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Free Orchid shows.

Every month we hold a free orchid show; either near Preston, Manchester or Warrington.

New members are always welcome, but our normal monthly shows are free to all, come along and take a look at your local orchid society.

See our orchid show page

Orchid Paintings

Orchid Paintings

historical paintings

 The above are just two images of the many Historical Paintings of Orchids awarded at our shows from the turn of the century through to the Second World War.

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The RHS Flower Show
Tatton Park

July 18th to 22nd 2018
Come along and meet us in the Society Marquee, free helpful advice and orchid potting demonstrations; we can supply you with  top quality approved orchid compost.

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The Society once again has taken a Gold Medal as in last years event, along with the coveted trophy for Best display in the Marquee.

2015 results
Our display in 2015 year created in association with the OSGB and took Gold, as well as the coveted Holford Medal for a slideshow of it please click here

You can buy books in complete confidence through this web page, all billing transactions are handled through approved secure servers, whether you order is for books or anything else,  you can find and buy Orchid Books in General or Orchid Books by Species  both new or second hand, perhaps a hard to find collectors item; and Amazon have lots of other Books, DVD Computer & Video Games, Home & Garden, Kitchen & Housewares, Music, Sports & Leisure, Tools & Hardware, Toys & Games and much more, often the price you pay will be an absolute bargain.

Visit The North of England Orchid Society Amazon Bookstore for more orchid books

Good Cheap reference book for orchid beginners
The Orchid Expert
The Orchid Expert (Paperback) by D.G. Hessayon (Author)

This easily affordable book is a must for the orchid amateur, contains everything you need to know to get you started priced at around £5.00
Discovering New World Orchids
Dr. Henry Oakeley  is a world class expert on these fascinating orchids for the more advanced grower.
Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa:
The Essential Guide
Priced guide £50 British pounds ($100 US dollars), plus postage and packing
Lycaste Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide


Newly Published. Only available from Steve Manning. For more information

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One of our Gold Medal RHS Displays

For many years we created Gold Medal Winning Displays at the RHS Show Tatton Park....

Large Annual Orchid Show

Each year our Annual Show brings one of the largest orchid events to the North of England, Held in the Tenants Hall at Tatton Park....

World's Oldest Orchid Society?

Established in 1897, we have been giving awards to orchids since the turn of the Century, this is an image of one of the early orchid paintings, from which our badge is derived....

Catesatum pilateum

There are over 35000 species of orchid, here is one of the more unusual from the tropics, often seen at our monthly shows....

Laelia purpurata

This showy species makes a change from the usual Phalaenopsis Orchids found in the supermarkets; many specialist growers attend our shows....


Another species of orchid prized by the enthusiastic grower, these plants can be quite large, and are very showy...

Ophrys - The Bee Orchid

At each of our monthly shows, you will see (at the right time of the year) some fine specimens of terrestrial orchids from the temperate zones....

Dendrobium thrysiflorum

For sheer flower power you cannot beat some of the orchid species which may carry over a thousand blooms....

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