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Sat, 11 Feb


Zoom & In-Person

The Mathers Foundation In-Person Visit & Zoom Tour Exclusive in-person & Zoom visit to the Mathers Foundation's Orchid Collection. 10 in-person visitors; book your place now! This OSGB tour will also be broadcast live via Zoom.

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The Mathers Foundation In-Person Visit & Zoom Tour
The Mathers Foundation In-Person Visit & Zoom Tour

Time & Location

11 Feb 2023, 11:00 GMT

Zoom & In-Person


About the Event

Book your place for the in-person visit to the Mathers Foundation, by visiting the Event Brite Page here:

This exclusive event has been organised for the Orchid Society of Great Britain to offer OSGB members an opportunity to see the collection in person whilst the tour itself will be broadcast on Zoom at 11am.

The format of the morning will be:

10 am Arrival and refreshments and the opportunity to take photographs

11 am Guided Tour by Jim Durrant and David Mathers on Zoom

1130am Questions from audience and visitors.

Members will enjoy a guided tour of the glasshouses which house over 4,000 cool growing orchids from around the world.

During the tour, you will:

Explore the different areas of the site including the Oncidium, Miltoniopsis, Cymbidium and Pleione houses with with ample opportunities to take photographs

Discover the wonderful variety of species and hybrids within the National Collection of Oncidiums and hear about how they are cultivated

Delve into the fascinating history of some of the older hybrids whilst hearing about the way new hybrids are being made

Observe the state of the art greenhouse technology and learn about how this enables the collection to thrive.

Located in Pulborough, West Sussex, The Mathers Foundation was established in 2019 to preserve and develop substantial collections of orchid species and hybrids, supporting both ex situ and in situ conservation. It currently holds the National Plant Collection of oncidiums with over 1,000 different species and hybrids together with Ian Butterfields' unique Pleione collection.

The Mathers Foundation is a not-for-profit charity and all tour proceeds are reinvested to support the collection. Any additional donations towards our sponsorship of La Reserva Orquídeas an orchid reserve and wildlife refuge in Colombia would be very welcome.

Parking is available on site and details of how to reach the nursery in Pulborough, West Sussex will be forwarded to attendees prior to the event.

Due to the nature of this event being a Zoom tour tickets for visitors are limited to 10 people and entrance is by ticketholders only. The event will be filmed and photographs may also be taken which may be used for marketing. If you prefer not to be included in the filming please let us know. To book your place on the in-person tour, please click here.

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