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http://www.kew.org/data/index.html This link will take you to Kew’s Data and Information Index pages, where you can search their databases for a whole variety of information, including plant families, for names, synonyms and species distribution. This is our first stop when we begin checking information on a plant, and it is an invaluable resource.
http://www.cheltenhamorchids.org The website of the Cheltenham and District Orchid Society. Shows are held annually in March at Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucester. Meetings are held monthly throughout the year. Full details, together with membership information and show reviews, may be found on the website.
http://www.dendrochilum.com A superb site dedicated to the genus Dendrochilum. The site is beautifully laid out, very easy to navigate, and contains a wealth of information about these beautiful plants.
https://www.eliteorchids.com/ Superb nursery specialising in very high quality paphiopedilums and phragmipediums from the best nurseries around the world. They also now have their own breeding programme, so will be able to offer quality plants from their own crosses too. Their website also has a small, but excellent and regularly changing selection of other orchids and, occasionally, very nice divisions of their own plants, plus a variety of sundries. Very well worth a look and a dip into your pocket. They know their stuff and only sell quality! You can keep up with them on Facebook.
http://laurencehobbsorchids.co.uk/ A lovely orchid nursery offering a wide range of plants for enthusiasts of all levels. The nursery is well worth a visit, particularly for those who enjoy hunting for something a bit different. You may be able to visit Monday – Thursday, 9:00 – 5:00 pm, but this must be by prior arrangement. Special open weekends are held regularly throughout the year and we will list those on the events page. A great place for catching up with old friends, making new ones, and benefitting from Laurence’s wealth of experience. Whatever your orchid interests, it is well worth asking to be included on their mailing list.
https://orchidbotanics.co.uk/ Another favourite of mine, Orchid Botanics specialises in cool-growing, cloud forest orchids, but also offers plants for warmer climes. Well worth keeping a regular eye on because there is usually something new and exciting to tempt the easily, or even the not so easily, tempted. I am one of the former! Quality plants from a friendly and knowledgeable seller. They are on Facebook.
http://www.orchids.uk.com// Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbott, Devon, TQ12 6PZ. The oldest orchid nursery remaining in the UK, and probably the best known. There can be few people with even the tiniest bit of knowledge of the orchid world who won’t be familiar with the name Rittershausen. The nursery is now run by Sara, daughter of the late Brian and Wilma Rittershausen. I’m sorry to say I’ve never visited. On my sole trip to Devon in the last 40 years I didn’t have time to call in, an oversight I hope to remedy in the not too distant future.
http://www.sheffieldorchids.org/ The website for Sheffield and District Orchid Society.
http://www.theorchidman.com/ Mae Tang Orchids. An interesting website offering specialized orchid tours of Thailand.
https://www.tropiscape-orchids.com/ A lovely site belonging to a Belgian couple who love orchids and who always have a variety of interesting and often unusual species available for sale. I’ve bought from them on several occasions and the quality and service are excellent. They also grow some wonderful plants in their own collection and are giving those of us who follow them on social media the opportunity to look around their fantastic greenhouses (I am envious!) with the videos they are posting during the COVID-19 lockdown. You can find them on Facebook and Flickr.
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