage of our display
They liked the background photos showing orchids in their habitats with their mode of growth (lithophytic, epiphytic etc) all of which synchronised beautifully with miniature plants growing on different media in acrylic cubes at the front, accompanied by the educational photo and text boards explaining growth habits in nature and cultivation.

The beautiful plants and design were needed for the RHS Gold Medal, and the striking, innovative and educational element of the cubes, photos and text made it a sure-fire winner.









RHS Chelsea 2019 Gold Medal

More pictures to follow in our gallery.

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.




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