Paphiopedilum Al Hill
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Paphiopedilum tranlienianum

Monthly Meetings


Members Meetings 2021


From January to July we have held our monthly meetings via Zoom with a mixture of presentations by guest speakers and members giving short presentations on their particular interests, not necessarily on orchids but usually with a horticultural connection.

After our AGM in January the programme kicked off in February with a presentation by Trey Sanders on “Orchids of Sumatra”.

In March three members gave short talks, Jonny Hartnell on growing pleiones, Sylvia Sroka on her botanical watercolours and Sara Rittrshausen on how things were going at Burnham Nurseries and her plans for re-opening.

- April, Simon Pugh-Jones gave a presentation on “Spring Orchids in the Greenhouse (at Writhlington School) and the Wild”.

- May, Caroline Viner from the Cornwall Orchid Society gave us a talk on British Wild Orchids.

- June, Caradoc Doy talked to us about the Veitch Nursery and its involvement in the collection and propagation of orchids in the 19th century.

 During July, with the relaxation of COVID restriction deferred, we had some more short talks from members; with Clive Lloyd talking about growing rupicolous cattleyas, Jonny Hartnell providing a tour of his garden and Colin Hughes giving a presentation on Big Trees and Little Trees (bonsai) in his garden.

We met again in person on 15th August at Burnham Nurseries at our usual time of 14.00. The meeting was essentially a social gathering, at which we discussed the plans for our upcoming annual show in September.  We also had a table show, which was the first physical one since January 2020.


The Devon Orchid Society Annual Show was held on 11th September this year at Burnham Nurseries. This show has been the first in the past two years, and was also attended by other societies such as Bournemouth, South West and Cornwall; as well as traders including Burnham itself, Laurence Hobbs and Writhlington. Many beautiful and unusual orchids were displayed, and congratulations to all the winners and society members who helped out and attended.


The next meeting for the Devon Orchid Society will be Sunday 17th October 2021, which will commence at 14.00 and take place at Burnham Nurseries. Ron Woolway will present a talk entitled 'A Chat with Ron,' which will discuss the effects of Australian forest fires on plants and other wildlife.
Further future meetings and events are as follows:
- 21st November 2021: Either and member's auction or a talk.
-19th February 2022: South West Orchid Society Show.
- 17th April 2022: Cornwall Orchid Society Show.
-23rd-24th April 2022: Scottish Orchid Society Show at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens.
-7th May 2022: Devon Orchid Society Show at the Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton.
-17th - 19th June 2022 - Orchid show at Malvern (Three Counties Show).


The latest information will be in our monthly newsletter.





Updated 7th October 2021