Edinburgh Branch






Orchids occupy almost every conceivable type of habitat except the ocean and represent one of the largest families of flowering plants in the world. This fascinating plant family is so large you will be able to find varieties to suit your growing conditions. Many orchids make wonderful house plants and some remain in flower over a long period of time.

Our members range from beginners to enthusiasts with many years experience. Some grow their plants successfully on their windowsills at home and others may cultivate a larger collection in a greenhouse or conservatory.

We offer you a varied and interesting programme of events. Experienced growers will deliver presentations about orchid growing that will inform, inspire and entertain you. We also have sessions where you will learn about basic cultivation and watering techniques, repotting methods and pest and disease control. Experienced members are always happy to give you advice. Our meetings are friendly informal occasions with time for socialising, sharing growing tips, receiving advice from other members and enjoying tea or coffee and cake. The monthly raffle often offers flowering orchid plants as prizes.

Before every meeting you will receive a copy of our very informative Edinburgh Newsletter which will give you detailed information about the guest speaker at the next meeting, the programme of events, growing tips and other information about orchid related issues in the local area.

Annual Single membership is £15 and Double membership (two people living at the same address) is £25.

All levels of expertise are welcome and attendance at your first meeting is free.

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2018 - 2109 Programme

Thursday 27th September 2018

Wild Scottish Orchids in a Meadow at Clunie, Blairgowrie

Dave Trudgill

Thursday 25th October 2018

Developing an Orchid Collection

Rosemary Butterfield
An orchid enthusiast

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Please note change of date

Orchids - A Singular Passion

David Menzies
Former curator of Orchid Collection at Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Thursday 13th December 2018

Christmas Social

Thursday 31st January 2019

Cultivating Pleiones

Annelie Banks
An experienced Pleione grower

Thursday 28th February 2019

Orchids My Way

Drew Anderson
An experienced orchid grower

Thursday 28th March 2019

A Practical Guide - A Question and Answer Session

Peter Timoney
International orchid judge and former orchid grower for the late Earl of Mansfield

Thursday 25th April 2019

Repotting orchids - Hands-on learning experience for the members

Thursday 30th May 2019

A Visit to the National Orchid Garden at Singapore Botanical Gardens and Gardens by the Bay - Singapore's Garden of Wonder

Muriel & Brian Horsburgh
Acting Chairwoman and Treasurer

Thursday 27th June 2019

Annual General Meeting

Easily reached by car or public transport with parking available on site

We are a group of orchid lovers who meet in the comfort of Dobbies Garden Centre at 7:00pm on the last Thursday of the month, with the exception of July and August.

Dobbies Garden Centre
Melville Nursery


EH18 1AZ

For Information


Maggie Purves
07583 122738