Please note that this is a provisional programme and subject to change. Unless otherwise stated, all events will be held at Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen, Carmarthenshire. SA32 8QH.
If you intend travelling any distance, please contact us in advance to confirm arrangements (01639 843314). Events, other than trips, commence at 11.00am. Non- members are welcome to attend but there will be a charge of £3 per person, payable at the door.
Saturday, January 12th 2019 – Illustrated talk: Bumblebee conservation and introduction to their identification. Lucy Witter.
Saturday, February 16th 2019 – Orchid Cultivation – Questions and Answers. Bring along your problem orchids. All welcome.
Saturday, March 16th 2019 – Illustrated talk: Orchids on the brink of extinction. Jack Wade of Swansea University.
Saturday, April 13th 2019 – Illustrated talk. The pollination mechanisms of cloud forest orchids. Nick Hinton.
Saturday May 18th 2019 – Illustrated talk: Conserving and growing British native orchids. Dr. Wilson Wall.
June Field Trip – Date, time and venue to be confirmed nearer the time. Non-members welcome. The field trip has been postponed until July.
Saturday, July 13th 2019 – Illustrated talk: Growing orchids in terraria. Dr. Helen Millner.
Thursday July 18th 2019 – Field trip to Kenfig Reserve led by Dr Roy Bailey-Wood .. meet at the Visitor centre at 2.00pm. Mainly to see Epipactis palustris, which is abundant at Kenfig, and also the more attractive form var. ochroleuca but the occurrence of this can be variable.
Everyone is welcome to join this field trip, although there will be a charge of £3 for non-OSG Members
Saturday, August 17th 2019 – OSG Update – members only.
Saturday August 31st – September 1st 2019 -Welsh Orchid Festival details here
Saturday, September 21st 2019 – Annual General Meeting.
Saturday, October 19th 2019 – Illustrated talk: Conservation of Colombian orchids. Phil Seaton.
Saturday, November 16th 2019 – Illustrated talk: A year in my orchid greenhouse. Archie Smith.
Saturday, December 2019 – OSG Christmas Dinner. Lynne Harrendence to confirm date, time, venue and other details nearer the date. No meeting. Meet at venue.