Paphiopedilum Al Hill
Paphiopedilum Dollgoldi
Paphiopedilum leucochilum
Paphiopedilum tranlienianum

Meetings & Events 2022


Members Meetings


We re-started face-to-face meetings in August 2021 and plan to continue through 2022 with a full programme, now that COVID-related restrictions have been reduced and things are returning towards normal. Planning the programme has not been as straightforward as in pre-pandemic times and information about the programme will be updated regularly as the plans are finalised.

The first meeting in 2022 was our AGM in January and we expect to have a full programme of meetings throughout the year. Some meetings will also be available via Zoom when we have a speaker giving their presentation remotely. The 2022 programme as at the date of this update is shown in the programme below. Meetings are held at Burnham Nurseries and now start at 1.30pm, except for auctions which will start at 1.00pm.

The latest information will be in our monthly newsletter and on Facebook at @devonorchids.




The Society hosts an Annual Show open to the public usually in May each year. During the coronavirus pandemic the public shows had to be cancelled and in 2020 an online show for regional orchid societies was organised and in 2021 a show restricted to orchid society members was arranged at Burnham Nurseries, both in the Autumn. In 2022 however public shows have resumed and our Annual Show was held at Budleigh Salterton on 7th May. More details are on our "Annual Show" page. We are planning to hold an Autumn show again in 2022 at Burnham Nurseries on 10th September. Details to follow.

The Society also mounts displays at other shows to which it is invited and these are starting up again in 2022. Those we are attending are shown in the programme below.


Special Event


In June our monthly meeting was replaced by a special event, which was a Members Garden Party hosted by our member Juliet Martin. The event was enjoyed by all who attended.




16th January: Annual General Meeting and Presentation of 2021 Table Show Awards.

20th February: Meeting: Talk by The Mathers Foundation.

20th March: Meeting: Talk by Sara Rittershausen on Growing Orchids on Bark.

10th April: Meeting: Talk by Trey Sanders postponed to August.

17th April: Cornwall Orchid Society Annual Show at Perranporth Memorial Hall, TR6 0EY.

23rd/24th April: Scottish Orchid Society Orchid Fair at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

7th May: Devon Orchid Society Annual Show at Budleigh Salterton Public Hall, EX9 6RJ.

17th/19th June: Internatinal Orchid Show at Three Counties Showground, Malvern.

26th June: Members Garden Party hosted by Juliet Martin.

17th July: Members' Auction (1.00pm start).

21st August: Meeting: Talk by Trey Sanders entitled "My favourite Pleurothallids".

10th September: Autumn Show at Burnham Nurseries. Details to follow.

16th October: Meeting: speaker to be confirmed.

20th November: Meeting: speaker to be confirmed



Updated 17th July 2022