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.
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.
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.
We began showing our plants in the mid-
Updates from our latest events and meetings
Get in touch to find out more about membership, information about a meeting or event or simply to speak about Orchids