Tatton Park Orchid Show 2018

Tatton Park Flower Show is now well known, but did you know that for decades Tatton Park has been the setting for one of the largest flower shows in the North West - exclusively for Orchids

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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

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The North of England Orchid Society
has for over 30 years been closely linked to Tatton Park, which was once the seat of the Earls Egerton, now owned by The National Trust & managed by Cheshire County Council.

Vanda Green River

 An extravaganza of orchids will take place - with Sales from Many orchid traders during the 3rd of June 2018 at the North of England Orchid Society Annual Show

In June 2018 The Tenants Hall will be bursting with  orchids, there will be orchids for sale with displays from many leading traders and supported by several other orchid societies during this one day Orchid Show, for images from one of the earlier shows along with awarded orchids, see our annual show pages

All visitors to Tatton Park will enjoy the Orchid Show as a FREE  addition to a  Great Day Out with free access to the  many Orchid Society displays and orchid sales booths of the traders attending The North of England Orchid Society Annual Show,  as is usual awards for the best orchids in their classes will be given once again this year; along with Best Species Best Hybrid in show and separate similar awards made to plants on our own stand.

This one day orchid show takes place on the Sunday the 3rd of June, when Tenants Hall once again will become the venue for our Annual Show, whilst entrance to this event is free, other charges for visiting Tatton Park may apply.

Orchid nurseries and societies  will gather together to  bring to the North West of England one of the largest displays of orchids you could find.

In addition to the various class awards, two perpetual challenge trophies will be given for the best species and best hybrid orchids.

Not only will visitors admire the beauty of hundreds of orchids in full bloom, but they will  also be able to buy from a selection of orchids for sale to suit all tastes and pockets, from a simple and inexpensive houseplant to those hard to find plants for the dedicated orchid grower, and lots of advice for beginners as well.

This show is always held at Tatton Park the month before the RHS Flower show at Tatton, we have displayed at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show since its inception, winning several medals for our display of orchids; In 2011 we were again honoured to receive our 6th consecutive GOLD MEDAL  click here to view the 2009 display or your can also  click here to view the 2008 display

In 2015 we not only took Gold for our joint display with the OSGB but we were awarded  the coveted Holford Medal; it is awarded annually for the best exhibit of plants and/or flowers staged by an amateur or group of amateurs. This prestigious award is made for best in category across all RHS shows held during the year. click here to view our winning display .


Did you know that orchids are the largest family of flowering plant life? There are over 30,000 different species, just a fraction of these will be enough to fill the Tenants Hall Tatton Park with many massive displays of blooms for the enjoyment of those who visit us on the 4th June 2017

The Mansion House at Tatton Park

dtps Malibu Merlot Tatton Parkl Knutsford - The Mansion House and Gardens SLC Jewlbox Sherherazade
Cymbidium Bloom Miltonia Orchids

Our annual shows can be combined with a drive or walk through 1000 acres of lakes, avenues and Deer Park.

Or a visit the House or a stroll through the many acres of lawns trees and quiet areas of reflection in the Gardens

Visit the working farm, let the children enjoy the play area, and browse the speciality shops around the courtyard of Tatton Park all of this gives you a recipe for a wonderful and pleasant day out in the beautiful countryside of Cheshire.

Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park, or take advantage of the tea shop and restaurant.

Tafton's Rhododendrons The Japanese Garden Beautiful Lakes
Tatton Park view Japenese Garden Taton Park Gardens

Entrance to the orchid show is  free, for details of all other charges visit


Traders who will The North of England Annual Show 2018 include:-


Contact details


Phoenix Orchids


Laneside Hardy Orchids

01995 605537


Laurence Hobbs Orchids 01293 561029 laurencehobbsorchids.co.uk

Orchid Alchemy

017864 919935


Burnham Nurseries

01626 352233


A J Keeling

01274 682120

Orchid accessories

01295 712159


Spicesotic Plants    




Contact Details


North of England Orchid Society

01942 810958


Cheshire & North Wales Orchid Society

01270 568296


Darlington Orchid Society see website http://www.darlingtonos.org

East Midlands Orchid Society

01159 372686


Harrogate Orchid Society

01756 794221


Hinckley & District Orchid Society

01455 845703




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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....

themed object

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