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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

Our show!

We chose the right weekend to hold our annual show. It was a Saturday sandwiched between two really cold ones! We had a very successful day with a rush of admissions on opening lasting until early afternoon before we could draw breath. There were many interested... read more

November Table Winner

Bill Haldane presented this unusual Dendrochilum arachnites. It is commonly called the Spider Dendrochilum because its flowers are more spidery than other types. Plants can be grown from cool to warm temperatures in medium light. They like to be potted in fine bark... read more

September Table Winner

There were no plants in the Novice section this meeting but Paul Eaton celebrated his promotion to “expert” status by being one half of a draw with Bill Haldane. Paul exhibited a pretty yellow Masdevallia hybrid. Paul does well with this genera and has... read more

New members always welcome


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