RHS awards Orchid show medals

The RHS Orchid and Botanical Art Show awarded 13 gold medals to growers and artists at this year’s show.

From the orchids on show, six exhibitors were awarded Gold medals, five Silver-Gilt Flora, seven Silver Flora and four Bronze Flora.

Burnham Nurseries Ltd, Helen & David Millner, McBeans Orchids, Vacherot & Lecoufle, Orchid Society of Great Britain and Writhlington School Orchid Project each received an RHS Gold medal.

The award for the best exhibit and most creative exhibit went to French exhibitor Vacherot & Lecoufle. Writhlington School collected the awards for both best orchid, with Dendrobium thyrisflorum and best specimen orchid, Coelogyne cristata ‘Alba'.

Visitors to the show were able to see orchid collections from 23 growers such as Akerne Orchids of Belgium and Orchis Floriculturing of Taiwan as well as a number of displays from UK growers.

Within the botanical art exhibits there were eight Gold medals awarded, nine Silver-Gilt Grenfell and 12 Silver Grenfell.

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