Welcome to the Irish Orchid Society

The Irish Orchid Society is for all people interested in growing and expanding their knowledge of orchids, from near and far.

  • Upcoming Events

    • Monday October 1st, 7.30pm | “Lesser Known Orchids Revisited” Talk by Brendan Sayers

  • IOS News

    • ‘The Inked Orchid & other Botanicals’ – Exhibition by Jennie Castle in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny | Aug 12-17

  • Monthly Musings

    • Welcome to the new Irish Orchid Society website. It was well and truly time for an upgrade. The purpose of the new website is threefold. […]

  • Become a Member!

    • Monthly meetings at the Botanic Gardens where you will get expert advice on keeping your orchids alive and thriving!
    • Talks & workshops throughout the year from experienced growers
    • Our newsletter "Pollinia" delivered to your door
    • Field trips to discover native Irish orchids...yes orchids grow in Ireland!
    • Sale of special orchid composts
    • Monthly raffles and more

    Join the Irish Orchid Society

     

Wild Orchids in Ireland

Wondering what orchid is featured in the background?

This is a Hammarbya paludosa, commonly known as a bog orchid. It can be found in boglands near slow running streams. A small, inconspicuous orchid which can reach 15 cm in height but usually grows to between 4 and 8 cm. The flowers have a sweet, cucumber-like scent.

Orchid Resources

National Botanic Gardens   Burnham Nurseries Orchids   Orchid Wire   grossraeschener orchids