Next Monthly Meeting:-

Sunday 8th April 2018

                                                                          11am - approx. 4pm.

Camborne Community Centre TR14 8SU

Hi to all members and orchid enthusiasts.         

Our Spring show is coming up on April 8th so...............

If  you would like to enter a plant/or plants, in our competition, please do not hesitate to give me a ring or tap out a message on the pc and a schedule ill be winging its way to you post haste.  All plants should be in the hall either on the Saturday evening between 7-8pm or at the very latest by 8.45am Sunday morning.  It  is always good for us to see new faces and make new friends at this time of  year, so please don 't be shy and come along.  We don 't bite !!  There  is no entry fee and, who knows, you may pick up a few tips along the way.

At the show you will find plants for sale, both in flower and "just green leaves"! , but there will be plenty of help  if you are looking for something specific.  If you are not sure exactly what you want, or are able to grow in your own circumstances, ask one of our members for advice and, hopefully,  you will be able to take away something to "practice on".

Also there will be a tombola, and light refreshments all day. 

If you would like to be put on our list for regular newsletters, please let me know (e.m. (tel: 01209 717947).  We are happy to give out any information concerning the cultivation etc. of your plants - even if you only have one on the windowsill - nothing is secret and we are only too happy to help. If you are interested in membership of our society, please enquire and the first meeting will be free to see if it is really what you are looking for.

See you at the show...................

Do come along and meet the members- HAPPY GROWING.............KIT. 01209 717947 - e.m. r.lindsay672@btinternet,.com




Welcome to Our Orchid Society.

We are a group of people interested in growing plants from the family Orchidaceae, known as 'orchids'. Our members range from those with a few orchids on a windowsill (or more likely every windowsill!) to those with a greenhouse packed to overflowing with orchids of every hue and habit.

The orchid family, Orchidaceae, comprises around 880 genera and more than 30,000 species so it is potential source of endless pleasure and learning for the beginner and expert alike.   If you have only ever seen orchids in supermarkets and garden centres then it's likely that you have seen just a handful of orchid species and hybrids that are grown by enthusiasts and collectors, and you will be amazed by the variety and splendour of the plants shown at our meetings. Yet despite their exotic looks and vibrant colours, many if not most orchids are not difficult to keep once new members have just a basic knowledge of orchid cultivation, willingly and happily passed on by our more experienced members. Unless you are fortunate enough to view a private collection, it is unlikely that you will ever see some of the very unusual species.  If you would like to view such a collection, a call to Ron & Kit on 01209 717947 might just be the ticket to whet your appetite if you are seriously thinking of dipping your toe in the water and trying your luck with this rather beautiful species of plant.  After growing for over 40 years, they have quite a few of the answers!

We hold 8 monthly meeting on the second Sunday in January, February, March, May, June, July, September, November;  April and October are our show days (again on a Sunday), August and December are a break from meetings. The venue is  Camborne Community Centre on South Terrace (TR14 8SU) and we commence general meetings at 2pm until around 4.30pm depending upon content.   Show times are usually 11am - 4pm.

At each monthly meeting there is a 'table show' of some of the beautiful orchids in flower that month. Members are encouraged to bring along their flowering plants to accrue points for an annual trophy.  A trophy is also awarded each month for the plant with the most points at that time. This means, of course, that if you only hav e one or two plants and they happen to be in flower at the time of the meeting, it is your chance to shine.l

Species -
Dendrobium lituiflorum
 exhibited by Ron Lindsay

Hybrid -
Lycaste x groganii
exhibited by Ron Lindsay

If you would like more information about the Society or you have a question about orchids please drop us a line by clicking here.  We would love to hear from you and, hopefully, see you at our meetings.

Here is a map to help you find us: we meet in the annexe at the rear of the carpark and we are wheelchair friendly.

What's New on Our Website
  • Future Meetings & Events

    DIARY FOR 2017.
    February 12.     General meeting with talk from Wendy.
      March    12.     General meeting: Show discussion: talk from Clive.
    April          9.      Annual Spring Festival at Community Centre
    May         14.     A. G. M.  Esther to talk on Vandas.
                    13.     Devon show in Budleigh Salterton
    June         11.    Visit to Ian Facey's garden
    July           9.      Open meeting as last year.
    August               NO MEETING THIS MONTH
    September 10.   Ron Woolway (Devon O.S.)
    October     8.      Autumn show at community Centre
    November 12.    Social meeting with nibbles.

  • Recent Meetings

    4 July.  Report and pictures from our June meeting including the Members' presentation to KIt Lindsay.

  • Table Shows

    4 July.  Recently added - pictures of the winners from June and many of the other exhibits.

  • Gallery of Orchids

    4 July.  Many more new pictures added to the recently launched gallery page.  Scores more pictures will gradually be added of the wonderful orchids grown by WCOS members.

  • WCOS Shows and Festivals

    13 June.  Show page added with pictures from April's Spring Festival.

  • Homepage Refreshed

    24 May.  Website reformatted and homepage refreshed with map and link to latest newsletter.

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