Programme of Events for 2023/4

We provide members with a varied programme of events throughout the year which includes talks by experts, practical sessions as well as more informal gatherings to simply meet other people who are passionate about orchids. We welcome suggestions for future meetings. For full information on where we meet, including directions, see our Meetings page.

Please note that this programme may be subject to change. If you intend to travel any distance to one of our meetings, please contact us in advance to confirm arrangements. For Edinburgh meetings contact Robert Jones (0131 445 2745) and for Glasgow meetings contact Alan Mackenzie (07802 796789). Alternatively email us at or use the Contact Us page.

It is appreciate that not everybody is not able to travel to Edinburgh or Glasgow so in addition to the events below, we hold regular on-line meetings via Zoom details of which are sent out to members by email.

We also exhibit at other orchid shows throughout the UK and any that we are attending are highlighted. This is a good way of raising the profile of the Society as well as meeting other like minded enthusiasts.

Date & TimeLocationTopicSpeaker
Sunday 8th January 2023
GlasgowHow to grow epiphytic orchids the natural way
A practical session on mounting orchids
Christine Nicholson
Sunday 19th February 2023
GlasgowAn Introduction to FÅ«Kiran
Repotting Japanese Orchids
Riccardo Senesi
Sunday 12th March 2023
GlasgowAn Introduction to orchid repotting
A practical session
Peter Timoney
Sunday 26th March 2023
11:00am – 4:00pm
Co. Durham
North East of England Orchid Society
Annual Show
Sunday 2nd April 2023
GlasgowThe RHS Wisley Orchid ShowAlan Mackenzie
Thursday 27th April 2023
EdinburghFrom the Four Corners to Bowburn
The recent North East of England Orchid Society’s Annual Show
Robert Jones
Sunday 7th May 2023
GlasgowPlanning for the Orchid Fair?
Saturday 13th May 2023
10:00am – 5:00pm
GlasgowBotanic Gardens Orchid Fair
Sunday 14th May 2023
10:00am – 5:00pm
GlasgowBotanic Gardens Orchid Fair
Thursday 25th May 2023
EdinburghDendrobium cucumerinum
Habit and cultural observations on this Australian miniature orchid
Owen Sengstock
Sunday 11th June 2023
GlasgowA Guided Tour Behind the Scenes of
the Orchid Collection at Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Christine Nicholson
Thursday 16th June 2023
to Sunday 18th June 2023
Malvern International Orchid Show
For website click here
Saturday 24th June 2023
Mugdock Country Park
Milngavie G62 8EL
Orchid Field TripGuided by David Menzies
Thursday 29th June 2023
EdinburghThe 2023 Malvern International Orchid Show Robert Jones
Saturday 1st July 2023Near PerthField Trip to see Dave and Jean Trudgill’s Orchid Meadow
Saturday 8th July 2023Barton
North of England Orchid Society
Annual Show
Thursday 27th July 2023
EdinburghA Few Weekends in the Bush – some interesting finds in South East QueenslandOwen Sengstock
Saturday 19th August 2023
& Sunday 20th August 2023
AyrAyr & District Flower Show
Ayr Racecourse
For website click here
Thursday 31st August 2023
EdinburghAmongst the Blooms at the Ayr Flower ShowRobert Jones
Sunday 3rd September 2023
10:00am – 4:00pm
DurhamDurham City Orchid Show
Josephine Baker Collage – Durham University
Sunday 10th September 2023
GlasgowNew Member Welcome and looking to the future
Thursday 28th September 2023
EdinburghThe Cattleya Tribe – a closer lookDavid Menzies
Sunday 15th October 2023
Glasgowtbc – Please note change of date
Thursday 26th October 2023
Sunday 12th November 2023
Thursday 30th November 2023
EdinburghSeasonal fun night?
Sunday 10th December 2023
GlasgowChristmas quiz and table display
Saturday 11th May 2024
10:00am – 5:00pm
GlasgowBotanic Gardens Orchid Fair
Sunday 12th May 2024
10:00am – 5:00pm
GlasgowBotanic Gardens Orchid Fair

Zoom Meetings

In addition to the events listed above, we hold regular online meetings for members via ZOOM throughout the year. They are usually held monthly on various days starting at 7:30pm. You can join the meeting from 7:15pm onwards. Details of how to log on are sent by email to members.

Last modified: 22 September 2023 @ 9:37 AM
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