This year there was an additional online HOS plant show representing the orchids that flower between March and July. For many years the Spring Show has favoured the growers of spring-flowering, mainly winter-green, species. This new on-line show offered an opportunity for the many members that grow orchids that flower in the summer months to exhibit photographs of their plants. The first placed entries are featured below and the full range of entries and the judge's comments can be viewed as a presentation in the Members' Area.
This year with two competitions the Banksian Medal was awarded to the entrant with most points from both events. Contratulations to Neil Hubbard as winner of the Banksian medal for 2021 and to Stephen Clements for Best in Show in this competition. Thanks are due to all exhibitors and especially to our Judge Nick Fry.
Class 5: One pot native British orchid
Class 6: One pot native European (not native to Britain) orchid
Class 7: One pot native European (not native to Britain) orchid
Class 8: One pot Dactylorhiza
Class 9: One pot Orchis, Anacamptis or Neotinea
Class 10: One pot Ophrys
Class11: One pot Serapias
Class12: One pot Cypripedium
Class14: One pot Pleione
Pleione Glacier Peak Everest
Class15: One plant or pan of plants raised from seed by the grower
Class18: One pot Epipactis
Epipactis catalina Chris (Best in Show)
Class19: Any plant or group of plants cultivated by the entrant within their garden setting planted in a flower bed or tub