Welcome to The Harrogate Orchid Society

We hope you enjoy your visit....


Join the Society

Enjoy our monthly meetings.

We are a friendly society who offer a big welcome to new members.

The membership subscripton is £18.00 per year and covers a single or double membership for a couple living at the same address. We meet ten times a year at the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Harlow Carr Harrogate in the modern facilites of the Bramall Learning Centre. One meeting consists of a field trip to see orchids growing in the wild.There is no meeting in December and we hold our  annual lunch in January.

See list of monthly meetings for further details.


Take this link to our application form.



Please note the next meeting is on the 15th September 10.00am - 1.00pm at RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate HG3 1QB in the Wolfson Room. 




Speaker John Gay

Topic 'A Peruvian Experience'


Please bring plants for the table display for the usual discussion hosted by one of our members.


There will be a break for tea and coffee.













Annual Show


Our annual show will be held at the Pavilions in Harrogate at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ to be held on

Sunday 1st March 2020

 opening times 10.00am to 4.00pm

There will be orchid plants for sale, orchid sundries and craft stalls.

Details will be posted on the web site later in the year


for directions click on map

Information about the Harrogate Orchid Society

Advance Notice:

  Annual Show Sunday 1st March 2020 

see Annual Show Page for Further Details!



Thank you for visiting our web site. Perhaps you have just bought your first orchid or have been given one as a present, you may have a few on your window or you may be an experienced grower with a number of years experience. What ever your interest in orchids this society will be pleased to welcome you. Why not come to one or two of our meeting, you do not need to join the society initially to do this.




 What are the benefits of joining the Harrogate Orchid Society? 


The annual subscription of £18.00 includes single or double membership for a couple living at one address.

You will be meeting people with an interest even a passion for growing orchids


There will be many different orchids to see.  u.2.Highland-Hill-test-backgrou.jpg


Advice will be available on how to care for your plant’s and dealing with pests and diseases.


We have visiting speakers. 


Two plant forums are held each year and include demonstrations on how and when to repot orchids.


Included in your subscription is free use of our extensive library which contains over one hundred titles ranging from books suitable for orchid growers just starting in the hobby and others who specialise in one or two genera. 

The society also attends and exhibits at about eight orchid shows a year. At the shows there is an;opportunity to buy orchid plants potting composts etc.

This web site includes a list of the meetings for the year, all you need to do is to come to either the Bramall Learning Centre situated in the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Harlow Carr Harrogate, access is through the green gate near the Learning Centre follow the path to the building and the meeting is held on the first floor. See the list of meetings for venue location. We look forward to seeing you.                                      


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All photos are pictures of members plants.

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Orchids are for everyone

There are over 30,000 species and more than 200,000 hybrid orchids.

Grow your orchids in a conservatory?

Stanhopeas are quite happy growing in a conservatory with a minimum temperature of 8 degrees Centigrade

Join our Society

See many different kinds of orchids and learn how to care for them it is not as difficult as it looks.

Cool growing

This modern hybrid is typical of the type of orchids, which can be bought in garden centres and are suitable for growing on window sills and in a conservatory.

Phalaenopsis, everyones favourite.

The ideal window sill orchid


Would you like to learn how to flower these beautiful orchids?

Orchid Shows.

Harrogate orchid Society takes part in eight major orchid shows each year all members can take part if they wish.

Exotic Mysterious or Wierd.

Masdevallias & Draculas grow in the cool mountain region of Central & S.America.

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For everyone with one orchid or a thousand!
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