ORCHID STUDY GROUP PROGRAMME 2015

Please note that this is a provisional programme and subject to change. Unless otherwise stated, all events will be held at The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Nr. Carmarthen, either in Principality House (PH) or the Water Discovery Lab (WDL). If you intend travelling any distance, please contact us in advance to confirm arrangements (01639 843314). Events, other than trips, commence at 11.00 am.

Saturday, January 17th 2015 –Talk: Fangs for the memories: A two-part presentation on growing Dracula species and reminiscences of looking for orchids in south-east Asia. Peter Rees-Jones (PH).

Saturday, February 14th 2015 – Talk and discussion: The contribution of the Ancients and the use of Latin in modern botany. Dr Kevin L. Davies (PH).

Saturday, March 14th 2015 – Illustrated talk: Masdevallia revisited. Dr Roy Bailey-Wood (PH).

Saturday, April 18th 2015 – Film: The fatal flower. Malcolm Perry (PH).

Saturday, May 16th 2015 – Illustrated talk: Orchid hunting in Chiang Rai, close to the Golden Triangle. Bernard McDonald (PH).

Saturday, June 2015 – Field trip to Gower led by Alan Gregg. Date, time and venue to be confirmed nearer the date. Non-members welcome.

Saturday, July 18th 2015 – Illustrated talk: Australian orchids Part 2. Trey Sanders (PH).

Saturday, August 15th 2015 – Talk: From seed to blossom; recollections of the first decade of OSG. Dr Kevin L. Davies, with contributions from various OSG members (PH).

Saturday and Sunday September 5th – 6th 2015 – Welsh Orchid Festival (Marquee). Details to follow.

Saturday, September 19th 2015 – Annual General Meeting (PH).

Saturday, October 17th 2015 – Illustrated talk: A rose by any other name…..but how do you prune it? Aspects of orchid taxonomy. Marios Giannakoulias (PH).

Saturday, November 14th 2015 – Illustrated talk: Some aspects of orchid history: a review. Dino Zelenika (PH).

Saturday, December 12th 2015 – Illustrated talk: Wild orchids of Breconshire. John Crellin; Joint BSBI Recorder for Brecknockshire (PH).

Saturday, December 19th 2015 – OSG Christmas Dinner. Lynne Harrendence to confirm time, venue and other details nearer the date. No meeting. Meet at venue.