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Please note that this is a provisional programme and subject to change. Unless otherwise stated, all events will be held at The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, nr. Carmarthen, either in Principality House (PH) or the Water Discovery Lab (WDL). If you intend travelling any distance, please contact us in advance to confirm arrangements (01639 843314). Events, other than trips, commence at 11.00 am.

Saturday, January 18th 2014 – Illustrated talk: Growing paphiopedilums. Dino Zelenika (PH).

Saturday, February 15th 2014 – Talk and discussion: What orchid books don’t tell you. Dr. Kevin L. Davies (PH).

Saturday, March 15th 2014 – Illustrated talk: Unpredictable pleurothallids. Steve Manning (PH). This talk generously funded by the Orchid Society of Great Britain.

Saturday, April 12th 2014 – Illustrated talk: What’s new in orchids? – Malcolm Perry (PH).

Saturday, May 17th 2014 – Illustrated talk: Phalaenopsis species for the home. Francis Quesada -Pallares (PH).

Saturday June 14th 2014 – Proposed trip to the Malvern International Orchid Show: Details to follow. Non-members welcome.

Saturday, June 21st 2014 - Field trip to Vicarage Meadows Nature Reserve (OS map sheet 147, Grid Reference SN 850 526) near Abergwesyn (Post Code LD5 4TP), Powys, home to the Greater Butterfly Orchid (Platanthera chlorantha), Fragrant Orchid (Gymnadenia conopsea) and the rare, Small White Orchid (Pseudorchis albida). Meet at entrance to Nature Reserve at 12.00 pm. Leader: John Crellin (Vice County Recorder for Brecknockshire -the Botanical Society of Great Britain). Also, possibly, annual orchid count with Phil Sutton (Brecknock Wildlife Trust). Non-members welcome.

Saturday, July 12th 2014 – Practical session: Orchid flowers through the microscope. Dr. Kevin L. Davies (WDL).

Saturday, August 16th 2014 – Illustrated talk: A year in the orchid house. Alex Luker, Head Gardener at Dyffryn House (PH).

Saturday and Sunday September 6th -7th 2014 – Welsh Orchid Festival (Marquee). Details to follow.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 – Annual General Meeting (PH).

Saturday, October 11th 2014 – Illustrated talk: Miniature Vandaceous orchids. Trey Sanders (PH).

Saturday, November 15th 2014 – Illustrated talk: The Jane Phillips Award – A photograph of an orchid house. Laura Reeves, Winner of the Jane Phillips Award (PH).

Saturday December 6th 2014 – Proposed Trip to Burnham Orchid Nurseries. Details to follow. Non-members welcome.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - Orchid Gardeners’ Question Time. Various participants. Have your orchid questions answered, exchange your surplus plants and socialize over a mince pie (PH).

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