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                 Programme for 2024

Doors open at 2.00 pm for prompt start at 2.30 pm


27th January 

Members’ Meeting – Topic ‘Potting Medias’


10th February

Francis Quesada Pallares – Orchid Hunting in Malaysia

(together with search for new Nepanthes Species)


2nd March

WOS 50th Anniversary Show 12.00 Noon – 4 pm

Portchester Parish Hall, Assheton Court, Castle Street, Portchester, PO16 9PS – Exit J11 M27

Staging of exhibits 8.00 am – 9.30 am See schedule for classes


*13th April

Peter White - Sarcochilus

A presentation given by Peter on behalf of Kulnura Orchids in Queensland, Australia


11th May

Jonathan Watson and Peter Ashburn - Scented Phalaenopsis


*8th June 

Annual General Meeting & Auction


13th – 16th June

International Orchid Show - NOTE : New Venue/Dates

NEC Birmingham with BBC Gardeners' World Live 2024


*13th July 

The Fatal Flower by Malcolm Parry Postponed due to ill health

Notice of change of speaker/topic

Our own Peter Ashburn (at short notice) will now speak on 'Varicosum Style Oncidiums’ and should hopefully appeal to both new and existing members.


10th August

Summer Garden Party – Venue to be advised


Note : Date and Venue Change

*7th September at Portchester Parish Hall, Assheton Court. PO16 9PS

(This is the same venue as we currently hold our shows.)

Lynn Smith – My new Orchid Terrarium set up and how it has evolved


12th October

WOS Annual Autumn Show 11.00 am – 4.00 pm

Venue to be advised


*9th November 

In House talk dealing with the effects of global warming on orchid growth

(?Roger & Jonathan tbc)


14th December

CHRISTMAS LUNCH – Venue to be Advised


*= Meeting preceded by a Committee Meeting at 12.30


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