Bewdley Orchids: Conservation in your garden
Welcome to Bewdley Orchids.
Having had a very good day at Spetchley, with lots of people to speak to and lots of people telling us about their orchids, we are getting ready for Kingston Bagpuize on 27th May and hope to see you there. We will be selling multi-plant pots for added value and some jars of plants in culture for the adventurous. These were very popular with visitors to our stand.
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.
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 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.
We have our 2018 shows already booked. We will be starting at Spetchley Gardens Plant Fair on April 22nd. We will put our later fairs here when they get nearer, but you can always find the whole list on our Talks and Shows page. Don't forget that we can supply plants in sterile culture (5/jar) at £30 which you can pick up at any of the fairs as long as you le us know in advance what you would like.
We are now booking talks for 2018 and 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.