Richard Laurence to start Sunday’s lectures at the British Orchid Show and Congress with British Natives

Sunday at the British Orchid Show and Congress includes our Hardy Orchid Day with some fascinating talks about British and European orchids, finding them to photograph, growing hardy orchids, reintroduction programmes and propagation.

Richard Laurence who has spent much of his life photographing British Orchids will be starting the days lecture programme with a talk about UK Orchids with his fantastic photographs such as the Early Spider Orchid (Ophrys sphegodes) above. Richard who has been a long term friend and supporter of the Orchid Project will be including many of the beautiful variations he has recorded in UK populations such as the dark petalled forms of the Early Spider Orchid shown below.

Anyone interested in the Hardy Orchid Day lectures can buy a ticket here which also gives access to all of the other sections of Sunday’s Show, or look at other registration options. Full registrants will automatically have access to the Hardy Orchid Day Lectures.


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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    We are really looking forward to the orchid show. I am sure it will be a wonderful few days. Thank you very much for the time, dedication and effort you are putting in to make this event a success. It is much appreciated!