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November 2023 monthly meeting

Our meeting on 29-Nov-23 was our annual social evening; members brought food and drink to share. Many thanks to those who risked their plants in the cold weather to populate the display tables. John Beavan won the Novices table with his Aliceara (formerly Belleara)...

October 2023 monthly meeting

Andrew Bannister of Orchid Alchemy came to our meeting on 25-Oct-23 to give us a talk entitled 'Tropical Orchids Without Heat', aimed at both new and established orchid growers. In a wide-ranging presentation, he contrasted the circumstances facing orchid growers...

OSEA Autumn Show 22-Oct-23

The Society contributed a stand to the Orchid Society of East Anglia Autumn Show on 22-Oct-23. Thanks to Bill, Carol, Andy and David for contributing their fine plants to the display, and to Bill, David and Andy for setting it up.

September 2023 monthly meeting

On 27-Sep-23 we held our first monthly meeting of the new season, and subscriptions were due. We are contributing a stand to the Orchid Society of East Anglia Autumn Show on 22-Oct-23 - can members please provide any orchids that they have in flower at the time...

June 2023 monthly meeting

Our meeting on June 28 2023 included our AGM and a slideshow of orchid photos taken by the late Denis Pilcher. Paul Atkin was presented with the BOC Trophy for Best in Show at our Spring Show, and Bill Gardiner was awarded the David Barton Trophy for Best Plant on our...

May 2023 monthly meeting and Suffolk Show

There were no display tables at our May 2023 meeting, as we had all taken our plants in flower to the Suffolk Showground the previous evening to contribute to the set-up of our stand there. And it was well worth it - the stand was awarded a 'Large Gold'!  Here's a...

April 2023 monthly meeting

Phil Gould was our guest at our April meeting, to give us a talk entitled 'The Cambridge Connection' - covering his involvement in caring for the orchid collection at the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens (CBG). In a wide-ranging presentation beset with technical...

March 2023 monthly meeting

Simon Tarrant visited us this month to give a talk entitled 'Orchids of Estonia'.  Simon visited Estonia in 2010 and has subsequently (in 2017 and 2022) taken groups there, orchid-spotting with the help of local guides.  There are up to 31 species of orchids per...

Suffolk Orchid Society Annual Show – 11 March 2023

Our annual Show on 11 March 2023 was a great success, with credit and thanks due to everyone who helped by publicising the event, bringing their plants in flower, setting up the display, admitting and caring for our visitors, providing refreshments, running the...

February 2023 monthly meeting

The guest speaker at our February meeting was Malcolm Moodie, who gave us a talk entitled 'Feeding Orchids: Feast or Famine?'  as well as bringing some of his own orchids for sale. In a well structured and articulate presentation based on his 30-35 years of practical...

November 2023 monthly meeting

Our meeting on 29-Nov-23 was our annual social evening; members brought food and drink to share. Many thanks to those who risked their plants in the cold weather to populate the display tables. John Beavan won the Novices table with his Aliceara (formerly Belleara)...

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October 2023 monthly meeting

Andrew Bannister of Orchid Alchemy came to our meeting on 25-Oct-23 to give us a talk entitled 'Tropical Orchids Without Heat', aimed at both new and established orchid growers. In a wide-ranging presentation, he contrasted the circumstances facing orchid growers...

read more

OSEA Autumn Show 22-Oct-23

The Society contributed a stand to the Orchid Society of East Anglia Autumn Show on 22-Oct-23. Thanks to Bill, Carol, Andy and David for contributing their fine plants to the display, and to Bill, David and Andy for setting it up.

read more

September 2023 monthly meeting

On 27-Sep-23 we held our first monthly meeting of the new season, and subscriptions were due. We are contributing a stand to the Orchid Society of East Anglia Autumn Show on 22-Oct-23 - can members please provide any orchids that they have in flower at the time...

read more

June 2023 monthly meeting

Our meeting on June 28 2023 included our AGM and a slideshow of orchid photos taken by the late Denis Pilcher. Paul Atkin was presented with the BOC Trophy for Best in Show at our Spring Show, and Bill Gardiner was awarded the David Barton Trophy for Best Plant on our...

read more

May 2023 monthly meeting and Suffolk Show

There were no display tables at our May 2023 meeting, as we had all taken our plants in flower to the Suffolk Showground the previous evening to contribute to the set-up of our stand there. And it was well worth it - the stand was awarded a 'Large Gold'!  Here's a...

read more

April 2023 monthly meeting

Phil Gould was our guest at our April meeting, to give us a talk entitled 'The Cambridge Connection' - covering his involvement in caring for the orchid collection at the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens (CBG). In a wide-ranging presentation beset with technical...

read more

March 2023 monthly meeting

Simon Tarrant visited us this month to give a talk entitled 'Orchids of Estonia'.  Simon visited Estonia in 2010 and has subsequently (in 2017 and 2022) taken groups there, orchid-spotting with the help of local guides.  There are up to 31 species of orchids per...

read more

Suffolk Orchid Society Annual Show – 11 March 2023

Our annual Show on 11 March 2023 was a great success, with credit and thanks due to everyone who helped by publicising the event, bringing their plants in flower, setting up the display, admitting and caring for our visitors, providing refreshments, running the...

read more

February 2023 monthly meeting

The guest speaker at our February meeting was Malcolm Moodie, who gave us a talk entitled 'Feeding Orchids: Feast or Famine?'  as well as bringing some of his own orchids for sale. In a well structured and articulate presentation based on his 30-35 years of practical...

read more

January 2023 monthly meeting

Our January meeting featured Bill Gardiner and other experienced orchid growers in the Society giving advice to members in respect of poorly or problem orchids that they brought in for inspection.  We also admired Andy Gissing's Angraecum sesquidipale (Darwin's...

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November 2022 monthly meeting

This was our annual social evening, sadly depleted by Covid and traffic problems.  Nevertheless, 18 members+partners managed to attend and brought a generous spread of food and drink.  We haven't previously had a guest speaker at our social evenings, but this time we...

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