>>> Events Diary
'The BOC maintains and publishes a Diary of Orchid Events around the UK and overseas. This covers details of Member organisation's Shows, British Orchid Congresses and other national Shows, meetings of Council and of the RHS Orchid Committee, plus significant international events such as European and World Orchid Conferences.'
The Section 'Affiliates' provides contact details for Groups and Affiliated Societies of the OSGB. In addition: 'We hold monthly meetings for those members who are able to come to London on a Saturday afternoon. Each meeting is different. There is usually an experienced speaker who may talk about travel, cultivation or any other subject related to orchids. Members bring their plants to display at the monthly table show which offers a chance to see a wide variety of orchids in flower. The plants are judged and awarded and there is a short discussion about their history, cultivation and merits ... Tea and coffee are available and members have a chance to chat with the each other and the guest speaker and ask the questions that have been bothering them for ages. "Why won’t my Phalaenopsis flower?" is the most common; no question is too silly to ask ...'
'Our main activities are our monthly meetings, which include lectures by nationally and internationally recognised experts, two highly regarded public Shows a year, and - thanks to the willingly shared expertise of several skillful and experienced growers amongst our members - very successful in-house plant clinics and "brains trusts".'
'We meet at 7.30 pm ... on the first Friday of every month (except January and August).'
The Newman Centre, St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Haywood Drive, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, WV6 8RF, West Midlandssites.google.com/site/centralorchidsociety/
>>> Meetings and Shows
'We meet on the last Saturday of most months ... at 3.00 pm.'
'We meet ... normally on the last Friday of the month. The Hall is open from 7.30 pm. Presently, there are no meetings in December or July.'
Meetings 'are held on the third Sunday of each month from September to July at 2.30 pm. Guest speakers are invited to visit and give illustrated talks on all aspects of orchid growing. Often the speakers are specialist amateur growers who pass on some of their expertise. Sometimes the speakers are from nurseries and they bring plants for sale. At other times, the speakers may be concerned with orchids in the wild. One of the highlights of the year is the plant auction held at the December meeting when members can dispose of surplus plants, and of course buy new plants to replace them'.
'Meetings are held on the first Wednesday evening of each month (except January) commencing at 7.30 pm.'
Meetings '8.00 pm, 1st Wednesday in the Month, except July & August'.
'Meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month (with exceptions ...) at 2.00 pm.'
Meet 'usually second Sunday of the month 10.00 am to 12.30'.
>>> Programme & Events
'Meetings are usually held on the last Sunday of the month from 3 pm to 5 pm.'
'Monthly meetings are ... at 2.00 pm for 2.30 pm, on the second Saturday of each month, apart from August and the Society Shows in March and October.'