Our 46th Annual Orchid Show will be held at Budleigh Salterton Public Hall, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6RJ on 7th May 2023. It will be open to the public from 10.30am to 4.00pm. There will be a 'Dr Orchid's Clinic' for any poorly orchids brought along as well as a raffle and refreshments.


TICKETS £4 including a free tea/coffee (accompanied children free)


The orchid societies mounting displays at the Show will be:

Devon Orchid Society,
Cornwall Orchid Society,
South West Orchid Society,
Bournmouth and Writhlington School Orchid Project.


Burnham Nurseries, Laurence Hobbs Orchids and Writhlington School Orchid Project will have orchids and orchid sundries for sale.



The Malvern International Orchid Show 17th - 19th June 2022

We put on a display at the Malvern International Orchid Show which is part of the Three Counties Show at the Showground near Malvern. We are very pleased to have received a silver-gilt medal for our display and the team deserve congratulations and thanks for all their efforts. Thanks, too, to all the members who lent orchids for the display.

Several orchids on the display received individual awards as follows (with the grower's name in brackets).

Cattleya Canhamiana coerulea, First in class (Clive Lloyd)

Phalaenopsis Philisander, Second in class (Clive Lloyd)

Cuitlauzina pendula, Award of merit (Clive Lloyd)

Dendrobium unicum, Award of merit (Alan Wild)

Cattleya lobata, Award of merit (Nicola Wakley)

Cattleya purpurata 'Werkhauseri', Award of merit (Nicola Wakley)

Cattleya purpurata (Werkhauseri 'Bion' x 'Treasure of Carpinteria'), Award of merit (Nicola Wakley).

 The RHS Orchid Committee awarded Clive Lloyd a Certificate of Cultural Commendation for his Cattleya Canhamiana coerulea 'Beaumont' CCC/RHS, recorded here with its new epithet and awarded status. Congratulations to Clive. There is a photo of this superb orchid at the bottom of this page.


UPDATE - 3rd June 2022

The Annual Show was held on 7th May and was a very successful event enjoyed those attending, who were happy to be meeting up again in person and seeing orchids for real, after the restrictions imposed by the COVID pandemic. There are brief details on the Annual Show page with a link to a fuller report. We are planning to organise another Autumn Show in conjunction with Burnham Nurseries with a date set for 10th September. More details in due course.


UPDATE - 18th April 2022

If you want to see some photos of our display at the Cornwall Orchid Society Orchid Show yesterday and our two awarded orchids, have a look at our facebook page. Click here for a link.


UPDATE - 11th April 2022

Unfortunately the talk planned for our meeting yesterday had to be postponed due to travel disruption and technical difficulties and will now take place at our August meeting on 21st August. If you have a look at our Facebook page @devonorchids, you can see photos of some of the orchids on the show table at our meeting yesterday.

We will be having a Members' Auction at our meeting on 17th July.

The information about our forthcoming Annual Show on 7th May on our Annual Show page has been updated. 


UPDATE - 4th April 2022

If you would like to read about the excellent talk and demonstration given to the Society by Sara Rittershausen on 20th March, you can do so by clicking here.

UPDATE - 19th March 2022

More details of our Annual Show in May have been added to our Annual Show page, including a link to the show poster.


UPDATE - 15th March 2022

At our meeting on 20th March Sara Rittershausen will be talking about Growing Orchids on Bark and demonstrating how to mount them.


UPDATE - 28th February 2022


We are planning a full programme of meetings, shows and other events in 2022, now that restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic have eased. You can see the latest information on our "Meeting & Events" page.

So far we have held our AGM in January. Some long-standing members of the Committee stepped down; so our list of officers and committee members has a bit of a new look. You can find it on our "Organisation" page. We also presented the awards for the Table Shows held in 2021. You will find a list of those by clicking here.

At our February meeting we had an excellent talk via Zoom about The Mathers Foundation. You can read a report on that by clicking here. This talk was broadcast at the meeting at Burnham Nurseries and the talk and the meeting could also be viewed by members remotely via Zoom. This ability to provide access to our meetings both physically and online is one of the beneficial outcomes of the pandemic.

Our next meeting will be on 20th March when we will have a talk from Sara Rittershausen, subject to be decided.





Updated 24th April 2023