RHS London Orchid Show 2016

The RHS London Orchid Show runs from Friday 1st April 2016 until Saturday 2nd April 2016. The show is open from 10am until 5pm both days.

The RHS Lindley Hall in Westminster, London, is the host of The RHS London Orchid Show where today (Friday 1st April 2016) and tomorrow (Saturday 2nd April 2016) visitors can enjoy a breath taking display of a wide range of colourful and fascinating orchids, and meet the professional growers who have tended these beautiful plants to perfection.

A fantastic gold medal-winning orchid display from Vacherot & Lecoufle at the RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

A fantastic gold medal-winning orchid display from Vacherot & Lecoufle at the RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

If you’re interested in orchids, The RHS London Orchid Show is a super show to visit – you can see so many amazing – and often rare – orchids all in one place; you can also meet the professional orchid growers and learn more about this diverse and exciting plant genus.

Liparis nigra 'Clare', grown by Akerne Orchids, on display at the RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

Liparis nigra ‘Clare’, grown by Akerne Orchids, on display at the RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

Liparis nigra ‘Clare’, also known as the black orchid, is on display to visitors at this RHS show, thanks to Akerne Orchids who have grown this orchid which is uncommon in cultivation.  This interesting orchid originates from Tropical Asia where it grows in the Indian subcontinent (East Himalaya) and Indo-China (Thailand and Vietnam) in shady, humid conditions, it flowers for up to three months every year in springtime.

A close up of Liparis nigra 'Clare', grown by Akerne Orchids, on display at the RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

A close up of Liparis nigra ‘Clare’, grown by Akerne Orchids, on display at the RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

Liparis nigra 'Clare', grown by Akerne Orchids, on display at the RHS London Orchid Show 2016. Nature doesn't produce flowers which are truly black in colour, the closest is a dark red colour.

Liparis nigra ‘Clare’, grown by Akerne Orchids, on display at the RHS London Orchid Show 2016. Nature doesn’t produce flowers which are truly black in colour, the closest is a dark red colour.

Liparis nigra 'Clare', grown by Akerne Orchids, on display at the RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

Liparis nigra ‘Clare’, grown by Akerne Orchids, on display at the RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

The RHS London Orchid Show is being held on Friday 1st April 2016 and Saturday 2nd April 2016, at The RHS Lindley Hall, Westminster, London, SW1P 2QW (map).  The RHS London Orchid Show is open from 10am until 5pm on both days.  The RHS London Spring Plant Extravaganza is being held at the same time in the RHS Lawrence Hall, Westminster, London SW1P 2QD.  Inside the RHS Lawrence Hall you’ll find an array of beautiful spring flowering plants and garden related products ready to purchase, to see photographs and read about this year’s show, please click here.  For more details, please see the RHS website here.

Burnham Nurseries' amazing, Gold Medal winning orchid display at The RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

Burnham Nurseries’ amazing, Gold Medal Winning orchid display at The RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

If you’re interested in growing orchids, have you thought about joining The Orchid Society of Great Britain?  Here’s a link to the OSGB website.

Akerne Orchids' fantastic Gold Medal winning display at The RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

Akerne Orchids’ fantastic Gold Medal winning display at The RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

A wonderful display from The Orchid Society of Great Britain at The RHS London Orchid Show 2016. This beautiful orchid exhibit was awarded a Silver-Gilt Medal by the RHS judges.

A wonderful display from The Orchid Society of Great Britain at The RHS London Orchid Show 2016. This beautiful orchid exhibit was awarded a Silver-Gilt Medal by the RHS judges.

A super display of orchids from the RHS at The RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

A super display of orchids from the RHS at The RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

A fantastic gold medal-winning orchid display from Vacherot & Lecoufle at the RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

A fantastic gold medal-winning orchid display from Vacherot & Lecoufle at the RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

There are so many beautiful orchids both on display, and available for purchase, at The RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

There are so many beautiful orchids both on display, and available for purchase, at The RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

Burnham Nurseries' amazing, Gold Medal Winning orchid display at The RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

Burnham Nurseries’ amazing, Gold Medal Winning orchid display at The RHS London Orchid Show 2016.

Ornithidium coccineum from Burnham Nurseries at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Ornithidium coccineum from Burnham Nurseries at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Orchids are such an incredible and diverse range of plants coming in all different shapes, sizes and colours.

Orchids are such an incredible and diverse range of plants coming in all different shapes, sizes and colours.

Masdevallia Ignea at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Masdevallia Ignea at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Paphiopedilum 'Freckles' from Burnham Nurseries at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Paphiopedilum ‘Freckles’ from Burnham Nurseries at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Restrepia cloesii at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Restrepia cloesii at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Paphiopedilum 'Liberty Taiwan' at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Paphiopedilum ‘Liberty Taiwan’ at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Miltoniopsis 'Newton Falls' at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Miltoniopsis ‘Newton Falls’ at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Paphiopedilum micranthum at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Paphiopedilum micranthum at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum (Lindl. ex Hook. f.) at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum (Lindl. ex Hook. f.) at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Pleione formosana 'Variegata' from Akerne Orchids at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Pleione formosana ‘Variegata’ from Akerne Orchids at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Pleurothallis teaguei from Akerne Orchids at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Pleurothallis teaguei from Akerne Orchids at The RHS London Orchid Show.

This Coelogyne cristata var lemoniana was exhibited by the RHS.

This Coelogyne cristata var lemoniana was exhibited by the RHS.

Phalaenopsis 'Cool Breeze' at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Phalaenopsis ‘Cool Breeze’ at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Pescatoria coronaria at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Pescatoria coronaria at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Paphiopedilum 'Pinochio' from Kopf-Orchideen at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Paphiopedilum ‘Pinochio’ from Kopf-Orchideen at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Phragmipedium 'Fritz Schomburg' at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Phragmipedium ‘Fritz Schomburg’ at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Epidendrum centropetalum at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Epidendrum centropetalum at The RHS London Orchid Show.

Other articles that may interest you………………………

To read about The RHS London Spring Plant Extravaganza, which was held at the same time as The RHS London Orchid Show, please click here.

To see photographs of the Queen of Orchids, the largest known orchid, flowering at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, please click here.

To read the first part of my Miniature Orchid Trial – growing miniature orchids inside a BiOrbAir terrarium, please click here.

To read about terrariums and bottle gardens, please click here.

To read about miniature orchids to grow inside terrariums, please click here.

To read about The Daffodil Society Mid Southern Group Spring Show, please click here.

To read about some super container plants that attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects, please click here.

To read about beautiful, important and historic gardens to visit in Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex, please click here.

For ideas of wonderful places where you can see carpets of bluebells, please click here.

To read the first part of my long term review of the BiOrbAir terrarium, please click here.

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