The Wessex Orchid Society Presents a Talk on Windowsill Orchids
The Wessex Orchid Society will host a talk on "Windowsill Orchids" by Dr.
Graeme Harrison at its first meeting of the year this Saturday, 11th
The meeting starts at 2pm for 2:30pm, and is being held at Shawford
Village Hall, near Winchester.
Many readers of this newsgroup will have been given orchids as Christmas
presents, and they may not know how to take care of their plants. For
this reason, the Wessex Orchid Society welcomes non-members to this
meeting, particularly those interested in knowing more about these
It is a common misconception that orchids need to be grown in
greenhouses, but this is not always true, and many orchids make good
houseplants. At this meeting, Graeme Harrison will tell us how to grow
orchids as houseplants within the home.
Wessex Orchid Society
About the Wessex Orchid Society
The Wessex Orchid Society was founded in 1973, and welcomes all those
interested in the study and cultivation of orchids. Monthly meetings are
held at Shawford Village Hall, at 2.00 pm for 2.30 pm, on the second
Saturday of each month, apart from August and March. The Societyıs
extensive library of orchid books is available for browsing at most
Directions to Shawford Village Hall
From Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Southampton: exit M3 at Junction 11,
first exit on first roundabout (straight across), take the first exit
(left) at second roundabout. ** Immediately after crossing the M3, turn
left towards Shawford and Twyford. Turn left before the railway bridge
and pub, Shawford Village Hall is to your right.
From London: exit M3 at Junction 11. Turn right at traffic lights and go
under M3. Turn left at next traffic lights, then take the second exit
(right) at roundabout at top of hill. Proceed to next roundabout, then
take the first exit left. Follow directions ** above.
There are frequent trains from London Waterloo to Winchester (less
frequent trains direct to Shawford). Please get in touch with Chong-Yee
if you are travelling by train, and I will meet you at Winchester Station.
For a map of Shawford, please see