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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

The meetings have always been held during the September to May period and it is only in recent years that we have had enough growers and therefore plants to stage a show of our own, usually in March.


We began showing our plants in the mid-eighties at the Ipswich Flower Show. Today, we mount a stand at the Suffolk Show which is always a great success and has become an annual event.

Latest News

Updates from our latest events and meetings

British Orchid Council Congress in Norwich

On the weekend of 5th and 6th November 2016 we put on a magnificent display of our members orchids. The two Bills, Angela and Aubrey went up on the Friday afternoon to assemble it. It looked great! It looked even better the following day when several plants were... read more

September Table Winners

This month’s novice table winners were the Tweeds who presented a beautiful, spotted Vanda hybrid which they bought from Laurence a couple of years ago. They tried growing it in a glass vase without success before resorting to planting it in a bark in a pot.... read more

Garden Party

Grazyna and Jonathan made us very welcome at their house on the afternoon of 23rd July. Fortunately the sun continued shining from the previous week’s record temperatures! All those who were there were able to shelter under the parasol, gazebo or one of the many... read more

New members always welcome


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