Some Useful Links

There are probably several thousand orchid-related web sites on the Internet, so to list even a moderate proportion of them would be a significant task - not one for which our web site is suited.  We have therefore deliberately restricted our links largely to those organisations with whom we are connected in some way, some of which offer links to other relevant web sites, plus a few useful reference sites.

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There are a number of web sites whose primary purpose is to offer comprehensive lists of links to orchid-related web sites.  So, if you want to see what's available out there, perhaps the best is . . .

We have connections with . . .

British Orchid Council  -  BOC

The "federal body" for the UK orchid world - amateur Orchid Societies, professional growers including commercial nurseries, and the scientific community.  BOS is a member.

Royal Horticultural Society  -  RHS

This organisation needs no introduction or explanation!  BOS is a member.

European Orchid Council  -  EOC

The "federal body" for amateur Orchid Societies across Europe.  Both the British Orchid Council and the Royal Horticultural Society are members.

World Orchid Conference Trust

The organisation responsible for the continuing series of 3-yearly World Orchid Conferences.  The managing Trustees are nominated by the Royal Horticutural Society and the American Orchid Society.

Malvern International Orchid Show

This prestigeous Show - arguably the largest regular Orchid Show in th UK - is held in June each year as part of the annual Royal Three Counties Show, at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire.  It is the successor to the now-defunct Newbury International Orchid Show (to 2005) and Peterborough International Orchid Show (to 2012).  We have exhibited at every Show since it started.

New Forest Show

This is our local County Show - correctly "The New Forest & Hampshire County Show" - held at the end of July each year.  We first exhibited at the NFS some 25 years ago, and subsequently every year since 2015.

Wessex Orchid Society

Our "next-door neighbour" - we often exhibit at their shows, and they at ours.

Burnham Nurseries

Long-established Devon orchid nursery.  A good friend to us since our foundation, and a regular exhibitor at our shows for over 30 years.

Bournemouth Natural Science Society  -  BNSS

Our "home" - we have held all our regular meetings at the BNSS for over 20 years.

A few reference sources . . .

International Register of Orchid Hybrids

The RHS is the International Registrar of Orchid Hybrid Names.  This is a direct link to their database, which is searchable on hybrid name (to determine parentage and registration details) or on species name (to determine use as a parent in hybrids).

International Plant Names Index  -  IPNI

A searchable database of plant names, authors, publications and collectors for all seed plant species, including Orchids.  Run jointly by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK), the Harvard University Herbaria (USA) and the Australian National Herbarium.