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A society of orchid enthusiasts based in Suffolk, UK
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About Suffolk Orchid Society

The Suffolk Orchid Society was founded on September 5th 1981 when 10 growers met at the Oddfellows Hall in Ipswich and is still going strong today. The membership was at first very small with sometimes only ten or a dozen attending for meetings. Thanks in part to the Society putting on displays at garden centres and flower shows the membership gradually increased to its present level.

What we do

We hold regular meetings with different themes, hold monthly competitions for best growers, as well as hosting and attending a number of annual events to showcase orchids from our society.

Monthly Meetings

 

Our meetings are normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. We do not have meetings in July, August or December. Meetings start at 7.30pm. Please refer to the “Events” section of this website for up to date information.

The venue is St Michaels Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham, IP5 3PL.

You can find it next to the small shopping centre and the Douglas Bader pub where there is ample parking. It is a large modern church hall with good facilities. For those hard of hearing we encourage our speakers to use our PA system. At each meeting we normally have an outside speaker who gives a talk, often illustrated, lasting about an hour followed by questions. Some bring orchid plants for sale. Refreshments follow and a raffle is drawn.

We pride ourselves in giving new members a friendly welcome.

Events

 

We began showing our plants in the mid-eighties at the Ipswich Flower Show. Today, we mount an annual stand at the Suffolk Show which is always a great success. We hold a very successful show in March/April to promote the society. It includes a display of members’ plants, repotting demonstrations, advice on how to care for your orchids, homemade refreshments and the opportunity to buy plants from invite growers.

Latest News

Updates from our latest events and meetings

More from Bill Haldane

More from Bill Haldane

Epidendrum purum Epidendrum purum is from Ecuador. Bill first saw this some years ago when his group was travelling along a valley floor planted with commercialfruit trees. They all seemed to be in flower but when they got closer it could be seen that each tree was...

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Bill Gardiner’s Latest Beauties

Bill Gardiner’s Latest Beauties

Here are some of Bill's superbly grown plants. The pictures aren't bad either ! (Remember to hover over or click on the photos to see what the plants are.)  

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Andy Gissing’s Latest Beauties

Andy Gissing’s Latest Beauties

Here are pictures and information about some of Andy’s plants that are currently or have recently been in flower.    The Epidendrum medusae was purchased during the spring as a small plant and then mounted on bark which it has really taken to with roots wrapped...

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