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.

      

Meetings

Please note the next meeting is the 24th March 2019 at RHS Harlow Carr Harrogate HG3 1QB in the Wolfson Room. 10.00am-1.00pm

Event..... will be the Annual General meeting, only members can take part.

 

Followed by the plant auction this is a good opportunity to pick up plants at bargain prices.

 

There will be the usual break for tea or coffee.

 

FInally there wil be the usual table talk about members plants hosted by one of our members.

 

 

Please bring you plants for the table talk. 

 

 

 

Annual Show

Details

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 24th February 2019

 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

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Orchids for everyone weekend

Organised by The Harrogate Orchid Society

in conjunction with the RHS Harlow Carr Garden;

Harrogate

Due to the tremendous success of the 2017 weekend

this event is being held on the 4th and 5th August 2018

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 Societys (RHS) most northerly garden over the weekend 4th and 5th August 2018, 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

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                       Stanhopea connate x paniamensis                                       Cattleya 'Pastoral Innocence'

 

                                                                         Photographs supplied by Harrogate Orchid Society

 

As well as holding potting demonstrations and experts offering advice, 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 4th & 5th of August 2018. Please check the website at www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr for more details and garden admission prices, or call 0845 612 265.

Potting demonstrations will be held at regular intervals on both days between 10.00am and 3.30pm- In the Sunley Room

              

Talks 

 

Saturday 4th August

11am.- An Introduction to Orchids by John Gay

 

2.00pm Orchid Culture for beginners by Sarah Ritterhausen owner

            of Burnham Orchid Nursuries 

Sunday 5th August

11am.- Orchid hunting in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand by Bernard McDonald

 

2.00pm.-Growing Orchids on a Windowsill by Liz Groves

 

84Harrogate Orchid Society Meeting Dates and Show Dates

Details of Meetings and Show Dates given below

If you are a member of the RHS why not come to one of our meeting when visiting the Gardens.

For more information about the meetings please contact

Malcolm White Tel 01535 661616

or wmalcolmwhite@gmail.com

 

 

     
  2019  

Saturday

26th Jan 2019

 

 

 Annual lunch at the Square & Compass, North Rigton, Leeds LS17 0DJ

 Please meet at 11.00am for plant discussion followed by lunch at 12.00noon.

 Menu details available from Sylvia Lawson on       0113 219 0544.

Please bring your plants for the table display.

 

Sunday

24th Feb

2019

Harrogate Orchid Society Annual Show            at The Pavilions of Harrogate. Great Yorkshire Showground, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ.

(See Annual Show Page for further details).

Show open to the public 10.00am to 4.00pm.

 

 Sunday

24th March

2019

Meeting at Harlow Carr, Harrogate.   HG3 1QB   

10.00am - 1.00pm in the Wolfson Room

Annual General Meeting

Plant auction for members only

 

 

Sunday

28th April

2019

Meeting at Harlow Carr, Harrogate.   HG3 1QB

10.00am - 1.00pm in the Wolfson Room.                       Speaker - Charles Ford

Topic to be arranged

 

Saturday and Sunday

25/26th May 2019

Meeting at Harlow Carr, Harrogate.   HG3 1QB   

Children's Weekend

10.00am - 4.00pm 

 

Sunday

26th May

Meeting at Harlow Carr, Harrogate HG3 1QB

10.00 - 1.00pm in the Wolfson Room

Speaker Mike Armstrong

Topic - A morming with Mike and the development of the iconic cattleya

 

 

 Sunday

23rd June 2019

Full Day Orchid Workshop in conjunction with the RHS FlowerShow.

Members' plants will be on display and our members will be available to offer expert advice on a range of topics eg culture, windowsill culture, pests and diseases etc.  Potting demonstrations will be carried out at regular intervals throughout the day.

 

 Sunday 

21st July 2019

Meeting at Harlow Carr,Harrogate HG3 1QB

10.00am-1.00pm in the Wolfson Room 

'Back to Basics' 

  

Saturday and Sunday

3rd/4th

August 

2019

'Orchids for Everyone Weekend'

To be held in the Bramall Learning Centre, this is a joint event organised by the Harrogate Orchid Society and The Royal Horticultural Society. There will be talks and potting demontrations throughout the weekend.

This event is also being supported by the North of England Orchid Society and the Darlington and District Orchid Society, who will both be staging orchid displays.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 10.00am until 4.00pm. each day.

Harrogate Orchid Society members will be available each day to give advice on orchid culture.

 

Members please note there will not be a separate meeting this month.

There will be four free talks during the weekend  open to the public and Society members- See Orchids for everyone weekend page for details of talks.

 Sunday

 29th Sept

2019

Meeting and Venue to be arranged  

Sunday

27th Oct

2019

Meeting in the Wolfson Room, Harlow Carr, Bramall Learning Centre, Harrogate HG3 1QB. 10.00am - 1.00pm

Speaker Dino Zelenika

Topic 'Orchids of Myanmar'

Sunday

24th Nov

2019

 Meeting at Harlow Carr, Bramall Learning Centre, HG3 1QB. Harrogate 10.00am - 1.00pm to be held in the Wolfson Room.

Speaker to be arranged 

Topic to be arranged 

     No meetings in December
     
     

 

Annual Orchid Show

 

 

 

 

Shows Harrogate Orchid Society will be exhibiting at in 2018

Even if members are not attending a show it may be possible to arrange transport of plants so giving members a chance to exhibit and perhaps win one of the covetted rosettes. All shows are open to Society members.

If you wish to exhibit at any of these shows please contact Ivor Pawson Tel 01909 477832

ivor.pawson@sky.com

 

   

SHOW DATES FOR 2019

Sun 24th

 Feb

Harrogate Orchid Society Annual Show,at a new venue The Pavilions Harrogate located on the Great Yorkshire Show Ground HG2 8NZ.

10.30am-4.00pm 

Sun 17th Mar East Midlands Orchid Show, Lowdham Village Hall, Main Street, Lowdham. NG14 7BD.10.00am until 16.00pm 
Sun 24th Mar North East of England Orchid Show, Bowburn Community Cenre, Co Durham 11.00am-4.00pm
 Sat 6th    Apr

 Hinckley & District Orchid Society Annual Show

Stoke Golding Liberal Club.

42 Hinckley Road 

Stoke Golding

Nuneaton CV13 6DZ

   

Sheffield and Distict Orchid Society, 

No Annual Show

Sat 1st

Jun

North of England Orchid Society Show at Barton Village Hall, Barton, PR3 5AA

Fri-Sun 14th/16th

Jun

Three Counties Agricultural Show Malvern. As last year this event hosts the International Orchid Show which replaced the one at Peterborough. WR13 6NW

Harrogate Orchid society will be exhibiting! Details later.

Sat/Sun 3rd/5th

Aug

'Orchids for Everyone' weekend organised jointly by the Harrogate Orchid Society and the Royal Horticultural Society. There will also be the North of England and North East of England Orchid Society putting on displays. The exhibition will be held at the RHS gardens Harlow Carr Harrogate. HG3 1UE

On Saturday the RHS Orchid Committee will be attending this event and you are invited to put your plants up for judging to the Committee.

Sun 8th

Sept

Durham City Orchid Show 2nd September.

Darlington & District Orchid Society show.

 

Show location Josephine Butler College Durham

Postcode DH1 3DF

 

 

  

     

Location of shows will be given in the newsletter

 

 

 

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

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