RHS London Orchid Show, 1st and 2nd April 2016

Tue, Feb 23 2016 05:15
The RHS London Orchid Show will take place on 1st and  2nd April (preview 31st March) in conjunction with the RHS London Spring Plant Extravaganza.  For tickets and details of exhibitors please visit the RHS website: www.rhs.org.uk

The Orchid Show will be held in the Lindley Hall (Spring Plant Extravaganza in the Lawrence Hall).
 It is hoped orchid exhibitors in the Lindley Hall will include:

Akerne Orchids
A family owned business and the only Belgian nursery specialising in botanical orchids.  www.akerne-orchids.com, +32 (0)3 651 40 36

Aldo Airplant
Airplants and garden orchids.

Burnham Nurseries
A wide range of seasonal showy orchids on a similar theme to last year, displayed in a banked style for colour and impact. www.orchids.uk.com

Chantelle Orchids
A wide range of species and hybrids. www.chantelle-orchids.com, 02477 040337

Ecuagenera Cia Ltda.
A range of mainly South American species orchids, with some hybrids. 01494 863224

Just Airplants
A contemporary display of Tillandsia. 01183 243949, www.justairplants.com

KJ Orchids A large variety of mainly rare and interesting species, with some unusual hybrids. www.kj-orchids.com

Laneside Hardy Orchids specialist hardy orchid nursery in the UK with a range of over 200 species and hybrids. www.lanesidehardyorchids.co.uk, 01995 605537

Laurence Hobbs
Orchids are displaying a range of exotic orchids. www.laurencehobbsorchids.co.uk, 01342 715142

RHS Shop
Selling gardening and gift products.

Lea Valley Orchid Society
A group with members who have a wide range of experience, displaying amateur grown orchids. www.leavalleyorchidsociety.com, 01992 550897

Nüdlinger Orchideenladen
Orchids from South America and Asia. www.orchideen-beck.de

The Orchid Review
The RHS journal dedicated to the celebration and deeper understanding of orchids. Browse the current issue, and back issues, of the world’s oldest, most respected orchid journal. www.rhs.org.uk/orchidreview

Orchid Society of Great Britain
Furthering the knowledge, and conservation, of the natural habitat of orchidaceous plants by encouraging the cultivation of these plants. The display will feature orchids in a naturalistic setting with educational elements. www.osgb.org.uk

Orchideen Kopf
Specialists in orchid miniatures. www.kopf-orchideen.de

Andean and Amazon orchids, in a setting resembling their natural habitats. www.peruflora.net

RHS Curatorial
Displaying some of the highlights of RHS Garden Wisley’s orchid collection. www.rhs.org.uk/Wisley

Roellke Orchideenzuch
A family run business for 40 years, specialising in orchids and orchid sundries. Species from all over the world, mostly grown from seed in their own laboratory. www.roellke-orchideen.de

Tendance Orchidee
Real orchid flowers transformed into jewellery. www.tendance-orchidee.com

Vacherot & Lecoufle
Orchid company founded in 1886, still run by the same family and located in a South East suburb of Paris. Specialists in decorative, highly selected orchid hybrids. www.lorchidee.fr

Writhlington School Orchid Project
Combines specimen plants and diverse species grown by the pupils of Writhlington School in the context of natural habitats and supported by information about orchid conservation in Rwanda carried out over the past 12 months by Writhlington pupils. www.wsbeorchids.org

Talks take place in the annexe of the Lindley Hall

Friday 1 April
11am    Growing a Mixed Collection - Jacob Coles, Writhlington School
12pm    The Wisley Collection - David McLaughlin, RHS Horticulturalist
2pm      Orchids At Home - Helen Millner, RHS Gold Medal winning exhibitor
3pm      Add the Wow to your Garden by Growing Hardy Orchids - Jeff Hutchins, Laneside Hardy Orchids
4pm      Facts About Orchids Worthwhile to Know - Frank Rollke, Rollke Orchideen

Saturday 2 April 
11am   Orchid Care - Peter White, Orchids by Peter White
12pm   Practical Guide to Orchids for Beginners - Laurence Hobbs, Laurence Hobbs Orchids
2pm     Growing Easy Orchids in the Home - Sara Rittershausen, Burnham Nurseries