The rare and the beautiful '“ orchids to capture the heart

Some stunning varieties were on display at the Wessex Orchid Society's autumn show.

Tuesday, 17th October 2017, 1:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 9:59 am
Jonathan Watson, Lynn Smith and Tony Nappin who make up the committee of the Wessex Orchid Society Picture Ian Hargreaves (171231-05)

The event, at Portchester Community School, saw growers from across the south show-off their beautiful blooms.

To find out more about the society go to wessexorchidsociety.org.uk.

Pictures by Ian Hargreaves. To buy copies of the images call photosales on on 0330 123 0203 quoting the reference number.

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Dave Gourley, from Lee on the Solent, admires with his magnificent plant Picture Ian Hargreaves (171231-01)
Rob Fraser, from Havant, looking at the hybrid winner entry vanda orchid grown by Paul Shadick (171231-02)
Plant expert Joan Smith from West Sussex, with Martin Errington and his mother Sue Errington, from Portchester Picture Ian Hargreaves (171231-03)
Dave Gourley, from Lee on the Solent, admires with his magnificent plant Picture Ian Hargreaves (171231-01)
Rob Fraser, from Havant, looking at the hybrid winner entry vanda orchid grown by Paul Shadick (171231-02)
Plant expert Joan Smith from West Sussex, with Martin Errington and his mother Sue Errington, from Portchester Picture Ian Hargreaves (171231-03)