Our third Orchid Day was a great success

We recently held our third annual Orchid Day where lovers of the tropical species received free advice and health checks for their plants from expert Chris Channon, an award-winning orchid grower and Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gold medallist for his orchid displays.

Throughout the day, Chris gave general advice, ‘Tropical Orchids for Beginners’ talks and re-potting demonstrations in our houseplant area and hosted a popular question and answer session.

Visitor Karen Willcock from Burley was enthused: “I learned a lot about orchid growing, repotting and essential orchid care. Chris was very welcoming in examining and ‘first aiding’ my plant!”

Our  Plant Buyer Steve Smith was equally pleased with the event: “The event has proved, once again, to be very successful. Our customers really value Chris’s expert advice and how well it was presented. There seems to be a growing trend towards growing orchids - we’ve seen sales increase by almost 50% year on year – and I’m sure that free advice days like these encourage people to learn more about caring for their orchid. We’re really looking forward to next year’s event!”