Malvern International Orchid Show

14th - 16th June 2019

£8 advanced ticket discount for Societies

The showground management has again agreed to offer discounted tickets to Societies at the bargain price of £8 per day. This admits people to both the Orchid Show and to the very popular Royal Three Counties Show.

Tickets are not dated so there is no need to specify which day you are planning to visit. Buying tickets in advance is recommended to avoid paying the full price (£25 on the day). However, it is important to note that these tickets are not for resale under any circumstances, a problem in the past.

To purchase tickets please send a cheque immediately, made payable to O.S.G.B. and send to Sally Mill, Treasurer, with a stamped addressed envelope for returning your tickets. Deadline for ticket requests is 1st May. OSGB will be exhibiting at the Show. Can members please help by contributing plants, contact Galina if you can provide plants.

NB. Each £8 ticket covers one full day at the show; they are not dated and can be used on any one of the three days. The aim of these tickets is to get orchid lovers (plus family and friends) to the Show. These discounted ticket orders are made by Societies and not individuals.

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 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 @ 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.


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: