Bewdley Orchids: Conservation in your garden
Welcome to Bewdley Orchids. We celebrate the native orchids of Great Britain, growing them from seed under sterile laboratory conditions and selling them when they are ready for planting directly into the garden.
There are around 50 native orchid in Great Britain. We currently stock a small number of these and are adding to our plant list all the time. We only sell recognised species, not varieties or crosses.
For those not familiar with our native orchids, the scrolling photographs at the top of the page are all to be found in the wild, but sadly not very often. Growing them in your garden is the best thing you can do to help them. But never, ever dig them up, we grow them from seed, so they never compromise wild populations.
Our stock can be used to produce a naturalised meadow, or reintroduce plants into a landscape where they once thrived but have been lost. It is our aim to help enhance the biodiversity of gardens, meadows and orchards by encouraging the conservation of these plants.
Now that we have our list of plant fairs that we will be visiting in 2017, we can offer our plants in flasks service. This is for the adventurous among you that would like to take seedlings from sterile glass through to flowering plant. Five plants for £30 in glass, grown from seed by us. If you are interested check which fair you can get to and send us a request via the contact page and we will let you now if that particular species is available.
Now is the time to decide which plants you would like in your garden next year. Getting them established now will help them to settle in and produce flowers in the Spring. An easy starter at this time of year is the Common Spotted Orchid, not so common anymore and with beautifully patterned leaves.
The latest information on talks we will be giving and shows we will be attending can be found on our Talks and Shows page. We do hope we will see as many of you there as can make it. We will be happy to help and advise on any aspect of orchid cultivation.
Many thanks to Dr D.C.Morgan for providing the header photograph on our Catalogue and Contact pages.
Now is the time to start planting. Our mild weather is encouraging growth and our stock is starting to show signs of action.
We will have plants for sale that are not suitable for posting due to their size. These will be available on our stall at the plant fairs we will be visiting this year.
Our next plant fair is at Kingston Bagpuize on Sunday 28th May. Our plants are coming along well, so we hope to see you there, where we will be delighted to have a chat about your plants.
If you would like to be a bit adventurous we can bring along jars of small plants still in sterile agar which can be grown on until they are big enough to pot on. There will be 5 small plants in a jar for £30. We can bring along Early Purple, Green Winged and Bee orchids. Just leave a message via the contact page and we will see what we can do.
We are now booking talks and shows for 2017 and 2018. Talks cover growing orchids in your garden and how we go about getting plants from seed to flowerpot. If you would like a talk on garden orchids please get in touch via our contact page.