The Show can be viewed via a photo-sharing app called Flickr. To see the orchids entered in the Show, click (or touch) the links below. The photos are divided into albums with one for the whole Show and one for each class. Albums for a class will only be shown if there are entries in that class. The list of links will be updated regularly.

Viewing instructions: Click (or touch if using a touch screen) any photo and you will get that photo singly and enlarged with the names of the orchid and the grower (below left). Click (or touch) the small outward-pointing arrows towards top right of the browser window and the photo will enlarge further. At either stage click (or touch) the chevron on the right (or left) of the window to scroll through other photos in the album. If you put your browser window on full screen you will of course enlarge the photos further.


All Orchids  


Class 01: Dendrobiinae 


Class 02: Laeliinae 


Class 03: Cypripedioideae  


Class 04: Oncidiinae 


Class 05: Cymbidiinae 


Class 06: Pleurophallidinae 


Class 07: Vandeae (excluding Phalaenopsis) 


Class 08: Phalaenopsis 


Class 09: Any Other Species 




The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of the Devon Orchid
Society’s Annual Show 2020 and most of the other orchid shows in the South West and
elsewhere. So, prompted by the success of the BOC Covid-19 Congress 2020, we are going
to host an online orchid show and have invited the orchid societies in the South West who
usually show in person at our Annual Show to join with us, namely,

  • Bristol & West of England Orchid Society
  • Cornwall Orchid Society
  • South West Orchid Society
  • West Cornwall Orchid Society, and
  • Writhlington School Orchid Project.



Any member of the Societies joining in can enter their orchids in the Show, by
submitting photos of the orchids taken between 1 August and 31 October, when the Show
closes to entries. Judging will take place between 1 and 10 November and the winners and
awards will be announced at 2pm on 15 November 2020. Members can obtain or will have
received details of how to enter from their Societies.

Entries in the Show will be posted on the internet in viewable photo albums as they
are received. There will be an album for each class plus an album for all the orchids in the
Show. Each album will be accessible by its own internet link and the list of links will be
available on the Devon Orchid Society website and Facebook page. Each participant will be emailed a copy of the links. The photographs will be viewable by anyone who has the links.


There will be ten classes for judging and for each Class the Judges may award
a First in Class for the best orchid in that class, plus Awards of Merit for excellent orchids
which failed to win their classes. The eleven trophies usually presented at our Annual Show
will be awarded remotely, and each winner will be sent an appropriately styled certificate to
mark their award. A list of the awards and trophy winners will be published on the Devon
Orchid Society website and Facebook page and a photo album of the awarded plants will be
available via a link which will be published at the same time.


At our Annual Shows there are lots of beautiful orchids for sale and, whilst that is not
possible with an online show, the nurseries normally selling orchids at our Annual Shows,
have excellent online shops which you can access with the following links:
Burnham Nurseries
Laurence Hobbs Orchids
Writhlington Orchid Project




Updated 16th October 2020