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 the remainder of the meetings are held Beckwithshaw Village Hall. 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.
Details of our next meeting
To be held on the 30th October at Harlow Carr Gardens Harrogate in the Wolfson Room 10.00am-1.00pm
Please note this is a change of venue which was advertised as Beckwithshaw Village Hall.
Topics, Oncidium varicosum breeding and an additional talk developments in Sarcochilus breeding.
We are fortunate to have as our speaker this month Scott Barrie who is co-owner of Barrita Orchids a commericial orchid nursery in Australia.The nursery specialises in breeding and raising Cymbidiums, Oncidinae and Sarcochilus.
There will also be the usual break for refreshments and the raffle please bring your plants for the table display.
Our annual show will be held at the Britannia Airport Hotel Bramhope Leeds situated on the A660 Leeds to Otley Road post code LS16 9JJ. Show to be held on
Sunday 26th February 2017
opening times 10.30am to 4.00pm
There will be orchid plants and orchid sundries for sale.
Details will be posted on the web site later in the year
Orchids for everyone weekend
Organised by The Harrogate Orchid Society
in conjunction with the RHS Harlow Carr Garden
Due to the tremendous success of the 2015 weekend
this event is being held on the 6th and 7th August 2016
opening times 10.00am-4.00pm
Once again there will be visiting Orchid Societies and plants for sale
To be held at the Royal Horticultural Gardens, Harlow Carr, Harrogate
A range of beautiful orchids will be displayed at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) most northerly garden over the weekend 6th and 7th August 2015, allowing visitors the chance to see a large range of varieties all under one roof.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate will host the weekend, where members of the Harrogate Orchid Society and visiting societies will be showcasing their prized specimens; and will include varieties not found in garden centres or shops. The Harrogate Orchid Society will also be running a number of potting demonstrations throughout the weekend and offering expert advice to help beginners get started with growing these elegant plants.
Two orchid traders will be on site offering for sale unusual and exotic orchids.
Burnham Orchid Nursery from Devon
Phoenix Orchid Nursery from Halifax
Stanhopea connate x paniamensis Cattleya 'Pastoral Innocence'
Photographs supplied by Harrogate Orchid Society
Hilary Hobbs, Chair of the Harrogate Orchid Society, says: "It’s not often you get an opportunity to see such a large range of orchids together; with so many plants in one display it’s sure to be an amazing sight.”
“As well as holding potting demonstrations and offering expert information, we’ll also be helping with ‘problem’ plants, and visitors are welcome to bring along their orchids for inspection and advice.”
The Orchid for everone weekend will be held in the Bramall Learning Centre between 10am – 4pm on the 6th & 7th of August 2016. Please check the website at www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr for more details and garden admission prices, or call 0845 612 265.
Times for potting demonstrations - In the Sunley Room
Saturday 6th August
11am.- An Introduction to Orchids by John Gay
Sunday 7th August
11am.- How are Orchids Different by Bernard McDonald
2.00pm.-Growing Orchids on a Windowsill by Liz Groves
Orchids are for everyone
Information about the Harrogate Orchid Society
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.
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, or come to one of our meetings at Beckwithshaw Village Hall. See the list of meetings for venue location. We look forward to seeing you.
All photos are pictures of members plants.