Laurence Hobbs is talking about Orchids for beginners at our first meeting of the year.
In April 2018 Michael Radley came to Kent and talked at our April 2018 meeting about the Botanical Painter Margaret Mee. She lived an exiting and very interesting life. Michael also sold bareroot orchids from South America at this occasion.
Table Show Winner at the April Meeting is Bob Heddle with this very big and well kept Epidendrum stamfordianum
At our meeting in May 2018 we heard a talk of the 6th Singapore Orchid Extravaganza from Clara Sander.
Winner of the Table Show is Weng Lim with his Paphiopedilum Edward of York.
In June 2018 South East Orchid Society met for a plant auction for all of the members. Lots of orchids have found new happy owners. Thank You everybody who has brought plants along and Thank You to everyone who has bought them.
Winner of the Table Show at this Meeting is Bob Heddle with his Lycaste deppei.
In July Francis J Quesada Pallares came to Ashford to talk to us about his trip to Sulawesi in 2017 . He also brought some plants which we were all very happy about.
Table Show winner was Weng Lim with his Thunia gattonensis.
In August 2018 we had our AGM. Table Show Winner is Baxter Henderson with his stunning Dendrobium Hibiki. We had 3 of them on the show. But for obvious reasons Baxter's Dendrobium had to be the winner.
We decided in this AGM on a new board and have given out trophies for the most points at Table Shows.
In September 2018 we have welcomed Dr. Wilson Wall from Bewdley Orchids to talk to us about Orchids in the Garden. Table show winner is Neville Dunn with a great Miltonia moreliana.
Dino Zelenika came in November 2018 and has talked to us about Orchids in Myanmar and his Myanmar Conservation Project. A very interesting talk!
This year we have decided not to go out for Christmas Lunch but to invite all members to a Christmas Lunch at the Hall in Ashford. Laurence Hobbs had a tradestand with beautiful orchids for sale and with Christmas music and amazing orchids on the table for show we took the opportunity to chat and enjoy some festive cheer.
We are wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.