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 towards the end of the year. 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 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.
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 fairs, as we are routinely taking these to our fairs and talks, there is no need to let us know in advance what you would like.
On the 12th August I shall be speaking at the Far Forest show, so if you wish to come along for a day out and have a chat, please come and introduce yourself.
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.