Need help with your orchids? Then the National Botanic Garden of Wales is the place to be on Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3.
At the Carmarthenshire attraction’s 10th annual Orchid Festival, there are talks and tips for everyone, from beginners to experts; teenage orchid grower Archie Smith will give a talk entitled: ‘Bulbophyllum – love them or hate them?’; there’s a demonstration of repotting and mounting; and a ‘How to create your own epiphyte orchid tree’ demo.
Organised by the Orchid Study Group under the chairmanship of botanist Dr Kevin Davies, the festival really does have something for everyone.
Rare and unusual specimens take centre stage in the Garden marquee with a stunning display of blooms by growers from all over the UK, along with botanical art, specialist book-sellers, carnivorous plants and orchids for sale from popular nurseries and traders.
There’s also the chance to put a range of plants under the microscope and find out in detail what makes orchids so fascinating.
For more about the event, including a timetable of two days of talks and demonstrations, head to the Garden’s website https://botanicgarden.wales/ or call 01558 667149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission to the Garden is £10.50 (including Gift Aid) for adults and £4.95 for children over five. Entry is FREE for Garden members and parking is free for all.