Sunday 8th January 2017.
Camborne Community Centre
Hi to all members and orchid enthusiasts. A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR & SUCCESSFUL GROWING.
Our meeting on the 8th will welcome back one of our favourite speakers from Sussex - Lawrence Hobbs. He will bring along a good selection of plants for sale and in his talk will cover those beginners amongst us and also the more adventurous and experienced members and visitors. Please try and come along - come armed with any questions and Lawrence will endeavour to answer all. We also welcome any 'problem' plants (covered of course) and hope we are able to solve your queries. There will be a £3. charge for visitors which will, of course, cover refreshments. Look forward to seeing you all there.
Welcome to Our Orchid Society
We are a group of people interested in growing plants from the family Orchidaceae, commonly and collectively known as 'orchids'. Our members range from those with a few orchids on a windowsill (or more likely every windowsill!) to those with a greenhouse packed to overflowing with orchids of every hue and habit.
The orchid family, Orchidaceae, comprises around 880 genera and more than 30,000 species so it is potential source of endless pleasure and learning for the beginner and expert alike. If you have only ever seen orchids in supermarkets and garden centres then it's likely that you have seen just a handful of orchid species and hybrids that are grown by enthusiasts and collectors, and you will be amazed by the variety and splendour of the plants shown at our meetings. Yet despite their exotic looks and vibrant colours, many if not most orchids are not difficult to keep once a new members have just a basic knowledge of orchid cultivation, willingly and happily passed on by our more experienced members. Unless you are fortunate enough to view a private collection, it is unlikely that you will ever see some of the very unusual species.
We hold 8 monthly meeting on the second Sunday in January, February, March, May, June, July, September, November; April and October are our show days (again on a Sunday), August and December are a break from meetings. The venue is Camborne Community Centre on South Terrace (TR14 8SU) and we commence general meetings at 2pm until around 4.30pm depending upon content. Show times are usually 11am - 4pm.
At each monthly meeting there is a 'table show' of some of the beautiful orchids in flower that month. Members are encouraged to bring along their flowering plants to accrue points for an annual trophy. A trophy is also awarded each month for the plant with the most points at that time. This means, of course, that if you only hav e one or two plants and they happen to be in flower at the time of the meeting, it is your chance to shine.l
exhibited by Ron Lindsay
Lycaste x groganii
exhibited by Ron Lindsay
If you would like more information about the Society or you have a question about orchids please drop us a line by clicking here. We would love to hear from you and, hopefully, see you at our meetings.
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