A Celebration of Orchids at Valentines Mansion

The Orchid Society of Great Britain’s Spring Show is Coming to Valentines Mansion, Ilford on Sunday 7 March.

Head over to the grade II* listed building for this annual celebration, featuring competitions, special displays as well and many stalls selling a wide variety of orchids from all over the world.

There’s more than meets the eye with these fascinating plants, and this will be the perfect opportunity to find out everything there is to know about orchids! For example, did you know, one of the first orchids discovered by the western civilization was the vanilla orchid which we still enjoy today? And believe it or not, with more than 25,000 species, there are more orchids on the planet than mammals and birds!

Where you’re a member of the society or just part of the general public, there will be lots to see and enjoy. With collections of rare and unusual orchids grown at home by competition entrants hoping for a chance to win prestigious cups and other prizes, to stunning displays throughout the house from other orchid societies and specialist nurseries, you’re in for a great day out.

Visitors will be able to browse and purchase a variety of these fabulous plants from all over the world, including Latin America, China and Africa as well as modern hybrids from the great orchid nurseries of Europe, and the Far East.

Members will be on hand throughout the day offering advice on how to successfully grow orchids and to answer other questions you may have.

Saturday 7 March, 10am-4pm, tickets are just £3 per the general public, and free for OSGB members. For more information and tickets visit:

About valentinesmansion

Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, with gorgeous views over surrounding parkland. Enjoy contemporary art exhibitions and installations. Explore the stunning historic gardens. Bring the whole family for hands-on games, activities and discovery trails. FREE ENTRY Hire the Mansion...Valentines Mansion is a truly unique venue in a beautiful setting. With its elegant period rooms, grand staircase and enchanting walled gardens, this Grade II* listed building, is perfect for a whole host of functions, from weddings and celebrations to corporate events. The Mansion and its rooms can be hired either individually or exclusively and we work with a fine selection of caterers to ensure a first-class experience for you and your guests. Call us on 020 8708 8100 to find out more.
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