The Harrogate Orchid Society Committee Members

Current Committee Members ...


Join the Society

Enjoy our monthly meetings.

We are a friendly society who offer a big welcome to new members.

The membership subscripton is £18.00 per year and covers a single or double membership for a couple living at the same address. We meet ten times a year at the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Harlow Carr Harrogate in the modern facilites of the Bramall Learning Centre. One meeting consists of a field trip to see orchids growing in the wild.There is no meeting in December and we hold our  annual lunch in January.

See list of monthly meetings for further details.


Take this link to our application form.



The next meeting will be held Sunday the 22nd July 2018 at RHS Gardens Harlow Carr Harrogate HG3 1QB 10.00am-1.00pm in the Wolfson Room.

This is a back to basics meeting. Members are encouraged to bring problem plants and ask cultural questions etc.

Tea and coffee will be available at the interval.

 We also need orchids for the usual table display.



Annual Show


Our annual show will be held at the Pavilions in Harrogate at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8QZ to be held on

Sunday 24th February 2019

 opening times 10.00am to 4.00pm

There will be orchid plants for sale, orchid sundries and craft stalls.

Details will be posted on the web site later in the year


for directions click on map

Chairperson, Officers and Committee





Chair:   Ian Dorman     07801 384677   

Vice Chair:   Liz Groves     01535 657158 

Vice Chair:   Hilary Hobbs     0113 2665501     

Secretary:   Dagmar Leonard     01423 506754


Treasurer:   Malcolm White     01535 661616


Joint Show Co-Ordinators:

Bob Marsh      01943 876584  and 

Ivor Pawson   01909 477832


Librarian Trish White:    01535 661616

Newsletter Editor:   Ivor Pawson     01909 477832

Speaker Secretary:   John Gay     01924 828988



Rodney Fowler

Sylvia Lawson

Graham Lawson

Michael Dixon


Media Secretary:   Patrycja Ellwart     07592 269255

New Member Secretary:   Bernard McDonald     01422 833619




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Orchids are for everyone

There are over 30,000 species and more than 200,000 hybrid orchids.

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