HOS Annual Plant Show 2010

Here are photographs of the first prize winning plants from the HOS Annual Plant Show, which was held during the Spring Meeting at Kidlington.

Thanks are due to Mike Gasson for finding time to point his digital camera at the winning plants shown below and to Mike Pollock for acting as the judge.

All pictures have been provided by HOS members, who retain the copyright to their pictures.

None of the pictures may be reproduced without the photographer's permission.

The RHS Banksian Medal was awarded to Kath and Peter Fairhurst.

Class 3:


3 Pots, non-European, distinct varieties.


This entry was awarded Best in Show Trophy




Pleione Alishan 'Merlin'                 Pleione Rakata 'Shot Silk'                Pleione Zeus Weinstein


Kath & Peter Fairhurst


Class 4:


3 pots hardy orchids, any country of origin, distinct varieties




  Pleione formosana 'Cairngorm'                       Pleione Leda                               Pleione Leda                 


Kath & Peter Fairhurst


Class 5:

 Native British orchid

One pot

Neotinea maculata

Richard Manuel

Class 6:

Native European (not native to Britain) orchid One pot          


Orchis italica 


Michael Powell

Class 7:


Non-European hardy orchid

One pot



Pleione grandiflora


Kath & Peter Fairhurst


Class 9:


Orchis, Anacamptis or Neotinea

One pot



Anacmptis longicornu

Richard Manuel

Class 10:



One pot



Ophrys sphegodes

Richard Manuel

Class 11:



 One pot



Serapias olbia x neglecta


Malcolm Brownsword


 Class 12:



One pot




Cypripedium formosanum


Malcolm Brownsword


 Class 13:



One pot

Calanthe sieboldii

Maren Talbot

 Class 14:



One pot



Pleione Piton


Kath & Peter Fairhurst