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 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.

      

Meetings

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

 

 

 

 

Speaker Helen Millner

Topic 'Growing Orchids on Bark'

 

 

 

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

 

There will be the usual break for tea and coffee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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

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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 2019 weekend

this event is being held on the 1st and 2nd August 2020

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 most northerly garden of the Royal Horticultural Gardens over the weekend 1st and 2nd August 2020, 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.

 

Burnham Nurseries will be on site offering for sale unusual and exotic orchids.

 

 

 

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                       Stanhopea connate x paniamensis                                       Cattleya 'Pastoral Innocence'

 

                                                                         Photographs supplied by Harrogate Orchid Society

 

As well as holding potting demonstrations experts will be offering help and advice with problem plants,and visitors are welcome to bring along their orchids for advice.

The Orchid for everone weekend will be held in the Bramall Learning Centre between 10am - 4pm on the 1st & 2nd of August 2020. 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 1st August

11.00am  Speaker to be arranged

 

Sunday 2nd August

11.00am  Speaker to be arranged

 

 2.00pm  Speaker to be arranged

  

Harrogate 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 meetings when visiting the Gardens.

For more information about the meetings please contact

Malcolm White Tel 01535 661616

or wmalcolmwhite@gmail.com

 

 

     
  2019  
     
Sunday

24th Nov

2019

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

 

Speaker Helen Millner 

 

Topic 'Growing Orchids on Bark' 

 

   

No Meeting in December

 

2020

 

Saturday

25th Jan 2020

 

 

 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 will be available shortly.

Please bring your plants for the table display plus any rosettes or awards you may have won this year.

 

Sunday

1st March

2020

Harrogate Orchid Society Annual Show            

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

22nd March

2020

Meeting at Harlow Carr, in the Bramall Learning Centre, Harrogate, HG3 1QB.  

10.00am - 1.00pm to be held in the Jubilee Room.  

 

Annual General Meeting followed by plant auction. 

Please note: Members only.

 

 

 

Sunday

26th April

2020

Meeting at Harlow Carr, in the Bramall Learning Centre, Harrogate, HG3 1QB.

10.00am - 1.00pm to be held in the Jubilee Room.                        

Speaker TBA

Topic TBA

 

 Sunday

24th May 2020

 

Meeting at Harlow Carr, in the Bramall Learning Centre, Harrogate, HG3 1QB.

10.00am - 1.00pm to be held in the Wolfson Room.     

 Speaker TBA

Topic TBA

 

 Sunday

 June 2020

Full Day Orchid Workshop in conjunction with the RHS Flower Show.

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 

26th July 2020

Meeting at Harlow Carr, in the Bramall Learning Centre, Harrogate, HG3 1QB.

10.00am - 1.00pm to be held in the Wolfson Room.     

Speaker TBA

Topic TBA

 

  

Saturday and Sunday

1st/2nd

August 

2020

'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 three free talks during the weekend  open to the public and Society members- See Orchids for everyone weekend page for details of talks.

 Sunday

27th Sept

2020

Meeting at Harlow Carr, in the Bramall Learning Centre, Harrogate, HG3 1QB.

10.00am - 1.00pm to be held in the Jubilee Room.     

Speaker TBA

Topic TBA

 

Sunday

25th Oct

2020

Meeting at Harlow Carr, in the Bramall Learning Centre, Harrogate, HG3 1QB.

10.00am - 1.00pm to be held in the Wolfson Room.       

Topic TBA

Speaker TBA

Sunday

29th Nov 2020

Meeting at Harlow Carr, in the Bramall Learning Centre, Harrogate, HG3 1QB.

10.00am - 1.00pm to be held in the Wolfson Room.      

Topic TBA

Speaker TBA

     No meetings in December
     
     
     

 

Annual Orchid Show

 

 

 

 

Shows Harrogate Orchid Society will be exhibiting at in 2020

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 2020

Sun 1st

 Mar

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

10.00am-4.00pm 

Sun 29th Mar North East of England Orchid Show, Bowburn Community Cenre, Co Durham 11.00am-4.00pm
 Sat 4th    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/Sun 30th/31st

 May

BOC Congress hosted by the North of England Orchid Society at SouthportTheatre & Conference Centre, Southport. 

Fri-Sun 12th/14th

Jun

Three Counties Agricultural Show Malvern. As last year this event hosts the International Orchid Show.

WR13 6NW.

 

Sat/Sun 1st/2nd

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 6th

Sept

Durham City Orchid Show 2nd September.

Darlington & District Orchid Society show.

 

Show location Josephine Butler College Durham

Postcode DH1 3DF

 Sun 11th

 Oct

East Midlands Orchid Show, Lowdham Village Hall, Main Street, Lowdham. NG14 7BD.10.00am until 16.00pm 

     

Location of shows will be given in the newsletter

 

 

 

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