Our Annual Show

Table Display Winners

BOC Photographic Competition entries


North East of England orchid society


We hope to hold 11 meetings in 2023 on the last Tuesday of each month. Please note the start times as we are trying 2.00--4.00pm meetings from October-March and 7.15pm from April - September with no meeting in August.  Members will be informed of any other changes through the monthly newsletter or check the website.


JANUARY 31st  2:00pm Chris Barker - A visit to the UK’s largest commercial nursery-Double H

A fully illustrated talk by an excellent photographer and experienced speaker.

FEBRUARY 28th 2.00pm Preparing for our show

We must put on a good show and everyone should be willing to help make it a success. An extended table talk will folllow so bring your plants and any that need advice on preparing for the show.


March 28th  2:00pm Ray Drew - Cypripediums A ZOOM presentation by an alpine and Orchid expert who is an RHS judge and expert grower.

APRIL 25th 7:15pm Award of Trophies night

We hope winners will share their method of growing their winning plants with the other members.

MAY 30th 7:15pm Dick Hartley PowerPoint presentation on Stanhopea  

This evening Beth will be showing the slides on culture and speices and hybrids and related genera put together by Dick Hartley, the holder of the Nathional Stanhopea collection ,with contributions from other members who successfully grow them.

JUNE 27th 7:15pm TBC

JULY 25th  7:15pm TBC

AUGUST 5th Mini-bus trip to Harlow Carr TBC

Harrogate Orchid Society display and Burham Nurseries will be at Harlow Carr RHS gardens and a trip is planned to visit between £10-£12 per person if we fill the mini-bus.  Gardens entry is free for the society members Please let Michele know if you wish to go and how many in your party as we hope to fill the 16 seater mini-bus to keep the cost this low.

There is no August meeting since so many members are unavailable

SEPTEMBER 26th 7:15pm Simon Tarrant -Orchids of Estonia

Simon is member of the Hardy Orchid Society and has travelled many times to Estonia and is an enthusiastic photographer and speaker about the variety of native orchids he has found.

OCTOBER 31st 2:00pm AGM

NOVEMBER 28th 2:00pm TBC


DECEMBER 12th Christmas Sharing Lunch and Quiz  New time of 12.30pm

Always a fun social evening with a quiz , good food brought by members to share, and a free raffle.