The Society publishes a full-colour Journal quarterly, which is available only to its members. All articles are fully illustrated and subjects include news from around the world, cultivation advice for both beginners and experienced growers, book reviews, reports from orchid events, stories of orchid hunting and orchid-related recommendations and advertisement.
Samples of our Journals are available to download from the home page
Join us every first Saturday of the month and immerse yourself in knowledge presented by specialists in orchid related topics.
Get to know fellow enthusiasts, exchange plants and experience.
Bring your flowering plants to take part in the table show, and learn more about your plant and the BOC Judging system
Win plants donated by members in our Orchid Raffle
All of this accompanied by a cup of coffee and a snack.
Exclusive or discounted access to shows and events
Discover exciting festivals, events, and shows throughout the year at various locations across the whole country.
Tips and growing advice
Develop your skills and improve your growing culture.
Bring your plants to one of the meetings for advice on the spot or join our online forum to discuss issues with fellow members.
Participate in monthly Table Show
Bring your plants to the meeting or display them online. Participate in this traditional horticultural competition and show off your best plants.
Our qualified judges will look at your plants and score them based on the bloom number and shape, general health and size etc.
Based on your yearly scores you have a chance to shine in front of the fellow members and receive a trophy during the Annual General Meeting.
Access our library
Browse through our online list of available books or speak directly to the librarians. Our extensive library will have a book or magazine for everyone, whether you want to read something about basic orchid care or in-depth scientific research about particular species.
Chance to publish your own articles
Interested in writing, or simply want to share you experience or research? Becoming a member enables you to write articles and publish them in our Journal.
Join the Annual OSGB Auction
Take part in the annual auction which is always full of bargains and rarities.
Are you a wise bidder or just want that particular orchid at any price?
With Brexit done, CITES, phytosanitary certificates and customs agencies charges will be costly, so inside trading at the OSGB is a must.
Fine orchids at reasonable prices are just waiting for your bid!