Orchid Study Group Programme of Events 2016 and 2017

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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Saturday, January 21st 2017 –  Illustrated talk: My top twenty orchids: orchids in cultivation and the wild. Simon Pugh-Jones of Writhlington School (PH).

Saturday, February 11th 2017 –– Illustrated talk: Some aspects of orchid history: a review. Dino Zelenika (PH).

Saturday, March 11th 2017Practical session: Dissection of the Phalaenopsis flower. Dr. Helen Millner (WDL).  IMPORTANT – PLEASE ARRIVE FOR A 10.30 am START

Saturday, April 8th 2017 – Illustrated talk. Orchid hunting in Sumatra. Trey Sanders (PH).

Saturday May 13th 2017 – Illustrated talk: The epiphytes of Monteverde. Nick Hinton (PH).

Saturday, May 20th – Orchid Day at Dyffryn Gardens.

Saturday, June 2017 – Field trip. Date, time and venue to be confirmed nearer the time. Non-members welcome.

Saturday, July 15th 2017 – Illustrated talk: Extreme methods of orchid culture. Malcolm Perry (PH).

Saturday, August 12th 2017 – Illustrated talk: The King Charles I School Orchid Project. Philip Seaton (PH).

Saturday and Sunday September 2nd – 3rd 2017 – Welsh Orchid Festival (Marquee).  details here

Saturday, September 16th 2017 – Annual General Meeting (PH).

Saturday, October 14th 2017 Constructing an epiphyte tree: a practical demonstration. Nick Hinton (PH).

Saturday, November 18th 2017Orchid Gardeners’ Question Time.  Various participants. Have your orchid questions answered and exchange your surplus plants (PH).

Saturday, December  2017OSG Christmas Dinner. Lynne Harrendence to confirm 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