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If you are interested in joining the Society, then please feel free to come along to a meeting or two before making your decision.

Meetings are held in St. John's Church Hall, St. John's Avenue, Churchdown, Gloucestershire, GL3 2DB and start promptly at 7.30 pm. Hall open from 7 pm.

(Except where indicated in the programme) 

We are a very friendly bunch and I'm sure that once you've been you will want to join us.

The cost of our current Membership is £14.50p a year.
(Includes introductory membership pack)

If you have any further questions about the Society or would like some advice regarding orchids please contact the Society Secretary 

** The 'New Members Pack' will be issued at the monthly meeting
 after the month in which you join.


We hope the list below will give you some idea of the varied programme we try to run and some of the facilities on offer to our members.

ü Talks and demonstrations, usually illustrated with slides, given by expert orchid growers,   

     nurserymen, members of our own Society and other UK orchid societies.

ü The sale of plants, equipment and other sundry items by visiting speakers and the Society.

ü We run a ‘Table Show’ and a ‘Problem Plant’ table at our monthly meetings with comments 

     and advice freely given.

ü We hold an Annual Show in the Spring.

ü We also exhibit at other orchid society shows, local garden centres and at Congresses run       by the British Orchid Council (BOC).

ü We have a lending library of orchid books and magazines.

ü We publish a bimonthly newsletter.

ü Visits to gardens/nurseries and field trips when possible.

üThe Cheltenham & District Orchid Society is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

ü The Cheltenham & District Orchid Society is a member of the British Orchid Council (BOC).

ü The Cheltenham & District Orchid Society is a member of the Gloucestershire Federation of

     Gardening Societies (GFGS).