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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.

Events

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

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

June Table Winner

This well grown plant of Neofinetia falcata, belonging to Bill Haldane, won the June experts table display. (There was no novice exhibit this month.) Bill grows it hanging as high as possible in the coolest part of the warm house. Like vandas, it likes free draining... read more

Woodbridge Flower Show

On 1st July Steve, myself and my husband attended the Woodbridge Horticultural Society’s Flower Show. Although we had a smaller table than last year we had a variety of different orchid types. We had several queries about plants on the table and hopefully encouraged a... read more

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