The Harrogate Orchid Society Committee Members

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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 at the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Harlow Carr Harrogate in the modern facilites of the Bramall Learning Centre.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.





Our next monthly meeting will be on Sunday 29th May at Harlow Carr 10am to 1pm in the Bramhall Learning Centre in the Jubilee Room.


 Speaker: John Gay 

 Topic : 'Phragmipedium kovachii and its influence in Hybridizing'



There will be the usual break for refreshments followed by the table talk hosted by one of our members.

























Annual Show


Annual Show 2022

Sunday 27th February  

will be held at the

Britannia Hotel, Bramhope,

Leeds, LS16 9JJ

10.30am - 4.00pm










Chairperson, Officers and Committee





Chair:   John Gay  07969 096439   

Vice Chair:   Liz Groves     01535 657158

 Secretary:   Patricia Hollings  01484 315053

Treasurer:   Malcolm White   01535 661616


Joint Show Co-Ordinators:

Bob Marsh      01943 876584  and 

Ivor Pawson   01909 479016


Librarian Trish White:    01535 661616

Newsletter Editor:   Liz Groves  01535 657158

Speaker Secretary:   John Gay     01924 828988



Tony Garthwaite

Sue Ford 

Baccus Paulesu









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