Bewdley Orchids: Conservation in your garden
Welcome to Bewdley Orchids.
We have had many calls asking when we will have more stock available for sale on our website. Normally we would have finished our plant fairs and started our online sales a week later. This year, the summer has been exceptional by any standards, this has put a great deal of stress on our plants. The result of this is that we will have to, reluctantly, postpone opening up for online sales to give the plants the best chance of survival when we send them and when you plant them. So please bear with us and we will open up our sales as soon as we can.
Wilson, Technical Director, 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. We will be increasing our range this year and will put the new species on the Plants for Sale section on this website. We hope to see you at our talks and shows and help to conserve these lovely wild plants.
It will be a little while before the new species are available, but for those that are new to growing orchids in the garden, we recommend Common Spotted Orchids as an excellent starting point.
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, all grown from seed.
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.
You may be interested in our forthcoming book to be published by Green Books in2019. This gives lots of information for the orchid grower and we are proud to be associated with the conservation credentials of Green Books. If you click on the link above you will go to their catalogue page.
The latest information on talks we will be giving can be found on our Talks page. We do hope we will see as many of you at these 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.
Don't forget that we can supply plants in sterile culture (at least 5/jar) at £30 which you can pick up at any of the talks that we attend. Although we routinely take these to our talks, it is worth checking for availability if you would like something specific
We are now booking talks for 2019. 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.
We have taken the reluctant decision not to attend any pant fairs in 2019. This is entirely due to an increasing work load associated with our conservation activities and orchid reintroduction programmes. This does mean that we will be increasing both our range of species and numbers available via our store pages on this website. We hope to see as many of you at our talks as possible. Don't forget that if you have any questions or queries, you can get in touch using the Contact page.