2019 annual show

Town Hall Portishead
13 April 2019

This year the Annual Show moved from Chipping Sodbury Town Hall to a new venue in the Town Hall Portishead. A spacious venue with lots of room for exhibits from other Orchid Societies, sales desks and a comfortable corner for tea and cakes and also a separate area for talks and demonstrations of orchid culture.

Our day began bright and early with the setting up of our exhibit with plants loaned by members
The process of building the exhibit started with a blank canvas
and then, after much discussion finding a place for all the donations
and finally completing the magnificent display ready for public viewing

After the judging had been completed the public were allowed into the show and the programme of talks were started.
Tips on which orchids to choose and how to keep them in good health were well received and just what the was wanted.

Burnham Nurseries and Laurence Hobbs Orchids once again provided a large display of orchids for sale.

The Devon Orchid Society provided another display of stunning orchids and once again gained the Best in Show Award.

The Cheltenham Orchid Society were also present in strength and put on a marvellous display.

The wonderful displays were enough to take your breath away but energy was soon replenished by the rounds of sandwiches, tea and cakes magnificently prepared by the members running the all day refreshment table.

As usual we gave out awards for the best orchids in their class, for the best all round orchids and also for the best orchids in the BWEOS display.
The final display with awards and the best plant in the display going to Ken Morton.