Orchid Study Group Programme of Events 2017 and 2018

Please note that this is a provisional programme and subject to change. Unless otherwise stated, all events will be held at The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, nr. Carmarthen, either in Principality House (PH) or the Water Discovery Lab (WDL). If you intend travelling any distance, please contact us in advance to confirm arrangements (01639 843314). Events, other than trips, commence at 11.00am.

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ORCHID STUDY GROUP PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2018

Please note that this is a provisional programme and subject to change. Unless otherwise stated, all events will be held at The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, nr. Carmarthen, either in Principality House (PH) or the Water Discovery Lab (WDL). If you intend travelling any distance, please contact us in advance to confirm arrangements (01639 843314). Events, other than trips, unless stated otherwise, commence at 11.00 am.

Saturday, January 20th 2018 –  Illustrated talk: The epiphytes of Monteverde: Part 2. Nick Hinton (PH).

Saturday, February 10th 2018 –  Illustrated talk: Bulbophyllum scent – A role to attract pollinators. Archie Smith (PH).

Saturday, March 10th 2018 – Illustrated talk: Crossing orchids and sowing seed. Robin Hall (PH).

Saturday, April 14th 2018 – Illustrated talk. Paphs! Hywel Griffiths (PH).

Saturday May 19th 2018 – Illustrated talk: Orchids from seed to flowering plant. Terrestrials and Epiphytes Lynda Coles (PH).

Saturday, May 26th 2018 – Orchid Day at Dyffryn Gardens TBC.

Sunday, June 10th 2018 – Field trip to see native wild orchids at Kenfig Nature Reserve, Bridgend, to be led by Dr Roy Bailey-Wood. Meet at 2.00pm in the visitor centre. Non- members welcome. Read about it here.

Saturday, July 14th 2018Illustrated talk: The Eric Young Orchid Foundation. Dr. Richard Kellett (PH). DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THE ADVERTISED TALK HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED. The meeting on this date is for members only.

Saturday, August 11th 2018 – Practical workshop: Simple techniques for super orchid photos. Dr. Helen Millner (PH).  REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CAMERAS!

Saturday and Sunday September 1st – 2nd 2018 – Welsh Orchid Festival (Marquee).   Details now posted. 

Saturday, September 22nd 2018 – Annual General Meeting (PH).

Saturday, October 13th 2018 – Illustrated talk: Pollination mechanisms in some British orchids. Roy Bailey-Wood. (PH).

Saturday, November 17th 2018 – Illustrated talk: Penllergare revisited. Jennie Eyers (PH).

Saturday, December 2018OSG Christmas Dinner. Lynne Harrendence to confirm date, time, venue and other details nearer the date. No meeting. Meet at venue.

Please click here to see Orchid Study Group Programme of Events from previous years