The Devon Orchid Society holds an Annual Show in May each year and this year it was held on 13th May 2017 at the Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6RJ. In 2018 our Annual Show will be held on Saturday 5th May at the same venue. The Society also mounts displays at other shows during the year and details of these shows for 2017 are shown below.


The Society also organises an Orchid Weekend every few years. The last one was held in Dawlish Warren, Devon from 17th - 19th October 2014, incorporating an International Orchid Show open to the public on the 18th and 19th. This was a major event with thirteen displays mounted by orchid societies and eight orchid nurseries, four from overseas, displaying and selling plants. The next Orchid Weekend will probably be in 2019 to fit in with other major events in the UK Orchid Events Calendar. More details of the 2014 Orchid Weekend are given below .




Devon Orchid Society Annual Show 2017


The Annual Show in 2017 was the Society's 42nd Annual Show and was held on 13th May at the Public Hall, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6RJ. Views of our Shows can be seen in our Galleries page.


The following societies mounted displays:-

Bristol & West of England Orchid Society

Devon Orchid Society

Somerset, Wiltshire & Dorset Orchid Society

South West Orchid Society

Cornwall Orchid Society


The following nurseries also attended, selling plants and sundries:-

Burnham Nurseries

Laurence Hobbs Orchids

Writhlington School Orchid Project.


There were potting demonstrations and free orchid growing advice, plus a tombola and a raffle, and refreshments will be available.


Click here to download a copy of the Show Awards and Trophies awarded in 2016.

Click here to download an abreviated show schedule for 2017.


Other Shows in 2017


The Society  will also be mounting displays at the following shows:-

February 25th - South West Orchid Society Show at Monkton Heathfield, near Taunton.

March 25th - Bristol & West of England Orchid Society Show at Chipping Sodbury.

April 9th - West Cornwall Orchid Society Show at Camborne

April 30th - Cornwall Orchid Society Show at Chasewater.

May 6th-7th - Glasgow Orchid Fair.

June 16th-18th - Malvern International Orchid Show

July 1st - Writhlington School Orchid Show, Radstock.

July 8th-9th - Burnham Nurseries Orchid Festival.

September 16th - Somerset, WIltshire & Dorset Orchid Society Show, Gillingham.


More shows may be announced later.

Devon Orchid Society Orchid Weekend 2014


The Society's Orchid Weekend, held in memory of Wilma Rittershausen, was held from 17th to 19th October 2014 at the Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren, Devon EX7 0NA and incorporated an International Orchid Show open to the public on the 18th and 19th. 

The following societies and individuals mounted displays:-

Bristol & West of England Orchid Society, Devon Orchid Society, East Midlands Orchid Society, North East of England Orchid Society, Orchid Society of Great Britain, Ron & Kit Lindsay, Scottish Orchid Society, Sheffield Orchid Society, Somerset, Wiltshire & Dorset Orchid Society, South West Orchid Society, Thames Valley Orchid Society, West Cornwall Orchid Society and Writhlington School Orchid Project.


The orchid nurseries who attended were:-

Asendorfer Orchideenzucht (Germany), Burnham Nurseries (UK), Chantelle Orchids (the UK branch of Hsiang Yu Orchid Nursery of Taiwan), Laurence Hobbs Orchids (UK), Orchideen Wubben (Holland), Ratcliffe Orchids (UK), Roellke Orchideen (Germany) and Writhlington School Orchid Project. 'Just in Glass' also attended.


The major awards were as follows:

Best Small Display:  Somerset, Wiltshire & Dorset Orchid Society.

Best Large Display:  Bristol & West of England Orchid Society.

Best Extra-large Display:  East Midlands Orchid Society.

Best Species and Best in Show:  Writhlington School Orchid Project for Barkeria lindleyana.

Best Hybrid:  Clive Lloyd of Devon Orchid Society for Cattleya Penny Kuroda 'Spots' x Cattleya maxima.

A full list of Class winners can be downloaded by clicking on this link.


Updated 28th June 2017