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.
18th March 2020
Given the present situation in the UK concerning the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, and in view of the Government’s recommendations, the committee of the Orchid Study Group has decided to postpone all scheduled talks, demonstrations and field-trips, including the planned Orchid Day, for the foreseeable future. This situation will be reviewed in July. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us for updates via the OSG website e-mail addresses, but above all, keep safe.
ORCHID STUDY GROUP PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2020
Please note that this is a provisional programme and subject to change. Unless otherwise stated, all events will be held at Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen, Carmarthen SA32 8QH. If you intend travelling any distance, please contact us in advance to confirm arrangements (01269 498002). Events, other than trips, unless stated otherwise, commence at 11.00 am.
Saturday, January 11th 2020 – Talk and demonstration: Knowing your bulbs from your pseudobulbs – basic plant morphology for orchid growers and gardeners. Dr. Kevin L. Davies.
Saturday, February 15th 2020 – Orchid Growers’ Questions and Answers.
Saturday, March 14th 2020 – Illustrated talk:
Researching orchid crime in Vietnam. Leigh-Anne Bullough.
Owing to her recent visit to Rome and fears for Coronavirus, Leigh-Anne won’t be speaking at our next meeting, but, instead, Dr. Kevin L. Davies will deliver the postponed talk that was originally scheduled for January.
Saturday, April 18th 2020 ––
Illustrated talk: Paphiopedilum culture. Chris Reid.
Kevin Wigley, our Orchid of the Month author , will also be present with orchids for sale.
Saturday May 16th 2020 –
Orchid Day at Aberglasney.
June Field Trip –
Date, time and venue to be confirmed nearer the time. Non-members welcome.
Saturday, July 11th 2020 –
Illustrated talk: Cracking Coelogynes. Archie Smith.
Saturday, August 15th 2020 –
Illustrated talk: New Horizons in Orchids. Andrew Bannister.
The Committee of the Orchid Study Group has unanimously decided to cancel this year’s Welsh Orchid Festival. We have waited until now in the hope that the Covid -19 situation might have improved. Given the ongoing nature of this pandemic and the threat it still poses to us all, we consider it prudent to postpone matters until next year. We will post any future announcements concerning the Festival here, once it is safe to go ahead.
In the meantime,
Keep safe and Keep well.
Saturday September 5th – September 6th 2020
Welsh Orchid Festival.
Saturday, September 19th 2020 –
Annual General Meeting.
Saturday, October 17th 2020 –
Illustrated talk: An orchid-studded career in horticulture.
Saturday, November 14th 2020 –
Illustrated talk: Pollination mechanisms in some British orchids. Dr. Roy Bailey-Wood.
Saturday, December 2020 – OSG Christmas Dinner. Lynne Harrendence to confirm date, time, venue and other details nearer the date. No meeting. Meet at venue.