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.
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’, 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.
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.
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.
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