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 £25.00 per year and covers a single or double membership for a couple living at the same address. We meet at the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Harlow Carr Harrogate in the modern facilites of the Bramall Learning Centre.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.





Our next monthly meeting will be on Sunday 26th May 2024 10am-1pm at RHS Harlow Carr in the Learning Centre HG3 1QB.


Speaker -Antonia Black "Growing Humid Orchids in the House.



There will be the usual break for refreshments followed by the table talk hosted by one of our members.

























Annual Show


Harrogate Orchid Society Annual Show 2024

This year our Annual Show will be held in conjunction with our Orchids for Everyone Weekend 

                                                           on the Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th of August 2024 at RHS Harlow Carr


                                                                  in all rooms at The Learning Centre.







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 windowsill 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 meetings, 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 £25.00 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, please 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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