Orchid Study Group Programme 2015/16

Please note that these are provisional programmes 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.  Our full 2016 Programme will be advertised on our website as soon as possible: www.orchidstudygroup.org.uk

Saturday and Sunday September 5th – 6th 2015  – Welsh Orchid Festival. Here’s a list of the Orchid Festival Programme of Talks and 2015 Orchid Festival Participants.

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). December 2015OSG Christmas Dinner.  Secretary to confirm time, venue and other details nearer the date.  No meeting. Meet at venue.


January, February and April, 2016 – Illustrated talks, tbc

Saturday, March 12th 2016 – Illustrated talk: Diverse pollination strategies in oil-producing Oncidiinae. Dr Kevin L Davies (PH).

Saturday, May 14th 2016 – Illustrated talk: Reintroducing wild orchids to lost habitats – from seed to plant. Dr Wilson Wall (PH).

Saturday, June 2016 – Field trip to see wild native orchids.  Date, time and venue to be confirmed nearer the date.  Non-members welcome.

Saturday, July 16th 2016 – Illustrated talk: Orchids of Madagascar.  Trey Sanders (PH).

Saturday, August 13th 2016 – Illustrated talk: Discovering New World Orchids. Steve Manning (PH).

Saturday and Sunday September 3rd – 4th 2016  – Welsh Orchid Festival (Marquee). Dates to be confirmed.

Saturday, September 17th 2016 – Annual General Meeting (PH).

Saturday, October 15th 2016 – Orchid Growers’ Question Time (PH).

November 2016 – Illustrated talk, tbc

December 2016 – OSG Christmas Dinner, Secretary to confirm time, venue and other details nearer the date.  No meeting. Meet at venue.